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Thought Viruses

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…

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Creating Life Balance

Stress is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a way of life! How long have we talked about needing life balance and at that same time BEEN doing everything we can to go faster and do more! At work and at home, people expect to do…

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Creating Joy Spots

Joy is the next competitive advantage! Happiness precedes success and all performance, creativity, innovation and team connection is linked to happiness at work! The latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology intersect at a point I call “the joy spot”- the sweet spot for performance. Leaders need…

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How to make people remember you

Based on work by Lila Davachi (Ph D and Professor at NYU). Tobias Kiefer (VP Learning and Development) and David Rock (author of Your Brain at Work), at the Neuroleadership Summit, there is now a formula to enhance memory and learning! A= Attention G= Generation E= Emotion S= Spacing Focused…

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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…

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

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…

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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…

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Wake up to Fear and how it affects your performance!

Last week I had an AH HA moment! In a blinding flash of the obvious I realized just how much of my behaviours were ruled by a range of fears, to which I was completely oblivious! Imagine what you life would be like if you recognized the fears that are…

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It’s Always Sunny Above The Clouds – Part II

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…

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It’s Always Sunny Above The Clouds! – Part I

We had just taken off from some airport in the U.S. on a particularly stormy day — it was bumpy and rough and a bit scary, but then we passed through the clouds, and it was the most gorgeous, sunny clear blue sky! It suddenly dawned on me that it’s…

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6 Ways To Increase Your Joy

No matter how you look at it, comparisons will ruin your joy! Comparison is the cousin of judgment. It serves no purpose other than to make you feel discontented with what you have. STOP IT! Here are 6 ways to increase your joy: 1. STOP comparing how you look with…

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Hearts In Nature

Wonderful Sylvia, who is an inspiration to me, sent me a link this morning – When you click on this link, you will be showered with hundreds of extraordinary heart shaped cactus images! It had me thinking about and searching for hearts in nature – I found ‘love’ everywhere! Here…

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Toxins Are More Dangerous Than You Think

I just read an article on new research published in the Lancet Neurology Journal. This is a serious medical journal and this study suggests a link between the big range of toxins prevalent on our world and our children’s nervous systems, possibly contributing to autism, ADHD dyslexia and many other…

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The Future for Millennials

Funny how the universe works! This week I went for a meeting with a lady who epitomizes an opportunity for Millennials. Today I received in my inbox a Fast Company article called ‘Why Job Prospects for Millennials are Still Dreadful’. The interesting thing is that the number of young people…

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The Secret Formula for Joy

When I lived in the USA I studied with Robert and Sheryl Sardello at the School of Spiritual Psychology. One day we had to do an exercise called drop to your heart. We had to focus on the area around our hearts, and place ourselves inside the space in our…

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