A Leader’s Dilemma: Balancing Performance & Authenticity

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are. Brené Brown, Professor, Social Worker, and Author  Several clients have recently raised similar concerns about…

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Beyond the Urgent: Reclaiming Time For What Matters

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Former U.S. President Humans are good at prioritizing what’s urgent In today’s fast-paced world, our days are often dictated by…

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Use Your Whole Brain to Access Flow State

The only real valuable thing is intuition. Albert Einstein How Do You Know When You’re Not Using Your Whole Brain? Everyone loves a good state of flow. We’re in enjoyment, things are clicking, dots are connecting,…

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How to Be Happier at Work

It all starts with waking up... to what our bodies are expressing and our minds are suppressing.Dr. Gabor Maté You’re unhappy at work, but not ready to quit A recent study by Mckinsey & Company found…


Practice Self-compassion to Crush Your Goals

Knowing oneself comes from attending with compassionate curiosity to what is happening within. Gabor Maté, MD The Meaning of Self-Compassion My relationship with self-compassion evolved over the years – from indifference to utmost priority. What surprised…


How to Stop Overthinking

What's Overthinking? How do you know if you’re overthinking? Ask yourself if you do the following: Worry about the future: “What if this happens, what if that happens…”Dwell on the past: “It should have/could have been…


How Do We Lose Our Authenticity?

Children are a great incentive and impetus for parents to learn about themselves, about each other and about life itself. Unfortunately, much of the learning may occur at their expense. Dr. Gabor Maté, Physician, Addition &…


Are We Stressed Or Just Soft?

"Emotional competence requires the capacity to feel our emotions so that we are aware when we are experiencing stress." Dr. Gabor Maté (Addition & Trauma Phycisian) Are You Stressed Or Soft? What does stress mean to…


On Being Kind to Oneself

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain Sometimes We're Unkind Be kind. Be compassionate. Be loving. Most people associate these rules of engagement with how we interact…

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I’m Pissed! But why?

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.Eckhart Tolle We All Get Mad I'm going about my normal day. Doing my typical thing at work when I receive an email…THE email that is a bomb…

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What is Mindfulness?

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Mindfulness Can Be Confusing Mindfulness is a buzzword with growing popularity…