Author Archive | Merideth Mehlberg

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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