90 seconds of emotion

90 seconds of emotion

A really important point came up today for me. I’ve heard this before and I was listening to Martha Beck on a call today and she reminded me of an interesting fact. I think that if you remember this, it will help in a lot of situations. This comes from Jill Bolte Taylor, who is a brain researcher. She wrote an extraordinary book called “My Stroke of Insight” and has the number 1...

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Decluttering your thoughts

Decluttering your thoughts

Today I spent the public holiday profitably tidying up a really cluttered area of my house – the bathroom. Truly, it is amazing how many eyeliners, deoderants and tubes of toothpaste one cluttered bathroom (with cabinets, boxes, shelves etc) can hold. Anyway, it all looks great and feels peaceful and everything now has a place. Overall the energy level has now gone waaaaaay up – from...

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Everyone says so

Everyone says so

So, today is the day everyone around me is eating chocolate. It’s something everyone does for easter. It’s expected. And there’s a piece of me thinking: hmm, why are we all doing this at the same time? Just because someone tells me to do something that I should sometimes makes me want to turn around and do exactly the opposite. But get this. You and only you know where your True...

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A twist on perfect

A twist on perfect

. LOOK . What do you see if you look at your hand as though it is the first hand you have ever seen? . For a moment erase everything you know about hands and really see your hand. See it moving Look at the lines and contours Count the fingers Grasp something gently Press something hard Run your fingertips incredibly softly over something and feel its texture It’s a complete miracle. and...

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A twist on failure

A twist on failure

As the old question goes: Q: What do you call a medical student that passes at the bottom of his class? A: Doctor Cute. But true. It’s easy to let perfectionism win. Perfectionism can turn something that is ready to ship out and be received in the world, something that could really help people, into something that never gets seen. And perfectionism is a lie. It’s a myth – the...

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