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Presence in the Time of Distraction: 17 Tools to Try

Eddie Chan June 1952 Presence Over Distraction

Before I began to write this blog post, I peeked in at Facebook, checked my email, and, while my internet browser was open, clicked on a “pre-black-Friday” coupon from Macy’s and ordered some Christmas gifts. I’ve done this same routine a half-dozen times, conflicted between my desire to focus on the topic de jour (presence) […]

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Shush Your Inner Critic: Reach For Help

Shush Your Inner Critic: Reach For Help

It hurts my heart when I hear about the sufferings of others.  It drives me to go into action, desiring to comfort and then brainstorm in an attempt to help them uncover what’s really going on.   There is something so transformative that happens, once you can get to the why. And to be totally honest […]

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Releasing the Shoulds for The Holidays

Releasing the Shoulds for The Holidays

How do you define and perceive the holiday season? For some, it’s an opportunity for holiday parties and time with friends, or an opportunity to spend time with parents, grandparents, siblings, and distant cousins.  The promise of good food surrounded by love and joy is defines what Thanksgiving, while for many people, Hanukkah and Christmas […]

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Loving Your Life by Loving Yourself

Loving Your Life by Loving Yourself

Hello, darling! How are you doing? Are you finding ways of loving yourself and your life? Earlier this year, when I took my digital sabbatical, I never told you the real reason I did it. Part of it, of course, was that my partner and I were going to be in Europe for nearly a […]

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