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Fight Before You Flee

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New situations can be daunting; even when those situations are clearly for your own good. It can be scary to embrace change, to ride the waves of uncertainty and continue to forge on when you find yourself faced with new faces, new challenges and/or new surroundings. It can be tempting to flee what is new and go back to what is familiar. Even when what is familiar is what we have been hoping would change. When the change eventually comes it often comes with factors we did not anticipate, feelings we cannot quite articulate and...

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Is thiS Thing oN?!

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  Sometimes the problem is not you, it is what you are plugged into. A few years ago my dad gifted me a beautiful kettle. It was transparent with a blue light that comes on at the base on while it is boiling. As a committed tea and coffee drinker my kettle has spent a lot of time on. In addition to enjoying the hot beverage I also began to enjoy the boiling experience. Watching the little bubbles dance all around the transparent orb with the blue light highlighting the progress of the boiling was excellent....

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Inspiration Over Intimidation

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When you feel stuck, uninspired, lost and demotivated and you don't know what to do or how to get out of it start with step one: do not panic. Do not allow feelings of being last in the race, of being lapped and disgraced, or of being the only one not ‘making moves’ to assuage you. It happens. Sometimes you stand still for too long and negative feelings wash over you to the point where you feel like you are drowning. You’re not drowning. Breathe, focus on what is going right and keep the bigger...

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Someone Please Call 911 – Emergency

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Have you ever found yourself in an emergency situation? Did it seem like everything was falling apart and the sky was falling down? What did you do? How did you resolve it? Did you assume that you had literally hit rock bottom and your life was coming to an end? What happened next? Did you die? Did you survive? You most likely made it out alive didn’t you? Most of the events we categorize as emergencies are usually not quite emergencies. An emergency is defined as ‘a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate...

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Run Baby Run

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Are you looking back? Are you running forward? Did you answer ‘yes’ to both questions? Do you realize that looking back and running forward at the exact same moment leaves you stuck on repeat, like a scratched CD that keeps playing the same part of the song to the annoyance of all listeners. Yes, you can look back. Yes, you should run forward. However you should not look back to the detriment of moving forward. Do not look back to a particular point as if it were the most important moment you have or will ever...

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Beyond the Comfort Zone

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Familiar feels comfortable. It feels safe. It feels certain. There is a certain lull you get from performing the same routine, from knowing what to expect, from having been in that particular situation before. For example, if you have worked at the same job, in the same location, with the same colleagues for the last six years you know what’s what: where to buy lunch, how to excel at your job, etc. Even if going to work every day fills you with a sense of dread, you are good at what you do and know...

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On Your Marks, Get Set…

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The journey of a thousand miles literally does begin with a single step. It is all well and good to know your destination, but if you are not moving in that direction you will never actually get there. You can daydream and talk about how beautiful it will be when you become x, y, z but if you do not consistently move towards becoming, you will literally never be. You must also continue to find and fan the flames that motivate you to keep moving.   If you do not put words, imagery and milestones all around...

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Hello X, Meet Spot

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On some days exercising is much harder than others. Especially when it is halfway through the year and you have added an additional 10 pounds to the initial 15 you were planning to lose. Your body is not used to such strenuous movements and your racing heart feels like it is about to explode in your chest during your first run. It is easy to reduce your effort, go from running to walking and it is even more tempting to go from walking to crawling. Most things are easier when you actually put your muscle...

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Don’t Believe the Hype (Men)

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In life we come across many categories of people. They can all serve one positive purpose or another, especially if we categorize them correctly. What might appear to be a negative relationship can have positive benefits and vice versa. It has a lot to do with awareness, consciousness and intentionality. Today we are exploring three groups of persons – the zombies, the rulers and the frantic fanatics.   There are those who are physically present but mentally absent – they really do not care about what you are doing, why you are doing it or how it...

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The Day After Today: Tomorrow

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Sometimes you have a bad day, a bad week or a bad month that feels like it is stretching on for eternity. It might appear that the sky is falling all around you and shelter, safety and stability are a distant memory. Sometimes it is a gradual process, it might be a situation where there is decay in your structure with bricks falling one by one and rising damp creeping up on you. Other times it may seem to all cave in at once, like a bad set that was poorly constructed. In whichever way...

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