Mindfulness

Three Keys to Mindfully Give Yourself Grace

I have to get it done immediately. If I don’t do it, it won’t get done and it certainly won’t get done right. If I don’t jump on every opportunity that comes my way I will be left behind professionally. I have to be responsive to every request. Any of these sound familiar? A lot…

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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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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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Tips to Truly Savor Your Food for a Healthier, Well-Nourished You

Most things are up for grabs but a few things in life aren’t negotiable.  Breathing is one.  We have to breathe.  Eating is another.  We have to eat.  Breathing…that’s a topic for another article.  Let’s focus now on eating.   When you’re eating, do you eat slowly and take the time to really enjoy and…

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Morning Routines for the Busy Professional

Is the sound of your alarm in the mornings worse to you than nails on a chalkboard? Do you dread the thought of sunbeams through your window? Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you can’t create a morning routine. In fact, a good morning routine will make you more productive during the day! Here are…

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