Author Archives: María Tomás-Keegan

Be gentle with yourself

Be Tender with Your Heart

I heard a song yesterday for the first time and its lyrics inspired me.  It also got me to thinking about how so many of us busy professional women can be pretty tough on ourselves. If you haven’t heard the whole song by Karen Drucker, here are the full lyrics: “Gentle with Myself” I will…

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break down leads to a breakthrough

Even Strong Women Break Down

“Even strong women break down.  It doesn’t mean you’re weak.  It’s means you’re human.”   ~María Tomás-Keegan It also means there is a lesson to be learned somewhere.       This is something I remind myself of a lot when things are not going the way I want or expect them to go.  What…

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Is it time to change your direction?

Time to change your direction?

How often do you find yourself just going through the motions in your life? You’re heading in a direction but you’re not really sure where it’s taking you. You keep heading that way because it’s what you’ve always done.  You hangout with the same people because you always have.  It feels safe but it’s really…

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Write a letter to you

Write a Letter to You

Do you remember these lyrics? “I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter …” It’s an old song (written in 1935) and it has been made popular again in nearly every decade since then, most recently by Paul McCartney in 2012. You may have heard it. These lyrics came to me as I…

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Self-care in divorce is important

Unplug without Guilt

I was recently reminded by a friend about the importance of “unplugging” from those things that tend to zap our energy and leave us drained. The trick is to unplug without guilt. Can you do that? It’s one of the hardest things for women. My friend told me about her weekend and how she was…

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Who comes first?

Who Comes First? Do You?

What do you think self-care is all about? Who comes first in your life? Do you take care of yourself last? Do you consider self-care an optional activity that you fit in whenever you can? Or is it something you do for yourself as part of your personal daily routine? If you’re like most women…

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Who Do You Admire?

What does the question “Who do you admire?” have to do with anything?  Let me explain.  Some of my clients tell me they struggle with what they need to do to become a better person?  Do you ever wonder about this?  If you do, I thought I’d share with you what I like to teach to…

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Do you suffer in silence?

Dinner Table Conversation

I ran into something the other day that captivated my imagination and I wanted to share it with you. How often have you found yourself at the dinner table with family or friends around you and there is awkward silence? How many times have you or your dinner companions struggled to find something meaningful to…

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The butterfly knows …

Have you ever been struggling with something in your life that seems insurmountable at the moment and you have no idea how you’re going to solve it or make it better? I struggled with something like that in the last few weeks.  I’m developing a workshop and I had a particular approach that I thought…

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life lessons help us manage when life happens

Life Lessons — 5 great reminders

This week has been filled with reminders of life lessons.  Things happened and I wasn’t very happy with how I reacted.  I forgot to rely on these life lessons that I know so well.  Does this happen to you?  I know how I want to behave in certain situations yet I find myself falling back…

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