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Awake at the Wheel, Lessons from a Diagnosis

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Awake at the Wheel, Lesson from a Diagnosis

with Special GuestLori Merrill-Fink LORI’S CORE DESIRED FEELINGS Based on the work for Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map (Choose your own.) Vibrant Free/flowing Connected Radiant Whole So to feel what I want to feel, I consciously choose practices that generate those feelings.  BODY                                              MIND                                      SPIRIT/SOUL Movement                                         Meditation                               Community Pleasure                                           Script Flipping                          Gratitude Whole foods                                      Affirmations                              Service Quality sleep                                      […]

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Managing Expectations – Setting, Meeting, & Releasing

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Managing Expectations

Expectation: a strong belief that something will happen.  a belief that someone will or should achieve something. You or otherwise. That definition tells us that this concept is attached to the outcome of getting something. This means that if you do not get the outcome it can lead to disappointment, hurt, blame and a feeling […]

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Framing Your Stress

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5-Steps to stop spinning Have you ever felt overwhelmed? I guess I should rephrase that, how many times in a day or a week DO you feel overwhelmed? It can come out of nowhere and pick you up from a normal day. Before you know it, you’re swirling around in the eye of a stress […]

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Staying Positive Avoiding Negativity

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Staying PositiveAvoiding Negativity

Negativity breeds dissatisfaction and clutters the mind. When the mind is cluttered with negativity, happiness is much harder to come by. “They controlled how I felt in the morning, and when I went to sleep. They would often cause my emotions to feel out of control, making me feel out of control, too. They would dictate […]

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Taking care of YOU

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Taking Care of YOU

For some, this is foreign, a term used only when they are in real need.  How can we make this thought preventative, something we do as maintenance for our own well-being? Once you have covered the basics: Healthy diet Regular exercise Plenty of sleep What’s next… Consider the following as ongoing upkeep for your well-being: […]

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What Kind of Cookie Will You Be Today?

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chocolate chip cookies

As a self-proclaimed Chocolate Chip, I pondered the accuracy of the “cookie test”.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve identified with the idea that I’m a chocolate chip cookie. (You’re level headed and reliable. People can trust you to make the right choice, and you care about other people, so you’re generally well-liked.  […]

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Uncomfortable Feelings Could Be A Sign

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contemplating change

Everything can’t always be AMAZING! Feeling your emotions is normal and actually gives you perspective. Take some time and explore that and make sure it’s not the storm before the sunny horizon. No pain, no change – you need to feel uncomfortable to move out of the same old way into something new. Here are […]

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Habit Forming Hobbies

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Hand painted ornaments

I tend to do everything with a fervent passion straddling the line of obsession! Give me a good thing and I will make it better by doing it over and over…and over. That’s ok, I actually like that quality about myself. Repetition, there is something comforting about it. Mix that with a little creativity and […]