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Creating a Stress-Free Holiday Season

The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to a lot of stress. After all, you likely have invitations to parties collecting on your counter, a list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of finding the right…

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Escaping the Assumption Trap

We make so many assumptions – those stories that bounce around in our heads about why someone did something or what people are going to do. Someone didn’t say hi when you passed one another on the street or you were left off of some work emails. Or you assume a potential business partner is…

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Connecting With the Peace Within You

“If I don’t give my peace away, can’t nobody take it,” my Aunt Marjorie recently said to me, explaining that God gives us peace. You may have a spiritual faith that provides a path to finding and maintaining a sense of internal harmony amidst life’s challenges. Or you may benefit from additional practices. It struck…

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Three Questions to Ask If You Stress Over Other People’s Problems

How often do you internalize other people’s problems, whether by aligning with their emotions or taking actions on their behalf? I have noticed that my stress often relates to what I am thinking (or doing) about someone else’s experience. Or, it could relate to decisions that are theirs, not mine, to make. In other words,…

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Three Questions to Help You Decide Where to Set Boundaries

Do people expect a lot from you?  If you’re reading this article it is likely your answer is yes. Let me also ask you this – do others’ demands on and expectations of you take up an outsized amount of time and energy in your life? Keep in mind that what constitutes outsized differs. The…

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Do You Get Overwhelmed By Your Own Goals?

It’s just past the 2018 halfway mark.  If you set goals for the year, how are you doing?  If you’re well on your way, that’s great.  Keep it up.  If not, no worries.  Join the crowd.   Just a few tweaks can get you back on track and well on your way too.   Here are…

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Gratitude

In the mindful journaling workshop I hosted recently, journaling expert and writer, Pam McFarland, prompted us to write for 10 minutes about a “captured moment” – a journaling technique for exploring an experience in depth. We were instructed to dwell on a pleasant memory.   Meandering Memories My mind meandered through a string of early,…

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The Imperfect Perfectionist

Do you set impractical standards for the way you handle situations at home, in social settings, or at work?  Do you beat yourself up when you don’t get it totally right?   If yes, then you are likely a perfectionist. The thing is being a perfectionist doesn’t guarantee that you will always get things done faster,…

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Letting Go

Professional Organizer Kacy Paide gave an outstanding workshop for us earlier this month on How to Declutter.  (She will likely be back for a longer presentation so stay tuned!) What came through so clearly in her talk was that letting go of the clutter can be about so much more than being motivated to sort…

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Giving Yourself Permission

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” -Oscar Wilde   “Selfishness is grossly underrated,” said a friend with two young kids, a demanding legal job, and a husband whose job keeps him on the road. I often hear, from women in particular, that it feels selfish to focus on their own needs.…

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