Is This Meditation?!

I was doing it wrong, that’s why it wasn’t “working”.

Have you ever tried meditating? Have you ever heard it as “clearing the mind of thoughts”?

Well, this is what I was trying to do. I heard somewhere that...

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There Is No Shame

There is no shame in having a coach.

Olympic athletes have coaches. The coach provides encouragement and guidance, and shares strategies on how the athlete can improve their performance. The coach has an outside perspective and can therefore draw...

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Do You Have the Skills You Need?

I recently had a conversation with someone. She told me she was tired and feeling overwhelmed. From her posture and her actions - slumped shoulders, constant yawning, long blinks, face-rubbing, losing train of thought - during our relatively short...

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It's Not Morbid

Death. It can be a scary topic for some people. So much so that some people may just ignore it and pretend like it doesn’t exist or they pretend that death won’t happen to them.

Newsflash! It will. Death happens to everyone.

Even you.

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The Mirror Effect

I was scrolling through an anxiety support group on Facebook the other day. I like to offer advice and support or give free resources to the people that share their stories of struggle there.

But after reading a few of their stories, I realized...

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What Are Your Thoughts?

I didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t want to hear advice, or a different point of view, or a possible reason for my low mood. I didn’t want to hear any of it.

I was having a rough day. Nothing in particular was going...

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What's Driving You?

What you buy, what you wear, how you do your hair, what you say…it’s all driven by one thing - emotion.

Without emotion, you wouldn’t learn anything new or remember your loved ones because none of it would hold any significance...

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Why Does Change Hurt

I hate change.

I am a comfort junkie. I like the familiar. I like routine. I typically like “predictable”.

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe you resist or hate change.

You might be tempted to think it is because of a control issue (and...

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3 Ways to Tell if Your Past is Haunting You

We all have shenanigans in our past. Maybe it was yesterday. Maybe it was when we were kids. Maybe it was big, maybe it was small.

Maybe someone hurt your feelings.

Maybe someone messed up.

Or maybe it was you. Maybe you hurt someone’s...

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My Death and Resurrection

I was dead.

I didn’t even know it. Okay, sure, I was alive. Like my heart was beating and I was breathing…but I was dead. I was dead to my surroundings, to my desires, to my wants, to my preferences, to my dreams…dead to...

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