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How To Simplify Your Life: 50 Actions To Foster Peace And Contentment

“It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.” ~Robert A. Cook As I’m writing this post, I’m in the process of moving. I’ve lived in the same house for nearly twenty years, and now my house has sold, and I’m moving to Asheville, North Carolina in two weeks. It was a […]

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The Present Moment: 10 Ways To Be Happy Right Now

I am reading a fascinating novel right now about a women who has lost her long-term memory. She wakes up every day next to her husband — a man she doesn’t recognize — in a room she can’t identify, with a life she can’t recall. Every day, someone has to explain to her who she […]

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Mindfulness Meditation: The Path To Inner Peace And Health

Note: This is an excerpt from my book Peace of Mindfulness: Everyday Rituals to Conquer Anxiety and Claim Unlimited Inner Peace. The practice of meditation is a way to transform your mind by creating a beautiful state of stillness, silence, and clarity for sustained periods. As you practice meditation, you come to recognize the patterns […]

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How To Clear Your Mind To Reduce Stress

This is the time of year when life is especially busy, demanding, and even stressful. In addition to our work and day-to-day responsibilities, we’re preparing for the holidays — spending more money, running extra errands, and perhaps coping with negative thoughts and feelings the season often stirs up. We might feel sad about a loved […]

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60 Deep Questions To Ask Yourself To Create “Aha” Moments

Questions are powerful. They force answers. Compelling questions force us to think deeply and examine ourselves. Sometimes they challenge our beliefs about what we “know” to be true. As a coach, I use thoughtful questions to help clients elicit insights, uncover buried beliefs, and reach conclusions about who they are and what they want for […]

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What Is Mindfulness? 3 Easy Ways To Practice It Daily

I suffered with it for years. At times it was debilitating. Sometimes it made me physically ill. I’m sure there are times when you deal with it too. Stress and anxiety. The feeling of overwhelm. A racing heart. Unexplained dread. Looping thoughts. Panicky feelings. Exhaustion. Life IS stressful. All of the normal, everyday stimuli, demands, […]

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Positive Mental Attitude: 10 Mindsets For Happiness

You have somewhere around 45,000 negative thoughts a day. Not just you — everyone does. That’s about 80% of all of your thoughts. The vast majority of our thoughts are unpleasant, stressful, or self-sabotaging. Our brains are like a network news channel, only reporting the bad stuff with a sprinkling of good news to keep […]

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5 Mindfulness Exercises To Reduce Stress And Reclaim Joy

Over the last hour, where has your mind been? Have you been intently focused on something, or has your mind been bouncing around from your to-do list, to the phone ringing, to your worries, and then on to any number of unrelated thoughts and distractions? All of that mental chatter is exhausting, especially since most […]

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25 Questions To Ask People To Draw Them Out

As a personal coach, I use pointed and thoughtful questions to help my clients gain more clarity about themselves and to help me better understand my clients and their goals. I generally ask open-ended questions that can’t be answered with a simple “yes” or “no” so that the client is encouraged to dig deeper and […]

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