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emotional intelligence

Successful Living Basic Training Launches this Month

by Patricia

I AM SO EXCITED!! This is a dream several years in the making. A start that fell apart. Big life changes that required urgent attention. The result was that the dream went on the back-burner until early this year. Nine months in the making (what a co-incidence 😉 that was completely unplanned, just realized it […]

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Is Happiness Highly Over-rated?

by Patricia

I’ve been having discussions recently with people about happiness, as clients have been saying “I just want to be happy.” This peaked my curiosity and I started asking the question “What does that mean to you? How do you define happiness?”  This is what I heard… It means I won’t be sad anymore (some other […]

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NEW audio: Patricia on Insights on Emotional Intelligence

by Patricia

I had a wonderful time with long-time friend Dick Goldberg, recording the first podcast for his new internet radio site “Insights” I invite you to listen for some valuable information on Emotional Intelligence. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to get to my interview. Dick is a Taking It Lightly graduate who has […]

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Emotions are like weather – constantly changing!

by Patricia

As I opened the front door today to get the paper, I was greeted by a blast of cold air. I shivered at the thought that winter was coming quickly. My next wish was for warmth. So I shut the door. Then I realized that many of us do emotions the same way. We walk […]

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Finding patience with bits and bytes

by Patricia

Today I graduated to another level of geekdom (said with great respect for those who master technology!). I created a new blog site to host the documentaries on Vets Journey Home and Taking It Lightly. I was so wonderfully successful in converting videos to the right format and uploading them that I think I will […]

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Tears in the vegetable aisle

by Patricia

My eyes have been a little “leaky” lately! In the tiredness that comes from very long and high energy days, I have encountered sadness that I didn’t expect. Sadness that doesn’t seem to be associated with any one cause or incident. Just a general sad. The result is my leaky eyes have released tears in […]

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Breathing is essential!

by Patricia

I’ve been doing a little research this week on how the breath affects the pre-frontal cortex, our “higher brain”.  Bottom line, because you probably don’t care for all the fine details of brain research – if we practice full deep breathing, connected breaths, we can activate the pre-frontal cortex, train it to operate at a […]

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Reflections on Gratitude and Peace

by Patricia

On the Monday after a Taking It Lightly weekend, I am often physically tired yet deeply peaceful. Every weekend reminds me why I do this work – hearts are opened and sometimes literally a life is saved. It is rewarding to see someone get their giggle back or find forgiveness and peace. So this afternoon, […]

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