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How to Choose Well

January 30, 2000 | Leave a Comment

Learning to choose well is a valuable skill, saving time and hassles, building your confidence and self-worth, and generating its own positive momentum. Fortunately, with attention and care, it’s a skills that can be developed. Good choices are reality based, and making the right ones are based on what matters most to you, given all [...]

“Being with” unwelcome and painful emotions, and threatening or confusing thoughts is difficult. They often evoke strong, visceral responses. It’s nice to recommend staying with difficult feelings as a way to get through them, but how do you do that? Some moments can be overwhelming, literally, physiologically. The nervous system, flooded with conflicting [...]

Do you share an intimate rapport with your body? Do you carry on an internal dialog with your headache, tight shoulders, or tired feet? Have you ever noticed when your body just doesn’t want to go in the same direction you intend to take it? More importantly, do you ever ask it [...]

No matter what we may say we want and strive for, at the end of our endeavors–with our money, comfort and kudos firmly in hand - what we are hoping to achieve is peace of mind, contentment, a stilling of the many voices that compete for air time in our awareness. Sometimes we get [...]

It often seems that our minds are thinking all the time. However, as meditation practitioners soon discover, it’s not true at all. There’s a lot of space between our thoughts. Thoughts arise and then fall, and are replaced with new thoughts. With some practice, it’s easy to notice this space between thoughts, [...]

In our society stress seems accepted as a way of life. In coaching we say that people are “running on adrenaline” (in honor of the hormone faithfully secreted from the adrenal glands), when they push, rush around to get things done or meet deadlines, and generally operate from a sense of urgency in their [...]

We all know people who do well under stressful conditions, in fact, they seem to thrive on it. Now you can get some clues as to how they do it.
Research has identified several characteristics of these stress-hardy people. They are called the three C’s of stress-hardiness, and they form the basis of [...]

You know the experience of being at a loss for words for how to respond to a situation? Your mind fleetingly breezes over several options, and you’re temporarily flummoxed as to which direction to go, so you just land on one and off you go? I ask this as I sit here staring [...]