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Lets Move Mountains in 2012!

by Patricia

I read Seth Godin’s blog because he inspires me greatly. Here is a brief excerpt from a recent post that fanned my flame of commitment. GTD (getting things done), 18 minute plans, organized folders… none of them work as well as you’d like. The reason is simple: you don’t want to get more done. You’re afraid. […]

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Is that so? Breathe and Celebrate

by Patricia

IS THAT SO?  – an old Zen story A beautiful girl in the village was pregnant. Her angry parents demanded to know who was the father. At first resistant to confess, the anxious and embarrassed girl finally pointed to Hakuin, the Zen master whom everyone previously revered for living such a pure life. When the […]

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What You Think of Me is None of My Business

by Patricia

It’s a double edged sword. One edge is that, like all humans, I want to to be loved and accepted and what you think of me has the potential to affect whether or not you love me. Hence people often become rescuers and pleasers (been there, done that, sometimes far too often for my own […]

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Relationship Mojo: How to Create Uncanny Power in Your Relationships

by Patricia

I only use my powers for good! So this month’s Taking It Lightly teleseminar was about spells (principles) for creating great relationships. Here’s one piece of the AAA spell: Appreciation A study on appreciation observed it was most powerful when it contained three characteristics: 1) Words of gratitude or appreciation – Thank you 2) Specificity […]

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Stop, Look and Listen – Holiday Mindfulness

by Patricia

As a child, I was taught to Stop, Look and Listen before crossing the street. This has been a valuable tool all these years, now a deep neural pathway when walking and when driving that has kept me alive. This same simple process can help you find peace during the holidays. Surprised? It can help […]

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Lighten Up Your Holidays!

by Patricia

Lightening up your holidays doesn’t mean adding more lights to your Christmas tree. It means easing the stress load that holidays seem to bring with them – reminders of holidays past, those we loved who aren’t with us anymore, and fears of holidays present, those people we wish we didn’t have to deal with again […]

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First Growing in the Light Teleconference a Smashing Success

by Jay

Tonight we held the inaugural Growing in the Light teleconference for graduates of the Taking It Lightly and Vets Journey Home weekends. Patricia Clason hosted the call and gave a presentation, with Jay Edgar guest speaker. Tonight’s Topic: Enough Already! We looked at the hard-wired processes in our brain that can keep the “I’m not […]

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