Psychology

Do you cultivate an attitude of love and appreciation?

When we focus on love, we truly change our perceptions of the world. Some may call it naiveté and believe we live in a cruel, hateful world in which you must watch your back. Of this I agree… If you believe that, that is exactly the world you live in. I choose otherwise. You have …

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“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr When I hear this quote from civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, I think about love from a different perspective. I’m not talking romantic love here or even familial love. I’m talking about unconditional …

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Why You Should Know Your Purpose, Mission and Vision?

Working with colleagues recently on a personal and professional growth piece on understanding purpose, vision and mission, we had a strong sense that none of that can happen meaningfully if we don’t have a clear understanding of our core values. Your core values are your most fundamental beliefs and establish the foundation of standards, behaviors …

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5 Tips to Meet Tomorrow with Open Arms

Are you showing up every day with open arms and open eyes? This might just be one of the biggest day-to-day challenges we all face. Can we face every single day open to what it may bring? I’m not suggesting we don’t plan and organize what we already know. There’s a certain structure we must …

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Anatole France, “To accomplish great things…believe”

I will admit that I have always been a gotta-see-it-to-believe-it kind of guy. Makes sense, right? Actually, most of us probably are to varying degrees. I have come to understand the opposite of that. If you want to see something in life, you have to believe it is possible first. There is great potential in …

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One Strategy for Lifting Yourself Up When You Are Down

Everyone gets down from time to time. What do you do when disappointment gets the best of you? We all deal with it in some way. Sometime we wallow, push through, drown it out, often all of the above. I will share one strategy that probably isn’t at the top of your mind when you’re …

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From Mastodons to Emails, How Breathing Can Save Your Life

Imagine with me that you are out on the land with your clan for a hunting expedition. Spear in hand, you enter a clearing, slowly, cautiously, stepping along a line of thickets holding amongst its prickled strands, plump crimson berries. You halt your weary tribe-mates for some much needed nourishment. In short time, you sense a …

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Swami Vivekananda quote on enLiven Wellness Coaching chalkboard reading, "We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."

Does Your Reality Depend Upon Your Thoughts?

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so  take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” – Swami Vivekananda As I contemplated this quote, I began to expand upon the idea that our persistent thoughts become us. We actually create our reality by thinking our thoughts. Thoughts about …

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How to Bring Your Vision into Focus

  In the corporate world, we hear about tasks forces pulled together tasked with the creation of vision statements. We see plaques and signs around the workplace with these fantastic statements about what the organization is to achieve. What is the purpose of these expressions?  Are they just meaningless statements that look good on paper …

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What It Takes to Totally Kill It as a Coaching Client

Successful clients demonstrate certain characteristics that allow them to make the most of our session together. The characteristics I am speaking of most likely represent you if you are reading this and are as follows: Open to hearing my observations as an objective party only interested in your growth. Truly willing to step outside of …

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