Do you feel like your responsibilities are crowding out what’s most important to you? Regain control of your life by setting healthy limits. Why? Because: It can lead to a more manageable, less stressed life. You will more likely succeed at reaching your goals. When you have more respect for your time, others have more…

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I recently did a presentation on the role of courage and trust in social advocacy and the ways in which a mindfulness practice – a practice of nonjudgmental and intentional present moment awareness – can support advocates in internally cultivating those qualities and caring for themselves.  Cultivating courage and self-trust is so important for all of us…

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I read recently that most people who start the year with goals fall off track by the third week of January.  Let’s talk a bit about how can you beat the odds (at any time of the year). Don’t Let Setbacks Discourage You Many people start with strong motivation, a clear plan, and an unobstructed path,…

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With the new year ahead, are you looking to create new habits? Habits can move us forward, or they can hold us back, regardless they define who we are. We can turn unhealthy or unproductive habits into healthier or productive ones by mastering the concept of consistency. Habits Are Formed By Repetition If you think…

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I recently received this question by text: “How do I slow down without slowing down?”  Have you ever wanted to slow down but fear it means you will be sacrificing what’s important to you? My in the moment response: “Let go of unnecessary distractions, both the ones your brain is fabricating and the ones other people are fabricating for…

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We are coming down the home stretch for 2020 and it’s been quite a year. If you’ve been successful with some or all of your goals for the year – Congratulations! Stay focused so you can maintain your momentum.  Some of the goals you’ve set for yourself this year may be off track though. And you…

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It’s August. And, the state of things is still way up in the air. While there is much to remain deeply grateful for, this unsettledness can be emotionally distracting. And still, amidst the uncertainty, we have our daily responsibilities. There are our families to care for, work to be done, and homes to maintain. A…

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As you enter the new year, you are likely thinking about forming new habits. We all have times when we want to make intentional changes to our behavior. You could want to eat healthier and drink more water or move more. You could want to create a mindfulness practice or connect more with others. Or,…

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Time is at a premium. It’s hard to find someone that complains about having too much time on their hands. Most of us are so busy with work, family, and various obligations, there’s little time left to do the things we’d really like to do.   It’s not easy to find time to pursue the…

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Between our limiting beliefs and unhelpful habits, we can be our own worst enemy.  Do you ask too little of yourself in some ways and too much of yourself in others?  Do you rely too much on past experiences and struggles without reflection to  decide what will work in your life today? Do you internalize other people’s opinions when deciding what you…

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