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Easy Good Habits: Soften Up with Kindness and Compassion

I believe that the start of a new year is a great time to shake things up a little. So . . . here’s a radical three-part notion: 1. When you soften your heart with patience and kindness (and therefore courage), positive thoughts are able to make a greater impact on your mind. 2. When […]

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More About “What DO Thoughts Think About?”

I want to share some additional perspectives about my previous blog, “What DO Thoughts Think About?” “Thoughts think about other thoughts” is a subtle topic; it’s importance can easily be missed, and working with it can seem boring and pointless in the beginning. In order to experience the power of this insight, the first step […]

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What Do Thoughts Think About?

Want to make someone pause? Ask them, “What do thoughts think about?” Ask yourself. Try to think about something that is not a thought — if you can, let me know! Why is this important? Well, most significantly it means you cannot think about yourself! You can only think about thoughts about your IDEA of […]

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Short & Sweet: Healing Negative Self Talk and Self Hatred

A big part of the transformational process is challenging negative self talk (mean and nasty internal dialogue) again and again to look at and to cut through the roots and causes of self hatred. I have been struck lately by several clients’ acceptance of negative self talk and judgments – what they describe as self-judgment […]

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Real But Not True: A Teaching from Tsoknyi Rinpoche

I just came from a weekend seminar at NalandaWest in Seattle with a wonderful Tibetan teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, author of the new book, Open Heart, Open Mind. He has a down to earth, humorous way of presenting the teachings, filled with personal anecdotes. I find it most helpful to hear about the personal struggles of […]

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Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant! Overcoming Victim Mentality

This is Part 4 of a series I’m calling, ‘Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant.’  This series will be especially helpful for helping you to actually enjoy, and deal creatively with, the challenges that being around family can bring mentally, emotionally, and physically. You can also check out the other posts in this series: Part 1, Part 2, and Part […]

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Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant! Stop Limited Self Concepts from Making You Suffer

This is the 2nd post in a series I’m calling, ‘Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant.’  In this series we’re examining the 4 main issues that could be causing you needless distress: Confusion about Desire vs. Attachment Limited Self Concepts Unrecognized Nature of Fear-based Thinking Confusion about Cause and Effect You can also take a […]

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No More Self-Improvement – Guest Blog

I am happy to share this wonderful blog by Lisa Saubolle. Lisa Saubolle is creator of The Bodymind Journey, a heart centered approach to healing and self-discovery. She is a hypnotherapist and Certified TAT® (Tapas Acupressure Technique) Trainer, with a background in energy healing and body-centered methods.  Her blog shares her personal experience and the […]

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Are You Worried About What Other People Think?

If you want to make yourself miserable, here’s the quickest way to do it: get worried about what other people think of you. Just by turning our attention outside, we can begin to imagine that others are judging us harshly. In this way, we create a kind of prison in our own mind. We keep ourselves […]

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How Not To Care What Other People Think

 Have you ever wondered what it takes to worry about what other people think? Do you wish you didn’t care what other people think? Or is this kind of worry so “familiar” that it seems natural . . . a deep habit of mind? Let’s take a look at it. If you are concerned about […]

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