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Something New Sep 06, 2021

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So I estimate that at least fifty percent of the new things I try just do not work. So that's fifty percent of the new things I try in my business. Fifty percent of the dates and social outings that I go on don't really go anywhere.

Fifty percent of the new...

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See Yourself as 'Walking Toward' Dec 07, 2020

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Things continue to be challenging as COVID cases increase and we continue to socially isolate.

One of my favorite skills in challenging times such as these is to see yourself as moving toward something you would like to have for yourself.

You may say,...

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Valuing Yourself Dec 18, 2019

I describe our tendency to evaluate ourselves through external, culturally-based standards. In this video, I invite you to reconnect with your own core values and then to reevaluate your value and worth on the basis of those values, and how you actually affect the people and aspects of...

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True Compassion Video Blog Oct 30, 2019

I discuss how to access the natural healing quality of true compassion. I differentiate compassion in which we empathize and feel with compassion that is more conceptual and intellectual. I also challenge the listener to drop down into the depth and vibration of true compassion to...

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Insist on Respect Video Blog Aug 27, 2019

In this video, Michael Hoffman speaks about the necessity of insisting that people treat your open heart with respect. We ultimately choose how people treat us by what we allow and disallow in our interactions with them.

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As You Are Sep 26, 2015

People are either strong enough to accept you as you are or they are not.

If you found the courage to be yourself, they can find it in their heart to embrace you as you are. If they can't, it is not a good place to share your heart- at least that aspect of yourself.

In close relationships...

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Too Sensitive? Dec 11, 2012

Being sensitive often makes people nervous. They have to pay more attention to what they say around you. And more aware of how they affect you- and by extension how they affect other people.

Being called too sensitive usually means that the person is not comfortable with how sensitive you are....

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Emotional Responsibility Dec 13, 2011

Bart Anderson would challenge his students: "All of your feelings eventually do come out to play. You can either address them willingly- or on your hands and knees.”

People stress taking responsibility for all kinds of things these days. But what about being responsible for what you...

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Finding Compassion for Yourself Mar 15, 2010

Our deepest issues are with ourselves. All anger, resentment, regret, and betrayal are ultimately self-directed- if we are willing to take them deep enough. Once we see and accept that it is us that let us down, true healing can begin.

This healing is accomplished by finding compassion for...

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How Are Your Environments Affecting You? Jan 04, 2010

All things affect. Continuing with the seasonal theme of introspection and reevaluating our lives, it is essential to consider how the environments we expose ourselves to affect us.

Environments include our home, neighborhood, workplace, relationship, friendships, and social arenas.

One of the...

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Sacred Space and Keeping Yourself Intact Nov 18, 2009

What is sacred to us are the things that are most important to us. When we share these parts of ourselves we become exposed and vulnerable.

We have an emotional and spiritual need to share these sacred things with people. This is what intimacy and closeness are. I refer to this as allowing them...

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