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    Emotional Intelligence & Releasing Our Inner Critic

    Sometimes I get asked how I come up with my ideas for blogging. Truly, it is life and what is going on around me.Blogging has been great for giving me eyes to look at life and try to see the lessons and analogies that could be helpful.So, two things I’ve been focused on in the past few weeks have collided inside my brain and you, lucky readers, lol, get to hear about it.Emotional intelligence is something you know I’m passionate about if you have been following my blog. Lately though it is takin...  Read More...

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    Ultimate Pain Treatment with Dr. Martin

    It was a total joy to have my brother Dan here in Texas for our debut wellness event at The Cedars Ranch, "Fierce Self-Compassion: Unplug Your Inner Critic" with Dr. Kristin Neff. In families we play certain roles.   Read More...

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    Why Self-Compassion Is Life-Changing

    Compassion is a word the vast majority of us easily embrace as a beautiful value. You might consider it one of your core values. It may be the lens that you want to see the world through.“Compassion involves "feeling for another" and is a precursor to empathy, the ‘feeling as another’ capacity for better person-centered acts of active compassion; in common parlance active compassion is the desire to alleviate another's suffering.” https://en.wikipedia.o...  Read More...

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    Unplugging Your Inner Critic

    When I think about critics I think about the infamous Statler and Waldorf muppet characters. They crack me up. (Statler and Waldorf wikipedia)However living with a pair like that would be horrid.   Read More...

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    Increasing Emotional Resiliency

    In the coaching world we talk about “self mastery”. I see it as the foundational work we need for ongoing resiliency. That ability to bounce back and even thrive during or after difficult times and situations is made up of multiple skills, habits and beliefs.   Read More...

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    Being Your Own Best Support

    So often when we are around people who irritate us we use the wrong strategies to deal with it. Sometimes we mis-diagnose what is underlying their behavior. Sometimes we react with our own blindspots. Different things will push your buttons than push mine but underneath those irritations are often the same core issues.   Read More...

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    Personal Growth Through Self-Assessment

    We all know what it’s like to be around people who are constantly trying to impress you so that both you and they can think they are all that and a bag of chips. Not fun.Is there a difficult side to people who don’t think highly enough of themselves? Do we just call this humility?On either end of this spectrum the distortion and inaccuracy causes issues both for the individual with the distorted self-concept and for those around them.The individual who doesn’t know their strengths can mistakenly...  Read More...

  • Getting Comfortable With You

    I just had the privilege of being interviewed on Ms Entrepreneur. It was really enjoyable but also a chance to practice great self-talk and self-compassion.The amazing host, Janie, made the interview so enjoyable. A few weeks ago I was interviewed on the radio and that was a bit of a stretch for me.   Read More...

  • Upside Down Thinking

    On Monday I made a commitment to my personal trainer, who was coaching me, to journal about my upside-down thinking. Why not up the “vulnerability factor” and share that with you? I know that if I wrestle with something, there are other people out there wrestling too.So, when I take the self-compassion test by Dr.   Read More...

  • Good Grief!

      There seem to be seasons in life that have more than their normal share of loss. I’m writing this while traveling to grieve the loss of another family member with my husband Bill’s family. Research has shown that those who see loss and hardship as a normal part of life fair far better than those who, when experiencing it, see themselves as especially hard done by.   Read More...

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    Resilience - It's All in Your Head

    Well I had another blog ready to go today but I was just “presented” with a very live opportunity to share some resilience tools.In case it hasn’t been obvious, I have a commitment to being vulnerable, real and practical in Marilyn’s Musings. This morning takes all that to a new level.Monday morning my father-in-law passed away. At the age of 94 he left behind my mother-in-law, Priscilla, at the age of 92 after 65 years of marriage.Needless to say, there is a lot of raw p...  Read More...

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