The MasterPeace Living Blog

Follow the MasterPeace Living blog for honest, challenging, supportive, and empowering discussion of the obstacles to living a life you love. Topics range from emotional eating to career development, from navigating empty-nest syndrome to knocking out imposter syndrome, from healthy boundaries in relationships to finding and acting out your passions in life. All the while, we aim for progress, not perfection, and we celebrate the baby steps. Enjoy!

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Get Out of Your Funk and Feel Better Fast. Then Look Deeper.

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Years ago, I went to the doctor because I felt like crap, and I wanted to feel better. But I wasn’t sick. I just wasn’t myself, and I wasn’t operating at full potential. Not even close. That doctor visit (and the one after it) had a profound effect on the way I deal with my […]

Imposter Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms, and 6 Steps Out

“It’s just so good to have a name for what I’ve been experiencing,” Annette told me recently.1 Annette came into coaching to help launch her new consulting business. What she discovered along the way is that she suffers from Imposter Syndrome (IS), a term coined by clinical psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in the […]

Productivity and the Magic of Baby Steps

Ever been to one of those time-management seminars where the guru says something like, “Your first step is to get everything out of your brain and onto paper. Start by making a master list.” So you do a massive brain dump, consulting your calendar and the sticky notes you’ve strategically placed all over your office, […]

How to Practice Self-Love Without Being Selfish

Valentine’s Day is a great time to talk about self-love. But first, we have to get the myth out of the way. The myth is that self-love is selfish. I read that somewhere recently. The author was associating self-love with narcissism, which is a serious psychological disorder with very little chance of recovery. It’s a […]

And the Beat Goes On: Choose to Move With the Rhythm of Life

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I’m starting to recognize a pattern. Every year, it seems, I spin out of the chaotically wonderful Christmas season and fly forward, face first, into February. January passes in a blur—annually. Does that happen to you? Although I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions, (see my previous post here), January does provide a […]

Pump Up Your Life With The Wellness Wheel

Have you ever had a flat tire? You are blissfully driving along until, all of a sudden, you hear that horrible ka-flunk, ka-flunk, ka-flunk sound. Oh no. Please don’t let it be a flat tire. Please, please, please… Dang it! That’s it. The day is officially screwed up, and until this thing is fixed, you’re […]

Self-Management Strategies to Create Your Best Life

If you’re searching for how to live your best life now, or how to become the best version of yourself, you’re in good company. Those phrases are popping up everywhere in Google searches, self-help books, and ads flying across social media. While I don’t have any idea how these phrases became so trendy so fast, […]

New Year, New You? Not Likely. Unless You Do This.

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Have you seen them? The magazines, online programs, and self-help gurus promoting their New Year, New You promises again this year? Get skinny and organized, fall in love, and make oodles more money with just “5 Simple Steps” (or seven or 10 or whatever). The sad truth about New Year’s resolutions is only about eight […]

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