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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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Delivering Negative Feedback? How to Lessen the Blow

Michael Grinder is my mentor and is the man who taught me all I know about group dynamics – he is a master of non verbal communication and we will, with his permission, be bring you a series of his blogs as guest blogs! This one is on how to…

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What Can Frogs Teach Us About Change?

You have probably heard that old story bandied about in management circles about two frogs. One is put into a pot of boiling water and guess what happens? Of course it jumps out…very quickly! (Smart frog) The other frog is put into a pot of cold water which is put…

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Let’s Go on The Journey of Your Life

2014 has started with all sorts of solar flares and cosmic activities that some people say will change the way we live and especially our awareness! Which is interesting because I had planned to write early this year about the best strategies we can use to actually make change in…

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The Joy of Change

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves” Leo Tolstoy It seems an oxymoron to put joy and change in the same sentence – a short sentence at that! But this is my next mission – to help people understand that change is possible and…

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10 strategies for achieving your New Year’s Resolutions

Will this New Year be the same as usual for you? You rush around for Christmas/Holidays – eat and drink too much and then find the best party you can go to on New Year’s Eve, drink buckets more and the next morning think about what resolutions you need to…

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The Secret Weapon of Team (and Family) Success

Last year I read an excellent article published in Harvard Business Review (HBR Magazine April 2012: The New Science of Building Great Teams by Prof. Alex Pentland). As the chief scientist of MIT Media Lab, he is the head of a team who have developed a device that measures team…

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Wake Up to a Higher Purpose Business Strategy

Most definitions of business strategies revolve around the theme of long term plans of action designed to achieve a particular goal or set of objectives. I heard the worldwide CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi speak at a conference once, and he said that all their campaigns and strategies are based…

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The Power of Words

“In the beginning was the word” So spake the Bible a zillion years ago. But we seem to have forgotten these words of wisdom. We are taught lots of words to use at school but very few of us are taught to be ‘wordsmiths’, to have a love of words…

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14 Ways to Stay Stressed

For those of you with perfectionist tendencies, here is your dream list! Fourteen ways you can ensure you wake up stressed and stay that way all day! It’s a perfect recipe for relationship problems, career problems, future heart attacks and unhappy families. 1. Stop breathing – breathe shallow and high…

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Read This to Change How You Change

Change is inevitable. It happens whether you want it or not. Change is rarely exciting, nor welcome! Most often it is met with instant fear or terror in some cases! We are physiologically programmed in many ways for that fear reaction – but it’s Neanderthal programming! Our amygdala (the fear…

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