Here are my top-choice reads for you from 2015.

What a year 2015 has been! Take a look at some of my favorite messages for the last 12 months – in the form of my favorite blogs. Enjoy!

What kind of year has 2015 been for you? Have you even stopped to think about it? My year has been amazing in so many ways – too many to count. As an executive and personal coach and team building facilitator, I have been given the gift of amazing, delightful and inquisitive clients who strive to learn, grow and flourish. In other words, I have the best job in the world.

As I take the time to reflect on these last 12 months, I also want to share some of my favorite blogs with you. I hope you can take some time to relax, pour a cup of your favorite beverage, and read them at a leisurely pace while reflecting on your own year, week or day. Let’s look forward to another great year together. Enjoy!


1. The Magic of Procrastination (And Other Bad Things)

We all have seemingly “bad habits” that we’ve learned to dislike in ourselves. But what if those traits are actually positive? What if we learned to embrace them instead? Take a look at how your “faults” could actually be your strengths.

2. Sell the Goat! A Practice in Perspective

Feeling a little frazzled this time of year? Then you’ll love one of my favorite stories about a villager and his goat. The world can be hectic, especially during the holidays. This little gem will give you some perspective … and help you find a little bit of peace!

3. Top 6 Signs That Your Team is in Trouble

Whether it’s in a corporate or social setting, serving as a member of any kind of team can be an incredibly rewarding and positive experience. But let’s face it, sometimes being a part of a team can be downright miserable. If you suspect your teams are not performing the way they should, you’ll identify with these warning signs. And then you can ask for help.

4. It’s Time to Get Away, and I Mean It!

It’s amazing how any workers scramble at the end of the year to use up their vacation days, because for whatever reason, they failed to use them. What? Vacations are so important – even if you don’t actually go anywhere but your own neighborhood. The physical and mental health benefits are immense – so go do it already!

5. Corporate Pecking Orders: Just Say No

If you’ve ever felt like your work environment is more like a scene from the Hunger Games, then you know all about the corporate pecking order. That old-school way of thinking just doesn’t work in today’s corporate environment – at least not if you want to be successful. Today, it’s about teamwork and unity.

6. On Being Fifty

When I turned 50 this year, I didn’t feel depressed, sad, or any of the other negative feelings that might come along with such a monumental occasion. Rather, I felt grateful and overwhelmed with abundance. So whether you’re facing a milestone birthday, like I did, or a potentially difficult time in your life, there are lots of really good things that can come out of it.

7. The Rapture of Trying New Things

It’s a scientific fact that experiencing new things makes us happy! Yet many of us do the same things day after day, living in this sort of stagnant in the proverbial rat race. Spending our money and time on new experiences has far greater value than accumulating more “stuff.” These are some of my suggestions to add some spice and new energy to your life.

8. Meditation and the Art of Being Quiet

Most of us spend our days in constant “noise” – from electronic devices, complicated schedules, endless conversations and never-ending tasks. Learning how to just take a minute to breathe, restore energy, and just be quiet can benefit you both physically and mentally. Taking the time to meditate and recharge can literally be a lifesaver.


What Do You Want to Read About?

We’ve covered a wide array of blog topics this past year, but there’s so much more to talk about! Are there any specific issues you’d like to read about right here on the Vida Aventura website? We’d love to hear your ideas on subjects we can discuss in 2016. Please leave your thoughts below.

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