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The Two Sides of Self-Compassion and Why You Need Both

Sometimes self-compassion gets a bad rap. Sometimes people are confused as to what self-compassion is. Let me explain it this way. I’ve done a fair bit of work to come face to face with my own limiting inner narratives – the harsh inner critical voices that evolved out of childhood and cultural conditioning. Maybe you’ve …

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Confidence For Women: Why You Need To Involve Your Body in Any Change You are Trying To Make

We have evolved for a simple world. See tiger. Predict danger. Run from tiger. And, by design, that process happens automatically, unconsciously and rapid-fire fast. When facing a real physical threat, like a wild animal in the savannah, we did not have time to think through all our options. We had to get ourselves to …

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From Emotional Eating to Stress Resiliency: Developing Courage One Gummy Bear at a Time

Last year I learned something interesting about how I handle stress. I eat. Usually it’s candy, but truthfully, I’m not too fussy. I’ll happily munch mindlessly on a ginger cookie, comfort eat myself to calm with a bowl of dried fruit or binge myself into a daze with a bag of spicy corn chips. No …

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5 Breath-Based Body Hacks to Increase Calm and Release Anxiety

I’m am anxious person. Highly anxious. As a result, I had to learn quick and easy body hacks so I can release stress and return to calm as seamlessly as possible. I’ve uncovered a ton these. Some use our body, others our thoughts and yet others our internal sensations. There are lots of different ways, …

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One quick way to find intuitive awareness

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” Rumi Now before I introduce this practice, let me say one thing. This may or may not work for you. In fact, you mind find this exercise inaccessible, absurd and even grim. If that’s the case, don’t worry about it. There are lots of other ways …

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Get Courageous: One Tool to Help Women Grow Their Confidence

In their insightful and inspiring book, The Confidence Code, writers Katty Kay and Claire Shipman give one piece of advice that really sticks out. When in doubt, act. Still today, we women consistently speak up less in meetings, underestimate our own abilities and take fewer risks. In short, we women have been trained to doubt …

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How to Truly Support Yourself: Trade in your Coping Tools for Thriving Tools

I spent the first three days of covid 19 self isolation eating licorice. Food, especially anything sweet, like candy, is my unconscious and conditioned go-to during times of stress. And what I was quickly reminded of after a few extra pounds, a sore tummy and an increase in mental fog and anxiety, is that gummies …

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2 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves Regularly

“Like other great teachers, the Buddha was interested in what was true. But he was more interested in what helped.“— Rick Hanson Particularly at this time, but pretty much always, I am reminded of the power of story. How that, what gets our attention, what gets told and also what gets left out, can have …

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Finding Your Purpose: One exercise to tap into your creative brain.

Finding your purpose is a lot like getting married. Down the road, when the time is right, hopefully you meet someone that’s worth committing your lifetime to. But it always works best if you start with dating first. Have fun, be open, explore a few different options. And for everyone’s sanity, don’t put too much …

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