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Living with anxiety

  I love that quote because it’s just so darn true! Like most people, I have lived with a level of anxiety most of my life. Well, from as far back as I can remember. At times it has reared it’s uncomfortable head more than others, but from the vantage point of looking back over

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Balance Being and Doing

“The problem in today’s corporate world, as well as in many other realms, is not hard work; the problem is insufficient recovery.” Ben Tal Shahar   I’m writing this to you from 36,000 feet en route to vacation with my family, along with many other folks off to holiday and get some rest, adventure and

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Moving through anger mindfully….

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret” Ambrose Beirce   I’m not sure if that applies to the US electoral candidates, but neverless, in everyday life anger can cause unease at best, and destruction at worst. It is normal, healthy, and appropriate to feel anger especially

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When emotions come calling…

YOUR EMOTIONAL PHONE IS RINGING. ANSWER, PLEASE! “Negative emotions are like a phone ringing in your body. Don’t block the call; instead, give it a clear line into your brain. When negative emotions start surfacing and your internal-feelings phone is ringing—pick it up. A ringing phone indicates a need for recovery. Minor needs are signaled

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Seeking safety in times of stress…

“Your true home is in the here and the now.” Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh It dawned on me the other day what this work is all about… and it came rather unexpectedly from a comment by Bessel van der Kolk, leading trauma researcher and psychiatrist. He said that after

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