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The blog & newsletter of Denise Palmieri Logan

Turning On Your Success Faucet
I am always amazed how people seemingly at the pinnacle of their careers are secretly unhappy and wonder why. They are lacking what I call inner success — deriving a deep sense of meaning from what they do.

What Am I Really Worth?
How we value ourselves is a constantly moving target. We typically base our determination of our worth or our value on external criteria, things totally out of our control, and those criteria that we look to can inflate or deflate us in an instant.

The Risks of Using Call Waiting
Calls are serious business.  Responding to them is how we make something worthwhile out of our lives. You have a choice, to just live your life, work a job, and fulfill a role or to commit to answering a series of worthy calls within this life of yours. 



Living on the Edge
If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space, and frankly we can’t afford it anymore, it’s too crowded in the middle. Join me here on the edge where you can see forever.



Building Your Courage Muscles
For most of us, the path from the Land of Wishing to the Land of Having requires us to step through the Gate of Doing.



If I Were a Rich Man
There is an unspoken premise that is only the dollar value or enormity of our contribution that makes it worth doing and that, until we each have amassed our personal fortune, we can’t do what makes us happy or that contributes to the well being and happiness of others who are less fortunate?

Playing Your Part
Asking, “What else CAN I do?” is a step in discovering precisely how our tangible talents can be used in different ways.

What Seeds Are You Planting?
No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. What we plant in the months ahead will ensure a bountiful harvest for our community. It’s amazing what one seed can grow.



Try This On for Size
A swimsuit is not just about coverage, its about displaying one's assets in a tasteful way. How this is a metaphor for personal, lifestyle or career expression.



Tools of Discernment
I couldn’t believe I had wasted all that time with the Magic 8 Ball trying to make a decision when I could have just listened to my gut.



It Doesn't Matter What You Call It
In 1963, when my mother was expecting, there was no ultrasound to predict the sex of your baby. There were plenty of wives tales, though. Everyone from her best friend to the grocery clerk had a “foolproof” way to tell whether her baby would be a boy or a girl.



What Direction Are You Headed?
“YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE.” My Maine friends tell me that’s a common response to give tourists who don’t appreciate the mountainous or cove-studded terrain of that state. The first time I heard it, I thought “That’s nonsense – of course you can get anywhere from where you are.”