Author Archives: Carol Merwin

Do We Build Ourselves Up By Putting Others Down?

In our current climate of divisiveness there is a lot mean-spirited talk, there are a lot of lies being told. It’s hard not to get caught up in being outraged, insulting, and judgmental. Some quotes that keep me conscious of … Continue reading

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Loss Sparks a Transformative Journey; How to reinvent your life after the worst day of your life

I look back on a life path rich with learning. I’ve learned the most painful loss can set into motion the most dramatic transformation. I use my divorce as an example of an unexpected blow that ultimately brought me to … Continue reading

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Words That Inspire In Challenging Times

These are excerpts from a letter written by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Her words resonate now more than ever. The title is: Do Not Lose Heart, We Were Made for These Times BY CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, PhD You can see the … Continue reading

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5 Tools for Creating Your Best Life

When I reflect on my life I’m quite amazed at the dreams that have come true in my life. I would like to share with you five tools that have been essential on my journey to manifesting my heart-felt dreams. … Continue reading

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Writing the Permission Slip

2020 is the year of giving myself permission to be, do, and have more. Rather than make resolutions or set intentions, this year I’m writing myself the permission slip. I am giving myself permission to: Lead with my heart. Love … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get Past Discouraging Setbacks

We want our kids to have a sense of purpose and a belief in a positive future. Nothing hurts more than to stand by and watch our kids fall short of something they really want – whether they are auditioning, … Continue reading

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Remembering Brian — Measuring Success Part 3

Last night I had the heart-wrenching experience of attending a vigil for a young man who died of an accidental drug overdose. In the sharing, it was clear this young man was dearly loved, was a valued member of his … Continue reading

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23 Things to Consider if You Feel Like a Failure – Measuring Success Part 2

We’ve been taught to view success by outer measures – degrees, income, assets, job title, number of readers, followers, subscribers, likes, friends, our kids, GPA, college acceptance, number of years married, weight, awards and accolades. I’m certainly not immune to … Continue reading

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21 Ways to Define Success – Measuring Success Part 1

I’ve been through a brutal year. That’s the honest truth of it. A year that’s required me to look at everything I think I know and ask hard questions. During this year I’ve thought a lot about success and failure … Continue reading

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