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When They Need You

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
October 1 2013


 

I got home late Wednesday night from a full day of activities.  Completely exhausted but too wound up to sleep, I took a bath to relax and began to read a book. I’m not really not sure what time I finally went to sleep, but when I woke up at 7:15, I had a massive headache and my body felt 20 years older than my chronological age.

 

I willed myself to wake...

 
 
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O How Time Flies

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
June 6 2013


 

Yesterday, I attended the YWCA Career Women’s Achievement Awards Luncheon. Frankly, there’s nothing I enjoy more than being in a room stuffed with sassy, successful women!  As I sat there and listened to the impressive stories, I realized that I had better get busy.  If these women were able to accomplish all these great feats with so many obstacles in their path, then there was no excuse for me!

 

Diane Nyad, the...

 
 
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"What if" Moments in Life

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
May 25 2013


 

I read the forecast the night before and it didn’t look promising. Rain, rain and more rain was expected throughout the day.  I shared with my husband that I was disappointed I wouldn’t be able to go for a walk outside.  He didn’t understand why I couldn’t just go to the gym if I wanted some exercise.

 

For me, going to the gym is very different than being able to walk outside. ...

 
 
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Cultivating Creativity

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
August 28 2012


 

I’ve worked with women in the past that are quite insistent that they don’t have a creative bone in their body. When I hear this nonsense, it becomes my mission in the coaching process to help them uncover their creativity.  The truth is that every woman is creative-she just hasn’t uncovered her creative gifts yet.  Often, these women have a very narrow definition of  “being creative”.  They view creativity as being...

 
 
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Be a Master Communicator

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
March 19 2012


 

A couple years ago, I volunteered my time directing traffic in and out of the ATP Tennis Tournament. If you’re wondering how I ended up in this predicament, let me explain.  At the time, my son was on the High School Cross Country Team and the parents and kids were asked to donate their time in order to raise funds. If my memory serves me well, that day was one of...

 
 
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Change Happens!

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
October 25 2011


 

There are times in life when you just have to wait patiently for things to change.  I realize this is a difficult lesson for us to learn (myself included) since we instinctively desire to control our universe as much as possible. We see a situation that needs to change and we want change now!  But what if it is someone else that needs to do the changing?  How much control do...