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Dear Santa…I Want LESS This Christmas

I’ve been both naughty and nice this year, but I imagine that’s the case for every one of us who share 23 pairs of chromosomes! As I think about what I’d love for Christmas, much comes to mind: I want … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not Ashamed of Shame

Shame. It’s an ugly word. It’s not something I’ve liked to talk about. But I’ve changed my mind on the topic lately. These days, I love talking about shame…and credit Brené Brown for bringing this silent saboteur out into the … Continue reading

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Love Can Literally Grow Your Brain

Have you seen the disturbing brain scan of two 3-year-old’s brains side-by-side? Check it out here: https://www.learning-mind.com/child-neglect-effects-brain/ One brain in the picture is significantly larger than the other. The reason for such a difference is that the child with the … Continue reading

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Truth Statements

A coaching colleague recently passed along a reframing technique from Blue Ocean Brain. The technique involves creating “Truth Statements,” which helps reprogram our brains from ruminating on negative thoughts to reflecting on positive thoughts. One example of a Truth Statement … Continue reading

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