Category: Intentions

Sep 21

Seeking Freedom, Seeking Peace

What do you really want—what do any of us really want? We all have our own ideas of what would make up our highest good. I want to be successful as a coach and a writer—to make full use of my talents and abilities and to help others attain their goals and find more fulfillment …

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May 25

Become more of who you truly are

In our culture, youth is often praised and aging is seen as a deficit. But as we get older, we gain access to a deeper kind of wisdom than we had when we were younger. The great psychologist C.G. Jung said that in the middle of life there occurs a transformation in the psyche—psyche is …

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Apr 26

Awaken to creativity within you

It’s spring and flowers are beginning to bloom. Yet many may be feeling anxious looking at the world around us, where there are conflicts in many places. Still, you want to move forward in your life and do what is meaningful for you. Even when things look bleak, when you don’t see how what you …

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Mar 27

Inner Work, Outer Work: Plant The Seeds for Change

All of us want to achieve particular things in our lives. It’s the nature of human beings to always think, create, innovate. We want to move the external pieces, create new pieces, combine them in new and interesting ways—whether that has to do with family, career, art, or public service. But it’s interesting to remember …

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Jan 25

If you write it, it will come

Remember the movie “Field of Dreams”? In that film, Kevin Costner hears a voice telling him, “If you build it, they will come.” He builds a baseball diamond and, well, the movie plot is complicated, but ‘they’ do come and play ball! What do you want to create in your life, to build?  In the …

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Aug 29

Attention

Coaching for Attention, Creativity & Career says the ADD Mindfulness website.  Paying attention is the first skill that has to be mastered, because only when you can focus at will on what you choose can you live life with calm power. Without being able to sustain attention, very little can be accomplished. Another skill is …

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Feb 24

Use the mind to change the brain

In a world where medication can change our minds in an instant, meditation, which uses the mind to change the brain, can be a hard sell. Medication for certain people in particular situations can be very helpful. But I don’t know if medications can change the structure of the brain for the better. What does …

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Jan 26

Making Habits into Goals

A new year has just begun and, if you are like me, you want to set fresh goals, or reach the goals you set last year. When we set a goal, we usually feel enthusiastic. We may put it on the top of our “to do” list and have every intention of seeing it through …

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Jul 27

What’s Holding You Back?

Do you criticize yourself? Most of us do, at least some of the time. The “inner critic” can be especially harsh when you have attention issues and other challenges that keep you from reaching your goals. With this critical voice reminding you of all the mistakes you’ve made and how many you’re still making, it …

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Feb 25

Visualizing Intentions

In the book How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist, Dr. Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman explain the latest research findings on how we can use our desire, focus, and faith to see our intentions realized. “When you clearly articulate your intention or goal in writing and speech, your frontal …

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