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So Many Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

So Many Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation helps you be in the present moment. Instead of focusing on anxious or depressive thoughts, mindfulness can assist you to change this pattern.   Your focus can then be on the present moment. The here and now.   In the present, you can recognize you are well and good, even if things aren’t perfect.  This alone can be a huge shift in our thinking and quite often enough to pull us out of a negative thought spiral. Thoughts…

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Are you the type to give, give, give until you’ve got nothing left, and then still try to give more so other people will approve of you? I was for years. It was ingrained deeply in my belief system that if I didn’t do enough and do it ‘right’ (whatever that means) I wasn’t approved of and it wasn’t going to be a good time for me. This carried on, I was trying to somehow be, do, and give enough….

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How Our Own Expectations Frustrate Us

How Our Own Expectations Frustrate Us

I remember hearing that advice for the first time. Or at least it was the first time I actually paid attention and really ‘heard’ it if you know what I mean. You Teach People How to Treat You It was kind of confusing. I mean, was I supposed to just TELL everyone all the time exactly how I wanted to be treated? That seemed like a lot. But it actually is like that. However, there are other ways we do…

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Why does motivation fizzle out?

Why does motivation fizzle out?

  Ever decide you need to do something but then can’t seem to get started or keep going? You are not alone! In this video I talk about 2 big blocks that come up when we find we SAY we want to do something but then fizzle out and don’t. What is going on? Why don’t we get done what we say we want to? Where did my motivation go? Most of the time, if we just stop and listen…

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How worrying creates more problems than it solves

How worrying creates more problems than it solves

Hello lovelies! Oh boy, if you’ve been following me or the news in general you may have heard that here in PNW we just got hammered by not one, not two but MANY storms! (I actually lost count and we are waiting on another as I write this) A couple of these storms which brought really heavy snow, high winds and messy roads. You see, we are not all that good at dealing with snow around here if I’m honest…

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NYE and Goals…is it over yet?

NYE and Goals…is it over yet?

New year’s eve presents us with the edge of a new year, a fresh start! And who doesn’t love a fresh start right? Well you’re in luck. There are lots of different new year celebrations in a ‘year’. For example Chinese new year follows a lunar calendar and begins on January 25th and runs for 15 days. Welcome to the year of the rat by the way! There are many cultures who also follow a lunar calender instead of the…

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8 Amazing books I read in 2019

8 Amazing books I read in 2019

If you know me at all, you’ll know I love me some books! I will attempt to read just about anywhere, anytime and almost anything! Truly! I was that kid under the covers with a flashlight and then streetlight when I got busted and my light taken away, I was hiding books under desks at school, heck I’d even read cereal boxes if that’s all there was! Today I can offer myself more than a cornflakes box, and I do…

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2 Easy Self Care Choices

2 Easy Self Care Choices

You know how coaches and teachers ask that fun question “if I had a magic wand right here to change everything for you…what would it look like?” I LOVE that question. It brings into our awareness what it is we REALLY want. One swipe of the magic wand is all your getting, so make it count right?! The problem comes when we get overwhelmed by the enormity of the whole thing. Generally, it’s a LOT of changes all at once….

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Purpose and Passion

Purpose and Passion

It often takes something BIG to shake up our world and make us realize we have so much more to offer and so much more we want to do. I enjoy referring to this as being ‘shaken awake’. It really is like suddenly being made aware that you were dozing off this whole time. Seriously, so many people just living life on automatic, dis-engaged from themselves and from the world as a whole. But something usually comes around and starts…

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Comfort Zone? Is It Really?

Comfort Zone? Is It Really?

Comfort zones? We hear a lot of talk about this idea. It labels a point in our life, or an area of our lives that we are so familiar with and so comfortable in, that we mire ourselves there quite happily. But consider…is it REALLY all that comfortable? A lot of folks will tell you they are happy and are not interested in changing anything, but I don’t buy it anymore. First of all, consider that if these ‘zones’ are…

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