Honor the Earth: Time in Nature

According to Shakespeare, “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”  Reading that quote makes me want to immerse myself in nature, yet as I type this sentence, I realize this is my seventh hour of screen-time today.  How can we increase our connection to nature and why should we? Benefits of connecting to…

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Try a Little Kindness…Self-Kindness

Jack Kornfield shares the following story about Gandhi: After struggling for half a century with the British Empire, Gandhi said that his most intimidating opponent was not the British Empire or the Indian people, but a man named Mohandas K. Gandhi, “With him I seem to have very little influence.”  If, like Gandhi, you have…

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Imagery for Success: A Whole Person Practice

In addition to improving sleep, stress management, anxiety, pain and blood pressure, imagery has been shown to help achieve success. Because everything, from ideas to actions, begins in the imagination, all you need to get started is your imagination, willingness to learn the basics, and a pinch of curiosity. Engage your whole self When planning,…

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What is your Ikigai?

The Japanese define success and living your life purpose at the intersection of doing what: You love, Are good at, Can be paid to do, and The world needs. If you already have a clear vision of what success looks like in your future, you can use this invitation to validate your vision.  It will…

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