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2 Simple Communication Skills for Success

Communication, especially when it is effective and meaningful, is one of the most important elements of success in life. It is incredible how little (if any) training is provided to develop skills for effective communication. 

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Mindfulness Meditation – A Simple How-To & Guided Practice

What is Mindfulness Meditation? Here I explore a brief definition of the practice and it’s Western Psychological benefits. At the end there is a Mindfulness Meditation Guide for your own personal practice. Read More

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Vulnerability and its Power to Transform

Vulnerability is one of our most fundamental elements to free ourselves from a self-defeating inner talk. Here we explore this potential for vulnerability along with an incredibly inspiring video from TED.com. Read More

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Zen Insights Connecting Us to the Moment

Zen has its roots in the Sanskrit word “dhyana” which directly translated is Meditation – a state of awareness connected deeply with ones own existence. In my own experience I see it as a “Freedom from a self defeating Mind conditioned for judgement and analysis”- by quieting my judging and analyzing mind, during meditation I reconnect with the simplicity and contentment of everything that is around me, at that very moment. Read More

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Self Management, Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence

Self Management is the ability to use your awareness of thoughts, physical sensation and emotions to bring yourself to a state of attention and contemplation before action.

In this article which focuses on emotional intelligence here is a look at self-management, followed by a few tips to help you in developing it. Read More

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Zindel Segal on mental health and the science of mindfulness

Zindel Segal is a world renown Doctor in his work on depression and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). He is a pioneer in helping spread awareness of mental health and on February 9th 2011 (Mental Health Day) I had the privilege to share time and interview Dr. Zindel Segal on the impacts of mental illness and the power of mindfulness as a tool to help alleviate this suffering shared by so many. Read More

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Eating Meditation for Weight Loss

Have you every noticed that you have finished a meal or a snack and hardly spent anytime paying attention to what you have eaten? The television, computer screen, newspaper, children are always competing at our attention, but at what expense? Read More
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Creative in the Moment – 5 Tips for Creativity and Clarity in your Day

With January 17th (the most depressing day of the year) far behind us and our New Years Resolutions still fresh in our minds, this moment provides us with a great space to evolve our mindset.

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Communication tips and conflict resolution

Defense is our most practiced strategy when it comes to conversations, and most of the time our weakest game. Offense which implies using emotional intelligence; empathy the ability to listen and self-awareness the ability to listen to our assumptions and feelings is our best strategy. So how do we make the shift? Read More