What are your non-negotiables in life?

When I talk about non-negotiables, I mean a set of principles which guide you in your life. These are principles which you will not bend for anyone, because they are what make you, YOU. It is important to recognize what these are, and ensure that others know as well. It is your duty to set these boundaries with others, so they know how to treat you.   You…

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Find Your Ikigai

In our book book, Harriet talks about the Japanese philosophy of Ikigai (pronounced “eye-ka-guy”). It means “a reason for being.” At its core, Ikigai is the practice of balancing your spiritual and practical needs. By harnessing your Ikigai you will not only live a life with your needs met, but also a life of purpose. Today, I would like to discuss the areas…

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Live Your Life With Purpose

Let’s talk about living with purpose. Did you miss it? It’s that time of the day, week, month, or year where we say things like:  “Where has the time gone?”  “It’s just about August, where has summer gone?”  “We’ve only been out to the lake once this whole summer, how can this be?”  However, it’s not just time. The…

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Are You on the Right Path?

Many spiritualities have signs to look out for that signify you are on the right life path. Some see déjà vu as being an example. Others would say seeing certain animals or rare celestial sights, like a falling star, is the universes way of showing you are on the right track. These barometers may mean different things to different people, but I would like to look at some other checkpoints that can show you are…

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5 Strategies for Strong Communication

Sunset

Have you ever spoken with an older couple about the success of their marriage, or a CEO about his or her company? While there will be many answers, one consistent is usually this: strong communication. We are spending much more time around family right not, and I think it would be wise to look at how we communicate. And how we can improve it. Most arguments can be traced to poor…

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Overcoming Fear

Fear

Friday the 13th is supposed to be an ominous day full of bad luck for those who are unwary. Of course, there is nothing scientific about this, it’s just fun. However, fear itself often stops us from striving towards our goals. So how do we overcome our fears in order to reach where we want to go?  Know your fear  When…

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5 Daily Activities to Reset Yourself

Reset

February 29, 2020, marks a leap year, a day which only comes every 4 years. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year. Or, the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365¼ days. Essentially, it is a special day to…

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The Importance of Understanding Self-Talk

Positive thoughts

The term self-talk is thrown around a lot, and I would like to take some time to unpack it. Self-talk simply means the things you tell yourself whether they be words, thoughts or conversation you have with yourself.  There are several forms, including:  Positive Self–Talk  These are positive statements you tell yourself; for example, “I deserve the promotion because I am good…

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The Power of Habit

Balancing rocks

By now, it is likely many New Year’s resolutions have been broken. I say this not to shame people, but to start a dialogue. In fact, the phenomena of a failed resolution are so prevalent in our culture we see jokes about it on TV, memes and from our own friends. While I appreciate a good joke, I wish we…

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Listen Up: Six Tips to Become an Effective Listener

Listen up

It’s easy to talk. However, listening can be more of a challenge. So, how do you become a good listener, or improve your listening skills? Here are some tips to consider in order to develop strong connections with others and create meaningful conversations. When it comes to having a meaningful conversation, it is a two-way…

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