Episode 058: How to Align Your Goals With You

The first key to accomplish your goals?  Alignment.  With who you really are.  What emotional needs drive you.  And align your emotional state to set yourself up for success.  Hear my story of insomnia, why lack of alignment was keeping me awake, what I did about it, and how you can apply these principles to your own goals.

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…and then I heard a CRASH

On December first I was headed to my Alexander lesson.  Only a few minutes away from Elizabeth’s house, I stopped at a 4-way stop sign.  Before I stopped, someone from my left turned left onto my street.  I looked again just before stopping.  The person on my left was going left, and went.  The person on my right was nowhere near the stop sign.  And the person straight ahead was going straight.  It was my turn to go, so I went.

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And then I heard a crash.

Episode 057: Three Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Goal Success

Have you ever been frustrated by trying to accomplish a goal?  You’ve tried “everything”, and never reach it?  Do you think, “If only I had a better plan, a better strategy?  Or do you think you got short-changed in the discipline department?  Well, take heart.  In this episode I talk about why most goal-achieving programs don’t work, and the 3 keys to goal success.

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace?

The Battle for Sleep in the 21st Century

Have you ever seen those paintings of the nativity scene with Jesus sleeping peacefully in the manger?  And the animals looking lovingly on?  And there’s just enough light shining from the star of Bethlehem to frame their faces in a halo of light.

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It’s bucolic.  Peaceful.  As the songwriter puts it, heavenly peace.  Everyone is glowing.  Filled with joy.  And yes, peace.

Episode 056: Shattered Darkness…Shattered Light

Just as darkness can be shattered by light, light can be shattered by darkness.  Bringing your light to others’ darkness is a precious gift you can offer.  Even if you’re experiencing some darkness of your own.  Why not be that light this holiday season?

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My Mother Found This When She Cleaned the Basement

Not long ago, my mother read the book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”  That prompted her to do a major clean-out of the basement.  Imagine!  55 years of stuff accumulating for two adults and three children.  Well, the children’s stuff hasn’t been accumulating.  We cleared ours out several years ago in the last big purge.

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But there was still a lot of stuff.

Episode 055: Start Right Where You Are – A Conversation With Sam Bennett

Do you have a dream or idea and haven’t found a way to get started?  Maybe you haven’t given yourself permission?  Sometimes a tiny action can set us on the path.  And that small thing turns into bigger things.  And once we get started, we’re unstoppable.  Today Samantha Bennett and I talk about permission, sparkly breadcrumbs, 5-minute art, and what it really looks like to be unselfish.

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How Do You Capture An Emotion?

The other day I went walking in Gay City State Park, not too far from where I live.  I took a trail that I have often walked.  It starts at a pond, and then cuts into the woods and crosses several streams.  One in particular has a wooden bridge across it, complete with a railing so you don’t fall in.

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(c) Kathleen Thompson

I stepped to the middle of the bridge and stopped. 

Episode 054: Together is Better…When We Get To Be Who We Are

The offhand comment, “Such a nasty woman!” uttered by Donald Trump triggered social media rants and protests by women all over this country.  As I looked at their (and my own) emotional response, I saw a way for us to move forward together with understanding and compassion.

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