Bad Day? 6 Tips For Rapid Relief

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Bad days. We all have them. Whether our irritations result from problems at work—like managing a difficult boss—or issues at home, we have more control over the momentum of each day than we think. Thousands of thoughts barrage us each day. But just like advertisements, we choose to focus on only a handful of those thoughts—usually the ones with the …

5 Ways to Respond Deliberately to the World

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As we find ourselves immersed deeper and deeper into an unpredictable world, we can quickly succumb to the noise and cacophony of rapid change. When times are uncertain, a natural reflex is to close our minds, stick our heads in the sand, and wait out the storm. Although this response appears to be an act of protection and personal safety, …

Busy? How To Work Smarter, Not Harder

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Back to work, back to busy. The beginning of the year can be both exciting and exhausting. Having a substantial break from our normal workflow over the holiday season has its benefits—finding our motivation to jump back into the stream may not be one of them. Once we get back to business—back to work, school, or normal routine—we find ourselves …

Omm. Umm. Huh?

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“Follow my instructions. Close your eyes. Sit still. Don’t talk. Take a deep breath. Exhale slowly. Drop your shoulders, and just breathe. How do you feel?” “Umm… better…?” Okay, so meditation. Right. Got it. It helps people to relax. That doesn’t seem so difficult. You just sit down and breathe for a few minutes, right? Or what do you do, …

Losing it? Get it Back

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Tired? Stressed out? Lost your sense of balance? You actually haven’t lost anything. You’ve just forgotten how to access what’s already within you. “Huh?” you say. Yes, it’s true, but let me give you a little more background first. Last week I had the privilege to speak at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2014—an annual conference held in Orlando, Florida, which brings …