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Change is difficult and takes time. We could all use reminders now and then to return us to our focus, streamline our process, and ground us in the wisdom of successfully sustaining positive change for the long haul. Dr. Maria Sirois, VP of Curriculum at Wholebeing Institute, shows us how to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of change with these pearls of wisdom each and every Friday.

How the Four-Step Process of Redemption Can Guide Us Toward Positive Change

Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Hanna Perlberger In this post, Hanna Perlberger, author of A Year of Sacred Moments: The Soul Seeker’s Guide to Inspired Living, blends Torah, ancient Jewish wisdom, positive psychology principles, and the insight of contemporary thought leaders. One sure way to make people avoid you is if by continuing to live in the past and refusing to move on from a painful experience. Finding out that your spouse has been cheating, for instance,...

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My 30-Day Self-Love Challenge

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Kim Childs When I gave myself a 30-day challenge to look in the mirror each morning and say, “I love you,” it seemed like a simple practice. But as the saying goes, simple does not always mean easy. I’d heard about this exercise from author Louise Hay, who advocates positive self-talk and affirmations for physical and emotional healing. In her words: “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked....

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How Love Became the Currency of My Career and Life

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Anda Klavina Recently, a comment by an associate took me aback. We were discussing opportunities for cooperation when he threw out a comment: “I’ve noticed your business has become weaker recently.” At first that put me on the defensive; then self-criticism was about to take over. But, before my typical circle of self-depreciation set in, I managed to say to myself: Hold on! It’s not at all about weakness, even if it might...

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Some of My Favorite Questions—for Coaching and for Life

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Lynda Wallace It happened again last week, which shouldn’t really surprise me, because it happens pretty often. I was reflecting on my coaching sessions at the end of a day working with clients, and I kept going over one conversation in particular. My client was feeling as if her life had become a series of obligations, and she wanted to live with a greater sense of purpose. So I asked her one of my favorite coaching questions: If you could...

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Real Change

Posted on Jan 2, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Physical, Spiritual

by Tal Ben-Shahar Making resolutions or setting intentions for the new year? This excerpt from Tal’s book Being Happy: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life offers wisdom, research, and an exercise focused on how to effectively shift behaviors and traits that aren’t serving you. “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.”—James...

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It’s a New Year Every Day

Posted on Dec 27, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough According to best-selling author Seth Godin, if you’re not in the habit of reading a newspaper by the time you turn 30, chances are you’ll never acquire the habit. The death spiral of the newspaper industry is attributed to this fact; the younger generation hasn’t developed the ritual of daily newspaper reading. We can see this truth in our own experience. Many times ingrained patterns become fixed in our lives very...

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