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Why is Change So Hard? Be Patient & Trust the Process

 Instead of asking, Why is change so hard or why it takes so long, focus on enjoying the transformation process – if you enjoy it, you’ll stick with it.

“Change takes time, and when it happens… it feels like magic!” ~ Maria Connolly 

Sometimes, when I’m coaching a client, it seems like nothing changes. Or if some change happens it doesn’t seem lasting. Why is change so hard and takes so long? Often this is because there are individual patterns that are in the way of lasting change. They are deeply ingrained and insidious.

There’s a war going on inside…the client’s good faith and best intentions are competing with long-held, adaptive and limiting beliefs and behaviors. This war can be won by systematically developing practices that change who you are at your core. These strong core values provide the support and structure for real change. But this does take time. If someone is promising overnight success, they’re not talking about real change.

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Ghosting a Friendship? NO! Simple Ways to End a Friendship with Respect

Ghosting a friendship harms both you and your friend, so it’s better to learn these ways to respectfully end a friendship with dignity and kindness.One minute they’re there…the next minute they’re gone, without any explanation or apparent reason. The person who you thought was a good friend has become a ghosting friend. They won’t answer your texts or emails. They block you on social media and avoid you in public. You wonder, “What did I do wrong?” Why is ghosting a friendship becoming more common, not only in romantic relationships but in friendships and even the workplace?

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Desiring Genuine Friendship? Look for People Who Support & Challenge You

Do you think genuine friendships are becoming rare, because of the way we’ve learned to treat social media friends, and if so, here’s what we can do…Social media has dramatically changed the idea of friends. You friend someone by simply clicking a button. Every day, your number of friends grows. You never meet face to face and you may not say a word directly to them. They know far more about you than you know of them…but they’re your friends. And if you feel like it, a push of a button unfriends them. Is that what you would call genuine friendship? 

I’m sure you recognize the difference between social media ‘friends’ and genuine friends. But could the way we treat social media friends be creeping into how we treat our true friends, perhaps even damaging those relationships?

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Is Cutting Down to 4 Hours of Sleep Nightly the Best Way to Get Ahead?

Find answers to these questions — Is 4 hours of sleep enough for you, can you train yourself to function on less sleep and are there long-term dangers?“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” ~  Leonardo da Vinci

Martha Stewart does it. Indra Nooyi – Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo does it. Many other successful people do it… They all function on 4 hours of sleep or sometimes up to 6. And if you browse the self-help aisle, you’ll see books that talk about getting your full sleep in 4 hours, how to sleep 8 hours in 4 hours, and so on. 

So much has been written about successful people functioning on only 4 hours of sleep.  And they make it sound like that’s the only way to get ahead in business today. They intimate that if you’re not up and productive by 5 a.m. you might as well accept that you’ll never be a success. Here’s why I don’t believe that that’s true…

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#1 Sleep Divorce Myth — Couples Sleeping Together Have More Emotional Intimacy

Couples sleeping together aren’t guaranteed more emotional intimacy; lack of sleep can even cause the loss of intimacy, so you may need a sleep divorce.Is your health and well-being suffering because you’ve bought into one of the biggest myths of our times? What myth? That once you enter into a marriage or committed relationship, you sleep in the same bed, in the same room, until death do you part. After all, couples sleeping together have more emotional and physical intimacy, right? Doesn’t sleeping away from your partner mean that you’re falling out of love with the person, or you have other problems in your relationship? 

Recent evidence shows that it may be time to challenge the “norm” of couples sleeping together as the only right way of being in a relationship. It’s perfectly okay to sleep apart!

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