The Power of Consistency

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Consistency. Something the creative being in me has resisted and wrestled with most of my life. It goes along with the word discipline, which for a long time felt like a straight jacket – restrictive and stifling – because I associated it with being forced to do things I didn’t want to do (usually because they were hard or I didn’t understand why I had to do them).. As I have aged and matured I have learned the valuable role…

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The Power Of A Good “Rant”

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Often times we get stuck in a negative situation because we avoid ranting and raving and expressing our outrage. There are many things that condition us to avoid expressing or honoring our extreme feelings of anger and rage. – You may have have created pain and suffering for yourself or others in the past when you expressed your anger and hurt. – Or you may have experienced being on the receiving end of someone else’s rage and it felt intimidating…

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Tips For Staying In Integrity

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Integrity is all about how you make and keep agreements with yourself and others. Many of us have been taught to value and strive to live in integrity because it is a trait that contributes tremendously to living a simple, prosperous, happy life. Here’s why: Integrity breeds trust. If you do what you say you will do, when you said you would do it and how you said you would do it, you have a high level of integrity and…

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How To Get Unstuck and End Self Sabotage (and make 2014 Your Best Year Yet!)

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Have you ever found yourself puzzled by your reaction (or over reaction) to a situation? Where your response to a person or a situation seems out of proportion to the incident or uncharacteristic for you? Or maybe you are just puzzled by why you keep procrastinating around doing something that you really want to do! (Like keeping those New Years resolutions you set and don’t keep every year!) It can be so frustrating when you know better and don’t do…

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The Gift of Presence

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I remember when my kids were young there was so much excitement surrounding the Christmas holidays! The energy of anticipation for the presents they had grown accustomed to receiving became palpable as Christmas Day drew closer. My mother, a devoted Christian, was disgusted by the consumerism and expressed despair at the lack of focus on the true meaning of Christmas! She felt the children lacked appreciation for what they were receiving because it was so much! They would open a…

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AnnaKay’s Gift

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Last week I got the devastating news that a dear friend and past-client of mine had committed suicide. My initial reaction was one of anger and denial: “They better investigate this as a homicide because she would NEVER take her own life!”. The person I thought I knew so well was gregarious, joyful, outgoing and outspoken. Although she was divorced, she had an amazing support structure and loving relationships with family and friends. Her business was booming. She had 2…

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Tips For Handling Anxiety

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Anxiety is something most people have experienced at some point in their life. Unfortunately, too many people live with it constantly. It can range in intensity from a slight nervousness and muscle tension, to a gripping sensation and nausea in the pit of your stomach and having difficulty taking a deep breath. It can present as an inability to sit still, or just a general feeling of being stressed and overwhelmed. It makes it hard to relax and can actually…

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What Flicks Your Bic?

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Are you old enough to remember the advertisement for bic lighters? It spawned the question and refers to what lights you up and brings you joy. Earlier this week I was in NYC masterminding with a group of entrepreneurs and our mentor/coach. For those of you who may not be familiar with the term, Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills and achieve greater…

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The Power of “No” To Simplify Your Life

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There are a million ways to say no. Being able to say no in a direct, comfortable, empowered way is one of the most important tools in to simplifying your life. Discomfort with saying no causes many people to not speak their truth, say yes when they really want to say no, or avoid communicating about something altogether! This is a very disempowered way of saying no, creates unnecessary complications and often takes us out of integrity. One of the…

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Time Moving Too Fast?

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I’ve noticed that the older I get, the faster time seems to pass! Why is that? And even more importantly, how can we slow it down? Well, I just read a fascinating piece that shares how we can manipulate our lives to slow down the experience of time passing. (Ready for some magic and miracles?!!) Neuroscientist David Eagleman studied the matter and found that the sense of time passing is dictated by how much information you’re processing. The more “new”…

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