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Three Minutes to Mindfulness

“I can tell you’ve been meditating,” my husband said to me. “You’ve been a lot more mindful recently.” My first reaction was a guilty twinge. I’d been intending to meditate.  I’d even cajoled myself into a couple of three-minute sessions, … Continue reading

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Eat Less, Write More With This Technique for Resisting Temptation

When’s the last time you ate at a Mexican restaurant without overindulging in chips? For me, it was last week. I hear you scoffing. I know, I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. 🙂 I recently finished reading … Continue reading

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Have you heard of Rilke, the Austrian poet-philosopher? I’d like to share one of my favorite quotes from his work with you: …I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything … Continue reading

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How Do You Keep Yourself On Track?

Thanks to Kelly, for inspiring this week’s small step! In her comment on planners in Week 20, Kelly mentioned that one of her problems in getting things done is that she would have tasks written down, but when she sat … Continue reading

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Teaching Yourself to Stay Focused

Do you have trouble staying on track? Do you often find yourself letting interruptions keep you from finishing what you started? I do, and that’s why I was excited to read this post on training yourself to focus at zenhabits.com: … Continue reading

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Why Do We Achieve Some Goals But Not Others?

If you read one thing this week, read this article at PsyBlog called “How to Commit to a Goal:” http://tinyurl.com/4qsy489 It talks about the process you must go through to successfully commit to a goal mentally and emotionally — you … Continue reading

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Creating Your Personalized Kaizen Plan

Now that I’ve identified my biggest excuses and figured out the underlying issues those excuses represent, I have a list of the obstacles that keep me from achieving my goals. Psychological obstacles: Perfectionism Physical obstacles: Less-than-optimal health, the root cause … Continue reading

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