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Think you can berate yourself into doing better? Think again!

Think you can berate yourself into doing better? Think again!

The great news, though, is that transformation can be achieved in a way that is stable, non-striving and based more on being than doing. Being is difficult to quantify, however, paying attention with loving-kindness to our being, can set us … Continue reading → ...

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Stressing out…? You may have caught your breath…

Stressing out…? You may have caught your breath…

  Shallow breathing is both a symptom and a cause of becoming stuck in the stress trap (fight and flight mode). Sometimes we simply don’t breathe much at all.   “It took my breath away.” “I was holding my breath … Continue reading → ...

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Mindful Communicating: The Intention in mindful attention that engenders trust.

Mindful Communicating: The Intention in mindful attention that engenders trust.

Mindful reflective listening is very effective, but how many of us do it? A study of 8,000 people in a variety of contexts found that although most people believed that they listen well, the average person listened at about 25% … Continue reading → ...

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Amygdala Hijack: Getting Back into the Driver’s Seat

Amygdala Hijack: Getting Back into the Driver’s Seat

Question   “Have you ever felt like you are unable to be your best self; like sometimes your inner monster jumps out and takes over?”   It could be an amygdala hijack!   According to Goleman, there are three signs: … Continue reading → ...

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Self-compassion Diminishes Fear

Self-compassion Diminishes Fear

  There is one person that you wake up to every morning. That person is you!As soon as you become conscious in the morning, your mental chatter begins. Immediately, the quality of your relationship with yourself is going to set … Continue reading → ...

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5 Keys to Finding Balance in Your Life

5 Keys to Finding Balance in Your Life

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” Albert Camus   It has been said that wisdom is a balance between awareness and equanimity.:  Equanimity, definition: noun – calmness and composure, especially in a … Continue reading → ...

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Letting go to Grow: One clever mindset that successful people know and apply…

Letting go to Grow: One clever mindset that successful people know and apply…

    Letting go to Grow letting go of comparing     ‘Comparison’ is a form of “violence to our souls” says Iyanla Vanzant.  Teddy Roosevelt states ‘Comparison is the Thief of Joy.’  A potent reminder of how ‘Comparison’ works in opposition … Continue reading → ...

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Mindfulness – The New Buzz Word!

Mindfulness – The New Buzz Word!

  ‘Mindfulness’ has become a buzz word in the last few yearsbut what is all the fuss about?  Why are schools beginning to teach it to children and why are health practitioners embracing its principals?   Research over the last … Continue reading → ...

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Facing the ‘what-if’s’ – contending with anticipatory anxiety and the fear of failure.

Facing the ‘what-if’s’ – contending with anticipatory anxiety and the fear of failure.

Insight International –  Sandy Fabrin   I remember waking up some mornings or perhaps during the night feeling the slow dread of anxiety move through my body, a fight/flight reaction, even before I had had time to think any lucid … Continue reading → ...

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Healing Our Inner Child

Healing Our Inner Child

  “Picking Up the Pieces” – Inner-child Work   Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you’ve been triggered into a state that was far younger than your chronological age?   Have you ever experienced an occasion … Continue reading → ...

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