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5 Secrets of Creating Change

Often we are resistant to change and thereby make it much more difficult than it has to be. Change is constant. Everything is in motion and changing around us and within us. So instead of fighting the

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Mind Chatter

 Just because a thought or message comes from our mind, does not necessarily make it true. We tend to take any messages our mind tells us as fact and never second-guess them. This can include that mind

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Respond not React

I read a quote from Buddha today: “Do not learn how to react. Learn how to respond.” It started a conversation I was having with a friend. I was talking about how to handle difficult conversations

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Can one word derail you?

A few years ago I would turn into the Tasmanian Devil whenever anyone called me “intense.” That one word would cause the blood to rush to my head, my heart to pound and my body to tense up.

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Are You Listening?

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and at the end it seems that they missed most of what you had told them? Most people don’t listen. Yes, they hear what you are saying but they are not actively

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Letting Go

It took me a while to learn how to be “in flow” and to trust. I had to learn to let go of worry instead of being anxious about what may or may not happen. I had gotten good at doing it half

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Validation

I work hard to be conscious of my impact on others. In that vein I also make sure to let those people who are important to me know that I appreciate and love them. This comes in many ways. I send short

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The Feel of Sun on My Face

I have been looking at the next phase of my life for the past few months. When I redesigned my life 7 years ago all I knew I wanted was more joy, love, connection and adventure. I had no idea at the time

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The Kindness of a Stranger

I dread going into businesses with long lines and frustrated employees. These places include the Department of Motor Vehicle, any government office and the cable company. Long lines, impatient, grumpy

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Vulnerable Connection

The past few days so much has happened in my life that it makes my heart sometimes feel like it will explode right out of my chest. I get hit with huge waves of gratitude. I have been so humbled and so

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