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“Nurture in Nature” – An Interview with Louise Finlayson

Nurturing children

  Nature is one of our greatest opportunities to connect with ourselves, the world, and each other. I love to practice mindfulness outdoors! It’s also one of the best places to connect with and nurture our children. I was recently interviewed Tania Maloney on the Nurture in Nature series, and it was a wonderful conversation!…

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Questions to Find Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose

  Do you have a sense of purpose in your life? Many of us get so caught up with the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we lose sight of the big picture. Taking time to think about what is your life about is important. When we have a sense of purpose, our lives…

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Get in a state of Blue Mind this summer

women's retreat

Did you know that there is an official term for our natural enjoyment of water?

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The Art of Conscious Seeing

The Art of Conscious Seeing

When our minds are occupied with chatter, we can’t truly see without judgment.

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The Lost Art of Listening

The Lost Art of Listening

When was the last time you truly listened to someone without distractions?

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Some Thoughts on Spontaneity

Some thoughts on spontaneity

  Spontaneity tends to get a bad rap. Spontaneous behavior can be seen as being flaky, irresponsible, or immature. On the other hand, staying in our comfort zone leads to monotony, and staleness. We may believe that we are happy in our comfort zone, but on closer examination, we are more likely feeling the absence…

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How to address negative thinking

Negative Thinking

  Whether you realize it or not, about 80% of your thoughts are negative. Do any of these phrases ring a bell? -I’m too fat/too skinny/too short/too tall/too angry/too passive/too…. -I didn’t do that right/I blew it/I failed/He blew it/…. -I hope no one saw that/I’m so embarrassed/If anyone knew that about me I’d die……

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How positive attitudes promote health

Positive Attitude

There have been thousands of scientific studies demonstrating attitudinal, emotional, and cognitive effects on physiology, health, and healing. Despite this, most people don’t grasp how to use this to their benefit. For instance, we know that a positive attitude is health promoting. It sounds simple enough. It is simple, but not necessarily easy for most…

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Does your mind affect your health?

Does your mind affect your health

How much does your mind affect your health? A lot!! Your minds and your bodies have natural healing abilities. Your thoughts, your feelings, and the way you use your mind, if properly focused, can be a powerful ally in the healing process. Similarly, when misused, the mind can hinder healing or actually cause poor health.…

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Starting the New Year

Starting the New Year

I am starting off the New Year with much awe and gratitude for my work. At the end of 2015, a cluster of my coaching clients were finishing up their work with me around the same time. As each of them was wrapping up, they looked back on the transformation they had undergone. Some had…

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