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Shake it Off   Everything in nature shakes it off…why don’t we?       Your ability to shake things off, experience less stress and show up with confidence, is in direct proportion to the systems you have in place daily that support inner peace and purpose.   Story: A hose with 1 leak diminishes the force by which it comes out and waters the flowers.   What are your energy leaks? Understand the leaks that drain your emotional bandwidth to be able to handle life successfully.   Don’t allow the opinions of other people to rob your sense of worth and capability. Pause and reflect on how much head space is taken up worrying about what other people think. The Drug of Approval robs your ability to occupy your space…you are not created to occupy other people’s space. Step away from needing the approval of those around you in order to show case your God given gifts and talents in this world. When you are envious and jealous it’s as if you are saying: YOU have something I need in order to feel enough; capable; valued; successful…what’s your vice? Release the negative loop that puts things above people and … Continue reading

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Release your attempts at mind-reading when connecting with other people in your life. Mind reading wreaks havoc in relationships. This happens when you believe you know what another person is thinking or feeling without direct communication from this person. I see you as I am not as you are so in order to see you for you it is essential that I step away from my perspectives. Mind reading wreaks havoc in relationships at work and at home. We take in information from our environment and then we filter the data through our assumptions and conclusions which fuel our beliefs and ultimately our actions. Harvard professor Chris Argyris refers to this process on The Ladder of Inference, a conclusion reached based on evidence and reasoning. The blocks in this process lie in missing pieces of vital information which when recovered provide a fuller model of reality.   Mind reading flows from our desire to connect yet too often creates disconnect because those essential pieces of information are missing. Mind reading is similar to the story of the 3 blind men describing a different part of an elephant. In and of themselves, the descriptions hold truth yet the totality of the situation … Continue reading

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How to Make Decisions Easy: What do you value most in life? People experience a lot of stress over making everyday decisions. When you are trying to make a decision, you are focusing on your options: “Am I going to do this or that? Which one am I going to choose?” Your decision will become clear when you connect your options to your priorities and to what you value most in this life. It’s similar to the exercise when you lose something and start to look everywhere in a panic to find what you lost. When you slow down and retrace your steps, you usually find that item. Frustration and anxiety often come when the things you do in life conflict with your priorities. If family is a priority, and you continue to get business calls after hours, anxiety will build. Oftentimes, you just plow through the anxiety, you take the call, and your children quietly go upstairs. You miss the opportunity to connect and honor one of your priorities in life, resulting in frustration and anxiety. The key factor here is to become aware of your priorities. What is important to you in life? What do you value most? … Continue reading

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  A Tip to Release Procrastination Anxiety Can you imagine the space cleared up in your mind by simply taking small action steps forward on those projects in your life now rather than later? Procrastination often walks hand and hand with a fear of failure, not measuring up or getting our desired results. The following excerpt is taken from the recent Amazon Best Seller: 5 Minutes to Stress Relief, by Lauren E Miller     Mental muck around the not-getting-to-it rut To procrastinate in life is to create unnecessary stress in your body. How many times have you put off something that you don’t want to do, yet you feel that you need to do it, such as paying taxes or bills, making sales calls, confronting relationship issues, organizing your home or work space, or creating your next speech, book, presentation, or business plan? Are any of these situations familiar? What do you put off in your life that you feel you need to do in order to keep things running smoothly or to expand and move your next project forward? Why do you keep pushing back the next step towards accomplishing your desired goal? Good question, right? Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Lauren E Miller shares a powerful brain training tip for a super brain: increased intelligence and focus. Super Brain Yoga is a scientifically validated method, which supports high brain function and enhances clarity and focus. In 3 minutes, this power house technique increases intellectual capacity as well as boosting memory and concentration.   Based on the principles of subtle energy and ear acupuncture. Super Brain Yoga allows energy from your lower energy centers to move up to the forehead and through the top of your head. The brain uses the energy to maximize high functioning, including intelligence and creativity.   Super Brain Yoga is used to balance both hemispheres of the brain as it brings oxygen up to the brain. It’s form of acupressure that utilizes the breath to increase oxygen, which is a huge component for high functioning across all of the systems in the body. In just a few minutes each day, you can add mental support to your daily tasks. Your brain is on for 90 minutes and rests for 20 throughout the day, known as BRAC (The Basic Rest Activity Cycle of the Brain). Slip in this brain booster exercise throughout your day to maximize your … Continue reading

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   Your spirit always knows that it is capable of handling whatever situation that happens to pop-up before us in life, it’s our body that forgets how capable we are at handling circumstances successfully. One of my favorite reminders of who I am in this world comes from the following verse:”For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of POWER, Love & Self-Control.” 1 Timothy 1:7  Let’s dismantle this a little to give it more clarity of focus thus increasing our ability to put it into daily action. Self-control in and of itself allows us to enter more deeply in the experience of a fearless response to life. Having clarity around who you are, why you do what you do and don’t do what you don’t do offers us valuable information which we can use to talk ourselves off the scary ladders in life.   First of all, know what you are and what you are not. This releases inner anxiety instantly:   You are a child of God, possessing the blue print of the creator of the universe flowing through your spirit that is beyond all momentary troubles and tribulations.  Your spirit knows itself to be enough, … Continue reading

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  It’s funny how the brush of death can become the kiss of life when it comes to perspective on the things that have true worth and value. In our culture, we are encouraged to avoid aging at all costs; heaven forbid someone asks us how old we are when we are mid-life and beyond.   As an advanced cancer conqueror being that the doctors said they wanted to get me 5 years in 2006, every day of every year is worth celebrating. As we enter a new year of life, pruning for positive growth is worth our attention. What is working for you? Do that more. What’s not working for you? Stop doing that. Prune the following 6 things out of your life to make room for high character living based on love; humility; integrity and temperance and then explore implementing the simple practice mentioned below for high character living.   Procrastination   Procrastination can keep you from implementing a high-powered project. The next time you feel like resisting taking a step forward towards completing your project stop and consider organizing one corner of your office space or 3 files that are associated with the project you are working … Continue reading