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Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Sep 21st, 2017 | By

Extract by Robert K.C. Forman (Chapter 1)   …  About a month later, with a sensation so strong that I grabbed at my neck, a tiny tube inside the back of my head suddenly went “zip.” And it instantly became silent. Even after my skin had shifted into quiet, I had never noticed any particular

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Aug 24th, 2017 | By

by Ann Betz At BEabove Leadership, we have learned that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) needs just the right amount of stress/stimulation to function optimally. Too little excitement, challenge, purpose, etc., and the chemical balance skews, too much stress, pressure, or demands, and the same result. (For more on the mechanics of this phenomenon, see here.) For me,

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Interview with Tom Lombardo, Ph.D., author of Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution

Jul 18th, 2017 | By

Original published on Spiritual Media Blog 1. What is Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution about and why did you write it? Before answering your opening question, I want to thank you for the opportunity to explain my new book to you and your readers of the Spiritual Media Blog. But to begin, one simple explanation I give of

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How to tell people at work what you really think of them

Jun 30th, 2017 | By

Reprinted from by Michelle Ray, author of Lead Yourself First Act One Scene One:  Learning a brand new way of implementing: “Don’t get mad, get even.” During a recent training session regarding workplace relationships, I asked attendees to think of a time when a co-worker, client or manager’s words left them absolutely speechless.  Shock

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Jun 20th, 2017 | By

by Teresa Erickson and Tim Ward. This blogpost is based on the work of the authors of CM’s new publication, The Master Communicator’s Handbook, and originally appeared in the Huffington Post.  In our work as communications experts and advisors, we often hear our clients ask for a short list of effective communications tips. We’ve boiled

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Mindfulness for the solopreneur

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

by Michelle Ray When it comes to making choices such as pursuing a new vocation or business, your most important asset is mindfulness. It is all about practicing “Me” management—being able to effectively manage yourself. The process begins by connecting with what truly feels right to you. Can you discern your own truth and are you

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Kilimanjaro: The Peak Experience

May 20th, 2017 | By

by Tim Ward, author of Zombies on Kilimanjaro: A Father-Son Journey above the Clouds (Changemakers, 2012). Originally published in Huffington Post Travel. There is that moment when the indigo sky pales and the stars slowly vanish, yet the sun is still hidden. What time is it? You can’t guess. You are near the top of

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Falling into Easy – Help For Those Who Can’t Meditate by Dee Willock

May 10th, 2017 | By

Watching the Breath We start by watching the breath. We won’t be watching the breath in the usual way. We will simply be noticing how the body moves as we breathe. Somehow, something somewhere is moving as we breathe. What moves? What doesn’t move? What expands? What doesn’t? How does air feel when it moves

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Life Purpose: elusive or obvious?

Apr 30th, 2017 | By

by Anne Betz I’ve knocked around the coaching world for nigh-on 15 years now, and, as such, have taught many classes on life purpose, taken people through endless guided visualizations, had numerous coaching sessions on the topic where we created cumbrous statements rich with metaphor, and even researched where it might live in the brain. I’m

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Ten Ways You Can Help Humanity with Vegan Ethics

Apr 25th, 2017 | By

by Mark Hawthorne Ten Ways You Can Help Humanity Never tolerate sexism, racism, homophobia, bullying, or any other forms of discrimination. If you’re in the company of someone who uses a homophobic slur or tells a racist joke, for example, speak up and let them know how you feel. Write to a prisoner of conscience,

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