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Pillars of Resilience

About Rachel Cipriano When I speak to those in transition, I share a diagram outlining the four pillars of resilience. These include the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual quadrants. I remind participants in these workshops cars need all four tires … Continue reading

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Chutzpah

About Rachel Cipriano Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines chutzpah as, “Personal confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to others.” The word has a Yiddish origin and certainly has both a positive and negative … Continue reading

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New You

About Rachel Cipriano It may sound cliche, but this genuinely is the perfect time for fresh starts. I love New Year’s…one of my favorite holidays! People in transition need the hope of fresh beginnings. I don’t know where you are … Continue reading

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Worthiness

About Rachel Cipriano A conversation with a trusted mentor opened my eyes to my tendency to hesitate when it comes to pursuing my business with maximum vigor. I have established many contacts, produced successful speaking engagements, maintained a consistent blog, … Continue reading

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Weight Loss

About Rachel Cipriano Diet and exercise play a key role in building resilience. Transition and life in general require this necessary attribute. While it may seem repetitious to hear another “lecture” about the importance of physical health, please read on. … Continue reading

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An EF5 Search

About Rachel Cipriano Earlier this year, an EF5 tornado trekked a path of destruction through Oklahoma. In recent years, the news has been full of tragic stories regarding tornadoes from Missouri to Alabama. Since I like to take the negative … Continue reading

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Waiting Game

About Rachel Cipriano Transition is a waiting game. On a positive note, life has most likely provided countless opportunities to practice the difficult art of patience. Some sources of frustration are minor…a traffic jam, a phone call on hold, or … Continue reading

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Checkmate Fear

About Rachel Cipriano Fear is a powerful emotion which too often hinders people during transition. Aggression is a word that can carry a negative connotation; however, fighting against fear is necessary for an effective job search. One of my favorite … Continue reading

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Finding Your Passion – Part 2

About Chad Coe Go on a ‘treasure hunt’ in your own home. The things you hold on to can provide clues to your interests and passions. See how one woman took a journey into her past and discovered a link … Continue reading

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Inspiration

About Rachel Cipriano Several years ago, I was part of a volunteer organization that was extraordinarily successful. Like Spring in full bloom, those who served and were served flourished. Then, something very unfortunate happened. The president of the organization moved … Continue reading

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