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Why We Resist Change

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Change is inevitable, we’ve probably all heard that phrase. Yet when faced with adversity, we put up a fight.   I know people who are perfectly okay to move three times in eight months, and others who haven’t left a five-mile radius in 60 years. There are those that will stay in a job they loathe rather than put themselves …

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The Power of Saying No

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There has been a lot showing up for me in the past month, and I had to take some time and listen to what was happening.   I believe that every experience we have, every encounter with another person is meant to tell us something about who we are and what we’re doing in our lives. People enter our lives …

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How To Keep Yourself Motivated

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I believe we can all relate to the feeling of getting excited about something and the, “I’m going to do this!” attitude, and then after some time it turns to, “Meh, I’m over it.”   How many projects have we started and then stopped mid-way? Are short-term goals better for you, while looking at the long-term goals is difficult? I …

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You Teach People How to Treat You

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In the past month, I’ve had to examine the topic of, “Teaching people how to treat you.” I’ve had to look at what I’m letting into my life, and how I’m allowing myself to be treated.   How we are being treated applies to our personal relationships with those closest to us, our co-workers, and even the stranger on the …

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Free Yourself From Negativity

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Negativity is not only a sneaky habit that can slowly penetrate our lives and wreak havoc on our happiness, but we tend to let it stay a little longer than it should. I know I’ve had times in my life when I was negative about the people I worked with, and the people I had to interact with every day. …

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Why We Need a Little More Patience

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Driving in Northern California has tested my patience more than a few times.  Going the short distance to Costco in the middle of the day on a Tuesday shouldn’t be an hour commute, but due to traffic and other hold-ups, sometimes it is.  The other day I caught myself waving my hands and getting upset when a large truck cut …