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How to clear your head

September 2nd, 2016 · Comments

Take about 10 minutes and think first about why you might want to clear your head.  Is it crammed with different priorities and information? Is it too full of past experience to move toward a better future? Maybe you need to let go of old learning to accelerate your progress in a new situation.  

Follow Linda's voice as she leads you through the layers of movement and perception that will leave you calm, refreshed, curious, and ready to perceive new information.
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Tags: Trance · metaphor · calm · learning

Banish distraction through small wins

August 10th, 2016 · Comments

When there's too much in your head, too much going on inside you and around you, it's time for a little will power. You don't need to build barriers or use force. You just need to step back and ask "what's the one thing I want to do right now?" And then, when you know what to do, ask yourself "what state will support me in accomplishing just this one thing?" The way to trigger that state is to look for tiny changes you can make in yourself, your actions or your surroundings. Each change that begins to create the desired state is a small win. A series of these small wins leads to the state, which leads to accomplishing the goal. And as soon as you have, you can ask yourself again, "so what is the one thing I want next?"

When you repeat this process,  your day becomes a series of the small wins that lead to big satisfaction.
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Tags: communication · calm · focus

Be Mindful of Your Anxiety

April 23rd, 2016 · Comments

Anxiety is a peculiarly human condition, a worry about something that has not happened and might not ever happen, and yet something that is having an uncomfortable influence on you in the present moment. Since anxiety is a state of worry about something in the future, the only resolutions also seem to be in the future and therefore out of reach.

Yet, paradoxically, you can practice being mindful of being anxious. Begin to build your mindfulness muscles with something relatively minor, something you don't like but don't fear, something that makes you mildly anxious. And as you focus on that experience, allow part of your attention to be guided through focused attention on your experience. 

Listen for less than ten minutes and discover how mindfulness transforms anxiety.
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Tags: calm · anxiety · mindfulness

Mindful limits: How language helps you find the edges of your pain

March 14th, 2016 · Comments

This exercise takes less than 10 minutes to demonstrate that mindful attention in response to language allows you to find the edge to your experience of pain. As you do, you'll find your breathing settles, your mind clears, and you develop the ability to choose to focus on your pain or to focus on what is on the other side of the edges of your pain.  And if you do focus on your pain, you will find that human focus blurs, so that paying attention to only one thing creates a sense of calm and space, even when what you give your focus is painful at first. And you will notice that on the other side of the edges of your pain, you are calm and centred and you have what you need to move forward.

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Tags: Uncategorized · healing · language · calm · mindset

Find Your Calm

February 13th, 2016 · Comments

When you look at a picture of your life, do you see calm or chaos? Most of us get caught up in the nots: not clear, not comfortable, not on purpose.  Take five minutes to look for grounded, specific, and true. You'll find your way to calm, no matter what's in the picture. 

Manage your language to manage your attention to manage your mindset.
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Tags: Focus · language · metaphor · calm · mindset