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5 Tips for Taming Anxiety - Cuz you can’t THINK your way out of anxiety

In our recent blog, “You Can’t Think Your Way Out of Anxiety - How to Wrestle Your Lizard” we established that the limbic brain (a.k.a. Lizard Brain) does not respond to language: self-talk, affirmations, intentions, logic, or reason. In other words, you cannot think your way out of...

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​You Can’t Think Your Way Out of Anxiety - How to Wrestle Your Lizard Brain

Imagine, nestled in a safe nook deep inside your brain, there lies a pair of lizards. This region—technically called the Amygdala—is the seat of your emotional response. Possessing the neurological complexity of a lizard’s brain, Amygdalae are charged with filtering all incoming information for...

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A Day in My (Self-Care) Life

My hungry cat woke me at 5:40 a.m. Rather than engage in a battle I know I won't win, I give in to his purrs and soft-pawed prompts and allow my heart to fill with gratitude for the privilege of opening my eyes on another new day. I put my feet on the floor and engage my body and mind in...

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​10 Surprises in Developing a Self-Care Habit

I have definitely shifted mindset around self-care. I no longer see it as a treat or indulgence. It is now a way of life. Here is what surprised me: How quickly it becomes a mindset. The more I do it, the less I think about it. I no longer think “self-care.” I think “meeting...

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​When the Pebbles Pile Up

A pebble: the gym is no longer an option, but it’s not so bad, right? You can still walk (even though it is cold and rainy) or do a recorded yoga class (by yourself, on your bedroom floor). A pebble: the news is full of doom and devastation, people suffering, but it’s distant, not about you....

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Self Care while Grieving…And we’re ALL grieving right now

When you’re barely keeping your shit together, self-care sounds like just another impossible thing to do. At best, too prissy, too privileged, too IG. At worst, another failure, another loss. Like many, many people around the world, I experienced a loss this week. Although this one was long in...

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Celebrate Yourself

How, Why and When to Celebrate Yourself If you're not that good at celebration, there's hope! According to Michael Hyatt in his podcast episode, "The Fine Art of Celebration" https://michaelhyatt.com/podcast-celebration/, celebration is a skill you can learn. Why should you care about...

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Forks In the Road: It’s the journey, not the destination

When you retrace your life, examining its course as a series of forks in the road, an alternate landscape emerges. At each fork in the road, you made a choice: left or right, either/or, yes or no. You probably weren't aware of most of those binary choices, yet each of them set your path, leading...

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Manifesting a (Better) Job Using Spiritual Principles

1) Are you out of work and looking for a job? 2) Do you have a job but dream of a different/better one?3) Do you need to methodically sell work and/or gain clients? Employment—putting a roof over your head and food on your table—is a basic survival issue. As such, it automatically calls upon...

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​Being Okay with Okayness - 3 ways to fight pandemic-triggered unworthiness

I am doing okay in this crisis, so sometimes I feel guilty and unworthy. With so many people suffering, why do _I_ continue to experience some level of health, wealth and happiness? Unworthiness Triggered For many, this crisis has activated a shadowy sense of unworthiness, a discomfort with any...

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