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Never Enough Time? How to Master Time and Feel in Control!

If you feel there’s never enough time and you’re pulled in a million different directions, alter your relationship with time and regain control.“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” ~ Anthony Robbins

“There’s never enough time…” This may be what we say when we know we need to do something and we really don’t want to make the time for it. It may be losing weight, learning a new skill, or visiting with a loved one. At this point, your relationship with time may not be the real issue. It may be that a part of you is struggling with another part of you

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7 Reasons Why We Know Action Is The Antidote To Despair

Action is the antidote to despair as it shifts you from paralyzing negative thoughts to taking just the next step, giving you strength and confidence.Activist and songwriter, Joan Baez is famous for saying, “Action is the antidote to despair.” Without hope, we become powerless. However, when we feel hopeful, we manage to find the energy to keep going, even against all odds. What makes the difference? It’s our emotional response to a given situation. Our emotions around hope and despair are powerful and can be life-altering!  You know this if you’ve been in a situation where you couldn’t see your way out and you felt despair.

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Get Out and Enjoy Nature. It’s The Antidote To Creative Blocks!

It essential for your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health to get out and enjoy nature daily, so reinforce your resolve with these ten reasons.“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~ John Muir

In Oregon, we experience our share of inclement weather so it’s easy to get into the rut of staying indoors day after day. As a result, many Oregonians are Vitamin D deficient, which greatly alters the mood, mental health and immune system. So when summer finally comes, I tell everyone, “Get out and enjoy nature as much as possible. It’s one of the best ways to overcome creative blocks and get your creativity flowing again!

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Recovering From Emotional Exhaustion? Wholeheartedness, Not Rest, Will Heal You!

When you're recovering from emotional exhaustion, mindfully developing a deep awareness of your mind/body connection is vital to restoring your balance.“Burnout is a state of emptiness, to be sure, but it does not result from giving all I have: it merely reveals the nothingness from which I was trying to give in the first place.” ~ Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak

We have all been through some pretty hard times, and the world isn’t getting any rosier. There are so many ways to describe how people are feeling today — burnout, emotional exhaustion, mental exhaustion, mentally drained, emotional burnout, nervous exhaustion, overworked, over-stressed, over-committed, over-stimulated, and now we even have Zoom fatigue! And some of the tried-and-true methods for recovering from emotional exhaustion aren’t working. 

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Shame Resilience: The Antidote to Shame Is Vulnerability

Shame resilience helps you, as you experience shame, to consciously choose supportive emotions instead — connection, empathy, worth, and power.“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ~ Brene Brown

We long to fit in, to belong, to be accepted. Yet this very longing can keep us from making the deep connections we crave, because we’re afraid to be seen, to show our true selves for fear we’ll be rejected. On a deep, very personal level we’ve judged ourselves as unworthy, so we’re ashamed that something about us isn’t acceptable, “normal” or perfect. This shame, this fear of disconnect, is powerful. But we can shine a healing light on it by cultivating vulnerability. Yes, we can build our shame resilience!

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