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The best medicine….

  It’s true, it’s laughter.  The best form of therapy. I recall being stuck in a habitual pattern with a co-worker some years ago where we would trigger and react to each other when things got stressful.  Until one day right when I would usually respond with my part of the dance… I burst out

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Mindfulness and Disneyland

“If you let go a little you a will have a little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace.” Ajahn Chah   One would think that a trip to Disneyland would prove to be a difficult place to

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Are you a hardaholic?

I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am fearless because I’ve been afraid. I am wise because I’ve been foolish.” Unknown Do you find yourself buying into the story of “this is really hard” just a little too often? Chances are, you may have become a hardaholic. This term comes from Alan Cohen’s book

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Why self-help is not always helpful

” You have to go near in order to go far” Jiddu Krishnamurti   Ever buy a book you think will help or change your life, only to forget it and sentence it to an insignificant life accompanied by all it’s self-help sisters on the shelf? Well, lean in… I’ve figured out why: Self help

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You get to reframe it!

“There are two ways to live. You can live your life as if nothing is a miracle or you can live your life as if everything is a miracle” Albert Einstein   The other morning I opened my eyes and glanced out the window which is nearby. I happened to see the most beautiful pink,

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Who Runs Your Life?

If we agree, for the most part, that thoughts are a pretty integral part of our lives… they determine what we like, don’t like, choose to focus on, how we feel…. they sound pretty darn important to me. Well, people have searched for ages to find out the source of these instigators… yes, they are

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How well do you ‘fail’?

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan We live in a society where ‘failure’ is the

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Here we go again……….

    It is said that we have 60-80,000 thoughts passing through our minds everyday, and get this…. 85% are repeat, mainly negative thoughts! That’s right, same old same old, regurgitated thoughts. Now some of these are necessary to keep us from descending into total chaos like “oh, it’s a work day”, “avoid that busy

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The Time is Always NOW

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you But time makes you bolder Even children get older And I’m getting older too   Stevie Nicks, Landslide   If you’re my generation you can probably hear Stevie Nicks belting out those words as you read them. When I heard those lyrics

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How are your Habits?

As the weather cools outside and the sun sets earlier, it’s a good time to draw inwards and take stock of where you are at and note any changes, big or small, internally or externally, you want to focus on this season.   Habits are the bedrock of our lives. We use our willpower to

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