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Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.

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An Ever-Evolving Journey

For decades I had that belief that “I can do it myself.” I valued my illusionary self-sufficiency while equating it with being strong, powerful, and independent. Those were words many, many folks had used to describe me. At one point, thankfully, I came to realize that self-sufficiency is an illusion. We all need others. We need them in so many…
June 13, 2024
Retirement planning involves more than just finances

Transitions As Part Of Daily Life

Life is an adventure filled with ups and downs. How we deal with them is fully our choice. Some we can prepare for and some we can’t. This week yet another friend was operated on for cancer; a very old and dear friend who has had progressively debilitating dementia passed away and yet simultaneously we had a college graduation, a…
June 6, 2024
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The Emotional Rollercoaster of Transition

Over the years I have met, as I am sure you have too, many who profess to be an expert at this or that, nonetheless it’s being considered an expert by others that is the real tell. Because, claiming the title, in integrity, requires quite a bit more than many, if not most, may be willing to pay to achieve…
May 28, 2024
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A Long Holiday Weekend

This weekend, summer unofficially arises from the cold earth and skiing and already the rush is on. Boats in the water this weekend, cookouts planned, tourists on the highway heading to Cape Cod and/or Rhode Island beaches and life is coming back to the “normal” of summer traffic on the highway. Reminds me of an old saying: “God’s in His…
May 27, 2024
Successful man juggling priorities

Letting The Boxes Go

I had an interesting series of conversations over the last few days, in Dallas, NYC, with potential clients, and with friends here In CT as well. The location soon became irrelevant, since one key point frequently showed up. When we choose to make major shifts in any one area of our life, that shift affects every other area in our…
May 15, 2024
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Living For Success Or To Live Your Life?

When others ask me what I do I can have a wide variety of answers depending upon the situation, timing, and/or their experiences, etc. When what you do is really simply a reflection of who you are, it is so intimate it can be shared in a few words “I change lives.”  In responses such as “I create transformational experiences…
May 12, 2024
validation versus confirmation

Validation Versus Confirmation

Imagine someone says:  “That project came out great.” versus “That project came out great; clearly you put your heart and soul into it.”   With the first, the confirmation of what you know, it did come out great, feels good. Someone saw what you did. With the other, someone saw you in addition to what you did. That feels so much…
May 1, 2024
a man and a woman finishing a project

Almost There

What happens for you when you are almost there? When are you almost done with a project that you have been working on for a long time? Almost there in achieving what you never thought you would achieve yet kept marching towards, nonetheless? Almost there in a career you have devoted your life to? I have seen two distinct reactions.…
April 24, 2024
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Forging Ahead

We have all had those moments when stopping in our tracks, sitting down, and just not moving anywhere seems like the best option.  Whether that’s because we have been overworking, feeling depressed, unmotivated, or just plain disinterested, sometimes stopping allows us to simply catch up with ourselves before seeing what’s next. That concept may seem counterintuitive to success or progress…
April 21, 2024
know your values

Do You Know Your Values?

This may sound like a strange question since, of course you do, is the logical response, yet… My LinkedIn profile says: Guiding Visionary Leaders Through Transition. Challenging existing paradigms, discovering innovative solutions, and honoring value-driven leadership, through personal transformation for success on all levels. Before working with someone, one of my questions is, what are the values you bring to…
April 11, 2024