Today's PGG is a throwback to before Netflix and binge-watching, but was the era when the quality of TV began to equal, or surpass in many instances, that of films. Although I personally never watched them, shows like Lost, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Game of Thrones were a national obsession for a minute, as there were less home media options and outlets only a decade ago. Ahhh... such a time of simplicity and unity!

In this new world of lockdowns and quarantines, we have become an even more captive audience for numerous formats of entertainment being broadcast to us mostly on demand, in a variety of ways. And then there are the real life soap operas and dramas going on in our country - which via the news media's own crafted narratives and framing are increasingly harder to believe what is fact and what is fiction, with the truth generally lying somewhere in between. This means that, more than ever, the onus is on each of us to discern for ourselves what we can from those vying to control our minds, bodies and bank accounts. But that is a topic for another day....

Since we are approaching the end of a year that no one would have believed if they read it in a script a year ago, it's important to see what part you have played in 2020; what were your plot twists and character development? What do you want next season to look like or is it a series finale for you in a relationship, job or living situation or your persona? What new character would you like to play or story would you like to write in 2021 and beyond?

We all need an escape now and then, and movies and TV shows can be a very big and enjoyable part of that, but how much time are you investing in a fictional world rather than your own?

If you need help breaking away from the boob tube in order to make sense of your own hero or heroine's storyline, I'll be offering an interactive talk on December 15th called The Year that was 2020: Review, Revel & Recalibrate. And if you'd like more individualized attention, I can help you find the meaning in what has transpired and clarify what you should be focusing on going forward, I am offering 20% off my coaching services when you use coupon code HOLIDAY2020 from now until 12/20/20 and schedule through 1/31/21. It’s a great opportunity to invest in yourself and/or give as a gift to others as we navigate this massively transformative time.

Today's PGG Video of the Week reminds you to learn from your past and this week's Instagram post reminds you to stay on your path. For something a little more in-depth with my thoughts on personal growth and your part in history, check out this podcast style interview with Rick Young of What's in Your Hand Radio Show.

Lastly, if you look forward to and benefit from these weekly missives and PGG essays and want to show your gratitude, any donations for my efforts are welcome and appreciated here: And as always, please feel free to contact me with any comments about anything.

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P.S. Need a some extra support to help navigate your career and life at this time? For info about working with me check out the website for my individual coaching services. Use coupon code HOLIDAY2020 now through 12/20/20

And in case you missed these, you can read my PGGs that specifically address the current crisis: Quality Control: How to make the best of these times of quarantine and questioning, How to cope with (and benefit from) what you can’t see during the time of corona, United We Stand and Anatomy of Awareness. You can also check out The Pain of Being, which talks about the George Floyd/BLM protests. Feel free to share those links (or any others) with anyone who could benefit.
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I never watched an episode of this much beloved recently departed TV series, but I learned that a lot of you out there have dedicated the past six-plus years to figuring out what it all means, and wondering what you are going to do now that it’s over.

Instead of trying to sort out what happened to the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815, why not spend as much time and energy making sense of the who, what, when, where and why of your own life, work and relationships, or perhaps even the world. After all, fact is often stranger (and more interesting!) than fiction.

I’m always recommending that you spend more quality time with yourself, but a lack of hours in the day is often the excuse. So why not set aside at least half the time you devoted to watching, chatting about, and/or analyzing what was happening on the show – plus a little grace – and then, as the famous hymn notes, if you once were lost, you can now be found. Amazing how that works!

But if you're feeling a little less than amazing or even blind, give me a buzz so I can help you see how everything and everyone connects in your life, and what you can do to make your own personal season and series finale one to be proud of!

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The Year that was 2020:
Review, Revel & Recalibrate
Learning and letting go in order to make the most of 2021
Interactive Talk via Zoom:
December 15th 6:30-8pmET

No matter who you are or where you come from, one thing we can all agree upon is that 2020 was anything but ordinary! So much has happened these past 12 months it can feel like a blur with perhaps a few high or low points. As we are only a couple weeks away to saying goodbye to one of the most transformative years in recent history, it's important to assess and appreciate what you’ve been through and how you want to move forward in 2021.
Tuesday, December 15th
6:30pm - 8pmET
Virtual via Zoom - invite link and worksheet sent prior to session
Cost: $20.20

*20% off now thru 12/20/20 when you use coupon code HOLIDAY2020

If you're looking for some compassionate candor and a dose of tough love, Kristina is the coach for you.... I came into this really lacking clarity and walked away with a sense of relief. Can't recommend her enough. ~ Kevin R.

Now is a great time to use this time to take stock of and get on track with your career and life with clarity, balance and direction.

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Kristina’s coaching expertise is phenomenal — all-encompassing, inclusive of the mind, body & spirit, nonjudgmental, insightful and deeply involved in providing solutions and tools to be a better version of yourself. ~ Audrey N.


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Tuesday, December 15 6-8pmET via Zoom
The Year that was 2020: Review, Revel & Recalibrate
Articulate what you’ve learned and what you want to see in 2021

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