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How to Get in YOUR Flow State

Years ago I got super intrigued with the concept of getting in the “flow state” after reading the best selling book “Flow” by Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi. (Don’t try to pronounce his name – I gave up.)  I’m a big sports fan and I equated the flow state with the concept of how athletes can get in

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How to Avoid an Identity Crisis

I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “midlife crisis.” You could also call it an identity crisis. As I reflect on my life, especially during my parenting years, I think I suffered from a chronic state of some form of an identity crisis. I had an ever present nagging subconscious question percolating in the background

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Do You Know Why You Procrastinate?

Are you a procrastinator? Do you notice that you habitually, or at least more than you’d like, put off doing certain tasks on your “to do” list? Have you ever thought about why you procrastinate? There are actually many reasons for procrastinating. Here are some of mine. Like most people I hate making mistakes.  I

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Presence in the Present Moment

Before you begin any journey, whether it is a long trip or just embarking on the journey of a new day, who you are both mentally and physically, the preparation you do and the direction you face before you take your first step are all critical components. In other words, your presence in the present

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That’s My Story and I’m Sticking To It

Every person has a story to tell. Each one is uniquely different.  Unfortunately many people whose life is a sob story get so caught up in their story that they spend an enormous amount of  time re-living it over and over again by telling it to anyone who will listen. Their story becomes their “identity” and

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Overcoming Self Doubt

Self doubt is undoubtedly one of the greatest saboteurs to our success. When we believe we can do something we harness a power not only from deep within ourselves but beyond ourselves as well. Belief taps us into enthusiasm, passion, and inspiration  – those ingredients that make this an abundance world. Doubt connects us with

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