How to Make Yourself More Resilient

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Have you ever had one of THOSE days…you know, the bad kind where everything comes flying straight at you fast and furious with NO end in sight. Problems keep popping up every which way. You try to stay on top of things but it just doesn’t work.  You lose your cool, getting more and more…

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What if You Didn’t Have to Struggle so Much?

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We are taught early on that we have to work at things.  If we don’t succeed, then try try again.   We learn that when things get tough we should lean in,  push harder,  give it our all.  We learn that struggle is part of the process. But what if we’ve had it wrong all these…

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How to be More Productive with Less Struggle

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Okay, raise of hands. Who here wants to work more than they have to? That’s what I thought. What we really want is to be as productive with our work time as possible, especially those of us who work for ourselves (Yes! Just say “NO” to W-2s). There’s a whole bunch of advice about how…

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5 Ways to Build Resilience with Yoga Nidra

By Grace Porter | 0 Comments

Yoga Nidra is a beautiful and easy to do form of guided meditation and one of the best ways that I know to foster resilience. The term Yoga Nidra essentially means Union of Sleep and Consciousness. The practice takes advantage of the body and mind’s natural ability to fall asleep as a way to drop…

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7 Ideas for Building Resilience in 5 Minutes or Less

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Don’t Just DO something, STAND THERE! It sounds counterintuitive, but it’s true.    Stopping for a moment helps us be more productive.    By taking a breath (or 8), touching in with ourselves, moving our bodies, or just plain sitting still and doing nothing, we allow our mind and body to recalibrate. We refocus and…

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Stop, Look, Listen

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We heard those words a million times when we were kids, usually in relationship to being safe when crossing the street. But what if we could use those words now to help us live better as adults? STOP When you’re about to start something new When you’re feeling overwhelmed When you’re feeling tense When you’re…

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Vulnerability Hangover

By Patti | 0 Comments

Patti here. Have you ever had that experience where you open up and share of yourself and then afterwards you feel, well, kind of emotionally hungover? Kristen Neff and Chris Germer of The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion call it backdraft (like what happens in a fire when you open a door). Grace calls it a…

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Rest is an Action Verb

By Grace Porter | 0 Comments

Grace here. I am looking out my window at the second largest maple tree in the state of Washington. This beautiful tree serves as my reminder of the ebb and flow of life. Every spring it bursts forth with new leaves and new life. Transforming our yard with color and bringing the whirly-gigs that prick…

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Love, Santa

By Patti | 0 Comments

Santa knows everyone needs love Patti here, I am going to go out on a limb here and talk about Santa. Not because I think everyone should celebrate Christmas or because they ought to believe like I do, but rather because I think Santa is pretty darn cool. He’s a big jolly fellow who enjoys…

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How I Knew My Emotional Life Was Interfering with My Parenting

By Patti | 0 Comments

Patti here. I remember a long time ago when my eldest child was two years old. Newly potty trained, she felt confident of her skills. Unfortunately, I didn’t at all. On this beautiful fall day, we prepared to ride bikes across the city to our food co-op.  I knew the ride would take us 25…

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