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Don't fear mistakes

"It seems that the necessary thing to do is not to fear mistakes, to plunge in, to do the best that one can, hoping to learn enough from blunders to correct them eventually." - Abraham Maslow One of the most common obstacles preventing us…

Moving beyond fear

"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again." Abraham Maslow It is extremely difficult to grow while in our comfort zone. As we know, the…

Start with who you are, where you are

“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” - Pema Chödrön How much of the time is our attention focused on somewhere…

Five tools for living mindfully

“Our habitual patterns are, of course, well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wishing for them to be ventilated isn’t enough. Mindfulness and awareness are key. Do we see the stories that we’re telling ourselves and question…

You are what you do

“You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.” - Carl Jung Our quote today invites us to investigate a bit more deeply our perception of ourselves. Often, if we're asked to describe ourselves, we will share qualities of ourselves…

What are you paying attention to?

“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” José Ortega y Gasset What we're attending to in any given moment quite literally becomes our reality in that moment. We can only consciously experience that which we…

Be who you are, where you are.

“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” - Pema Chödrön How much of the time is our attention focused on somewhere we'd…

Attachment or Love?

"We confuse attachment with love. Attachment is concerned with my needs, my happiness, while love is an unselfish attitude, concerned with the needs and happiness of others." -  Kathleen McDonald When we love someone, we want the best for…

Become the person you decide to be

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Today’s quote reminds us of something we may be aware of, that we actually become the person we choose to be. Of course this does not…

More Said Than Done

“After all is said and done, more is said than done.” - Aesop How many times have we said, even with firm conviction, that tomorrow, next week, when things slow down, when I get some time, I am really going to …..? Or how much time…