Category: Resiience

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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Jul 05

Change and Continuity

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Most of us know this quote from the Bible, which is found in the Book of Ecclesiastes.  And those of us who grew up in the 60s know the wonderful song by the musical group The Birds, called “Turn, …

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Nov 30

You are more than you think you are

During this time when the days grow shorter and the world is in a state of great change, it’s more important than ever to train ourselves to focus on what is most meaningful for us. Although we all have personal problems and challenges, we are bigger than they are, and there is always a way …

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Jul 27

If only…

Do you even think “If only I had done this differently in the past, then I’d be in a different (easier, better, less challenging) situation now”? Not necessarily true. Eckhart Tolle tells us: “Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past and not enough presence.” Looking back and …

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Apr 27

Neurons that fire together wire together

There’s a saying: Neurons that fire together wire together. Neurons are brain cells, and when we fixate on a thought or emotion, the neurons “fire” or set off a reaction in the brain. These neural firings change the very structure of our brains. Think of it this way: If you were riding a bike, and …

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Mar 28

Personal Best

Years ago I saw a film called “Personal Best.” It was about women training for the Olympics. In the end, they were unable to attend the Olympics because the U.S. called for a boycott that year for political reasons. So the women’s only reward was their knowledge that each of them had done her “personal …

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Jul 27

Role Models

Mindfulness isn’t only about meditating every day, developing a sense of presence throughout the day, calming our mind and bodies, learning to focus, or realizing that we don’t have to follow every thought that occurs to us. Although it is all of that—and more. It’s also about creating a greater awareness that can help us …

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May 25

There is always a way forward

Do you ever feel that you’ve hit a wall? For me, this feeling seems to come in cycles. Inevitably, after things have been flowing for a while, there’s a downturn. And sometimes the downturn becomes a pitfall. We may lose faith that there is any way out. But there is always a way. Trying to …

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Nov 24

Resilience

We set goals and try to attain them. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, it seems the universe has its own agenda for us. Maybe we don’t get our first-choice school, or get hired for that job we applied for. Maybe we have faced a lot of rejection, and we feel that because …

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