Georgia O’Keeffe, an Artist Extraordinaire and Seamstress too, Way Ahead of Her Time

Posted by Brian Austad - June 30, 2017 - Health, Loss
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Since my mom’s passing in 2013, I have honored her anniversary by going to a special exhibit, dance performance or play that she would have enjoyed. This year was no different and visiting the Brooklyn Museum to see the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit, “Living Modern” was a true testament to an artist who integrated her full […]

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Teamwork and Mindfulness while Biking the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive

Posted by Janet Matts - June 22, 2017 - Health, Leadership, Mindfulness
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Back from my annual biking adventure with my ‘Biking Chick’ friends. The nine of us went to the Shenandoah Mts. in Virginia this year, rented a beautiful house and rode a lot of hills. There were lots of lessons that always present themselves during this trips. The dynamics and mixture of personalities and styles all […]

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Mindfulness in Nature… at the Red Rock Canyon

Posted by Janet Matts - June 12, 2017 - Coaching, Health, Mindfulness
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Mindfulness is a practice that comes in many forms and offers us an opportunity to challenge ourselves and our focus in many ways. In March this year I was asked to participate again in a Mindfulness exercise at the ISCDD (International Society for Central Nervous System Drug Development) Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Last year […]

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Go Cubs Go… a new season with a World Series Team!

Posted by Janet Matts - June 9, 2017 - Coaching, Goal Setting, Leadership
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Ok, I admit it, I am a Cubs fan who came out of the closet last year! I grew up with a father who loved Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo. We visited Wrigley field as a child, both my parents were from Chicago and all of our relatives lived there, while we were […]

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Tribute to Miles

Posted by Janet Matts - June 5, 2017 - Loss, Mindfulness
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Miles became an angel dog and went to heaven on March 15, 2017…a tribute to my Office Assistant and the unconditional love of a dog… He lived up to his ‘Miles Davis’ name, and like jazz, he was spunky, feisty, fun and a large amount of innovation in his personality. He came to me through […]

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Life is Like a See Saw, sometimes it’s up and sometimes it’s down

Posted by Janet Matts - January 28, 2015 - Coaching, Health, Mindfulness
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As an executive coach I often hear about challenges in one’s job, the transitions to new and increasing responsibilities, the balance and integration of work and home life. With these challenges comes ‘stories’ and feelings of negativity, of disappointment in oneself and changes. I recently read an article in Psychology Today, ‘Beyond Happiness: The Upside […]

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2015 Resolution: Working for a Good Boss

Posted by Janet Matts - January 28, 2015 - Goal Setting, Health, Health, Leadership
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It’s another New Year filled with promise and those New Year’s Resolutions. When we think about what makes our lives easier, we are aware of the enormous amount of time that we spend at our jobs and how that affects our home life as well. Who we work for is key. That time can be […]

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Boston Strong…Creating the American Spirit after Tragedy

Posted by Janet Matts - May 2, 2014 - Health
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The Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest annual marathon ranking as as one of the world’s best-known road racing events was especially poignant this Patriot’s Day, April 21, 2014. After the horrific bombings last year, the loss of four lives and many limbs, the city came back under the cry of ‘Boston Strong.’ My nephew, Ian, […]

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Does Dog Ownership REALLY Contribute to Good Health?

Posted by Janet Matts - April 27, 2014 - Health
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We have all heard that owning a pet contributes to overall good health. ‘Therapy dogs’ in hospitals and nursing homes have been beneficial for the patients and owning a dog can contribute to your longevity. The New York Times recent blog  “Life with a Dog: You Meet People” by Jane Brody, confirms the value of […]

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Diverse Talent, Genuine Service, Great Contributions…A Life Well-Lived

Posted by Janet Matts - April 27, 2014 - Health
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Spring was a long time in coming this year, and needing to anticipate that special transition, I embarked on a trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA to see the Orchid Show with a friend. I had been to Longwood before to see the flowers in full bloom, but this time it was for […]

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