Author Archive | Merideth Mehlberg

The Abundant Life: Here I Come!

I’m up early again, 4:30am. I woke to the sound of my toddler’s cries because she wet her bed. As I tenderly cleaned her up and changed her sheets, I made sure that she felt accepted exactly as she is, whether or not she stays dry through the night. No judgment, only love. Now she’s sleeping again and I can’t get this thought out of my head: How can I show that same unconditional love to myself?

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I Can’t Sleep.

I got up early this morning thinking big thoughts. I tried to go back to bed but just stared at the ceiling for a while and finally decided to get up and start my day. I’ll tell you what I’ve been thinking about. A few weeks ago I went to a thought-provoking conference at Haas Business School about Women in Leadership. One panelist, Haas graduate Danae Ringelmann of IndieGoGo, shared her learning that as an entrepreneur: “You need to think of yourself as a professional experimenter. The beliefs you hold are really just assumptions.” That idea has stayed…

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TwitterFace – Ack!!

If you are feeling overwhelmed about the social media revolution, you are not alone. As I log hours learning and living with the social networking technology pervasive now, I’ve experienced first-hand getting lost, frustrated and exhausted in the Twitter – Facebook vortex. Hours have disappeared as I’ve spun off on tangents reading tweets that lead to blogs that lead to web sites. I’ve had moments after reading posts when I’ve thought, “Wow, other people are doing interesting things, and I’m not doing anything!” I don’t know about you, but I don’t need any help in the “I’m not…

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Winky to the Rescue

My toddler takes a small stuffed animal with her everywhere. Grubby and well-loved, Winky is the first one she turns to when things get stressful. By cuddling him my 2 ½ year-old centers herself. He truly is her touchstone.   Why am I telling you this?   Because cherished objects can be life savers in times of transition.   People contemplating deliberate, on-purpose change in their lives face an exciting and scary journey. In my one-on-one work with clients, we identify what a person most wants from their life and then how to make this vision their…

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I Didn’t Make Drill Team in High School

It was pretty traumatic. I danced my heart out at the audition and thought sure I would make it. Drill Team was cool and I really wanted to be part of it. I was so disappointed not to make the cut.   I still love to dance, so I’m thrilled to have discovered my new favorite class at the gym, Dance Boogie.   It’s awesome because: It’s exercise but doesn’t feel like it. The hour is up before I know it! The teacher pairs her instruction with fantastic music (Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas). We learn dance…

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I had a Crappy Day Yesterday

The morning was all right, but by evening things had taken a turn for the worse. What hadn’t gone wrong? My kids were sick, their naps were short, my daughter was whining (as two-year-olds do). My one-year-old was showing symptoms of a condition that landed him in the hospital late last year (so I worried about him). My husband was not feeling well, the dog needed to be walked, the dishes were stacked in the sink and the To Do list felt endless. I held it together until the kids were in bed and then I fled to…

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Lessons I’ve Learned From my Dog

Ok, I’m biased, but I think I have the best dog in the world. Brady, a 3 1/2 year-old Havanese, has a great personality…and he’s cute too. Oh, welcome to my blog, by the way (It won’t always be about dogs, I promise). I could go on and on about my dog’s many great qualities, but I will spare you. Instead, I want to share one lesson I’ve learned from him:

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