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How to Create a Conscious 2020

Annual Reflection Workshop

  2019 is drawing to a close and the beginning of 2020 is just around the corner. Around this time of year, many of us start thinking about the new year and what we’d like to do differently. For a lot of us, this looks like losing weight, making (or saving) more money, keeping our…

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How Minding Your Own Business Helps You Grow

How Minding Your Own Business Helps You Grow

  One of the first concepts I teach students in my retreats and workshops is the importance of minding your own business. At first, “mind your own business” might sound harsh, but in this case, it is actually a gentle reminder to stay in your own lane, so to speak. What Minding Your Own Business…

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6 Powerful Reasons to Go on Retreat

6 Powerful Reasons to Go on Retreat – The Art of Living Consciously

  When was the last time you took a retreat? I don’t mean a vacation or a day off. I mean an actual retreat where you focus on your personal growth and spirituality. No idea what I’m talking about? We get so distracted with daily living; kids, jobs, a broken dishwasher, remembering to send birthday…

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Is this your summer of growth? Join me for a workshop or retreat!

Is this your summer of growth? Join me for a workshop or retreat!

  I’m so excited to lead several retreats and workshops this summer at the Wiawaka Holiday House on beautiful Lake George in New York! Workshops and retreats are powerful vehicles for personal growth. Many people find a lot of value in learning within a community of like-minded people. If you want to take a leap…

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Living Fearlessly Podcast with Lisa McDonald

Living Fearlessly Podcast with Lisa McDonald

  Last week, I had the honor of being interviewed by Lisa McDonald of the Living Fearlessly podcast. Please, take some time to listen and enjoy our discussion. I hope you’ll find it enlightening and encouraging! You’ll Discover How and why my journey toward living consciously began The key aspect I believe is missing from…

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How Your Spending Reflects Your Values 

How Your Spending Reflects Your Values

  Here’s a phrase I hear frequently: “I can’t afford that.”   How often do you say or think this?   When I dig a little deeper, I often find that “I can’t afford that” is code for “That’s not a priority.”  “I can’t afford that” often isn’t even true. But we believe it because we haven’t…

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How to Improve Your Nonverbal Communication

How to Improve Your Nonverbal Communication

  Communication is so much more than what we say.   In fact, most of our communication is nonverbal. When interacting with others, we respond to tone, body language, facial expressions, and volume far more than the actual words that are being said.   On the other side, our own body language and expressions say far more about what…

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Do you have a good relationship with YOU?

Do you have a good relationship with YOU?

  A lot of us don’t acknowledge that we have a relationship with self. I think of this as the invisible relationship, because who’s relating to who?   We tend to have the cruelest relationship with ourselves. We often say things to ourselves that we wouldn’t say to anyone else. “Why did I say that?!” “I’m…

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Spiritual Intentionality in 2019

Spiritual Intentionality in 2019

As the New Year approaches, you might want to ask yourself the question, “Am I growing through my life or am I just going through my life?”   There’s a big difference!  We symbolically associate the new year with a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and new resolve.   It’s true that we can step back and take an overview of our life…

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Why We Need Conscious Communication

Why we need conscious communication

  Communication is one of the most important skills we can learn. Good communication improves our relationships, but also makes our conversations with others more pleasant and less stressful. Especially conversations about politics, religion, and other topics where people tend to disagree.   Why We Need Conscious Communication Arguing never works. And by “works,” I…

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