Self development

Feeling Good About Yourself – Why Your Wellness Is The Key

Feeling good about yourself

This week I was listening to a presentation on WHY clients would book a speaker – or any consultant. And of course it was for the BENEFITS that person or service can bring and the RESULTS. Happiness is now definitively seen as beneficial to the bottom line – with improvements in sales of 37%; productivity of 43%; reduction in…

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The Magic of Mindfulness

The Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It’s a buzz word right now. Businesses are more conscious of the bottom line results of being more mindful and teaching their people to do so. CEOs are being coached to be more mindful to improve their leadership skills. Students are being taught to be more mindful to perform better in tests – everyone is…

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How to Enjoy the Holiday Season

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STOP SPINNING! This post is about how to enjoy the Christmas season despite being sober! (oops I meant sane!) By the way – if you don’t celebrate Christmas, please insert your holiday wherever I mention Christmas. No one could convince me that the world is not spinning faster! Time really has sped up and I…

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Smile AND Include Your Eyes!!

Keep smiling because life is

Endorphins are the body’s natural happy drugs! Joy buddies! They make us feel great – happy, peaceful, relaxed and joyful. We can’t synthetically manufacture anything as powerful as endorphins, but humans can do things to produce them anytime! A simple way to release them is to put a big “silly” grin on our faces –…

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Ask for Blessings – Believe and Receive

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What do you want your life to look like at the end of the adventure of 2015? Grab a piece of paper (and maybe a glass of wine!) and make a list of all the areas on your life – work, family, relationship, health, finances, self, learning, growth, friends, lifestyle etc. Under each of those…

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Thought Viruses

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Robert Dilts is a well known American expert in neurolinguistics and writes frequently for a magazine called Anchor Point. In a past edition he was discussing the connection between beliefs and health or wellness. He introduced the concept of ‘thought viruses’. What a fantastic way of describing one of the most powerful mechanisms of illness…

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Wake up to the spirit in which you do things!

A quote from a book written by The Mother, a student of Sri Arubindo (a famous Indian Guru) touched my heart. “Everything always depends on the way in which things are done. Not so much what one does but the spirit in which one does it.” To me, the spirit in which we do things…

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Why you all deserve a TA DA? + Amanda’s new app!

Make them feel special TADA

When I lived in America, I spoke to a lovely group in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I was telling them about my niece’s first gym competition. At the time she was 9 and I was (and still am) a very doting, and enthusiastic aunt! In between exercises (which I must say were not that exciting and seemed…

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Your mood matters

Your mood matters

The Harvard business review (HBR) lists emotional intelligence (EQ) as the number one quality of a great leader. The essence of EQ is to know yourself, manage yourself and manage relationships. Out of all the various aspects of EQ, HBR states that the leader’s mood has the most significant impact on the culture of an…

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It’s Always Sunny Above The Clouds – Part II

Your thoughts and feelings

continued from Part I The fifth lesson in a Course of Miracles asks you to work with the idea that “I am never upset for the reason I think.” They give examples like: “I am not angry with/afraid of/upset with for the reason I think.” I think that’s a great exercise! I have tried practicing…

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