Entering the Unknown: 158 Practitioners Start Something New

Do you remember what you felt like on your first day of high school? When I look back, I can remember feeling uncertain and a little bit scared in that new place with those new people. But I can also remember feeling a spark of excitement at the beginning of a whole new adventure. I think of these emotions because, just last week, we started a new program called Building an Online Program (and Impacting so Many More Lives). And many of the practitioners who signed up mentioned feeling this same way – a mix of excited and nervous –…

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The Scariest Decision I’ve Ever Had to Make

Back in 2010, the year before NICABM’s last conference at Hilton Head, I faced one of my biggest fears. Our conferences had been going on for over 20 years. They were profitable, and they brought people together from all over the United States to learn about the latest in mind-body medicine. But it took a lot of time, energy, and people to organize those conferences, which put a limit on everything else we could do. So I took the bold step (or at least it seemed bold at the time) of considering the choice to discontinue the conference. The night…

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Fear or Comfort: Which One Holds Us Back More Often?

Someone asked me recently how I developed the courage to step out of the box and do my own thing. And it really made me stop and reflect. But before I get into that, I want you to take a moment and think about what might be keeping you from stepping out of the box . . . . . . is it fear? Okay. Now delve a little deeper into that feeling of fear, and really think about where it’s coming from. I know when I’m feeling apprehensive, it is usually because I’m about to do something I’ve never…

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What’s Your Backup Plan? How to Expand Your Impact (Even When Life Gets in the Way)

A couple of weeks ago, I told you I’d gotten hit with the flu and was sicker than I’ve been in at least 30 years. Many of you sent me kind words of encouragement and well-wishes, and I’m so grateful. But I’m curious. What happens in your life when you’re hit by an illness, or need to take care of an emergency? With the way that most of us practice, if we’re not seeing clients, we’re not getting paid. So when something unexpected happens and we can’t be in the office to see clients, we lose money. But years ago,…

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Rebooting with Mother Nature – Something to Inspire You

Here in the northeast, we’ve gone through quite a winter. Now I know it could always be worse (and there are other places in the world that got hit a whole lot harder than we did), but I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever see flowers blooming again. And to top it all off, over the weekend, I got hit with the flu and was sicker than I’ve been in at least 30 years. But yesterday, as my symptoms started to ease a bit, I walked outside to the sun beating down on my face, a gentle breeze blowing,…

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What Will Your Greatest Accomplishment Be? (Revisited)

One of my long-time heroes, the renowned feminist activist, Ms. Gloria Steinem, recently celebrated her 80th birthday, and it got me thinking about something I posted last summer. It was about the time I had the privilege of meeting Ms. Steinem at the University of Connecticut Women’s Center. You see, I helped found the Women’s Center back in the 70’s, and when great things happen there I can’t help but smile (and often jump at the chance to be part of them). This event was particularly exciting, though, because Ms. Steinem was appearing as their keynote speaker. During her talk…

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