Our friend anxiety

Of all the alarm bells – the feelings that show we are not aligned with our inner compass – maybe anxiety is the most common. It’s also the most helpful. I used to suffer,...

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Why affirmations often don't work

“I will sell this house today!” That’s the affirmation made again and again by Annette Bening’s character – a real estate agent – in the movie American Beauty. The trouble is,...

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Your jolt out of 'urgh'

  Let’s give you one practical thing you can do today. Whenever I’ve had a few days of feeling a little “urgh” (that’s a technical term), I remind myself to go back to...

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Should is not the boss of you

“Should” is a very heavy word. We tell ourselves we should do this or we should do that. When we hear that word, we often feel a twinge discomfort in our bodies. Something...

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On driving into a moose

On Sunday night at about 9.30pm, I drove straight into a massive moose. I am unharmed; the car is likely totalled. The moose, I’m sorry to say, did not survive. It was the...

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So busy burying acorns

We see the wolf at the door rather than the chicken on the table. We expect the rain rather than experience the sun. We prepare for the loss of everything rather than enjoying...

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Fighting or dancing?

More often than not, we see life as a fight – when it could be a tango. We forecast a series of battles instead of agreements. We run up against walls instead of doors. But...

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