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Release stress by feeling your feelings, even the painful ones. You don’t need to destroy others to feel your feelings. Do it with dignity and respect of yourself and others. Keeping everything bottled-up inside creates so much stress it can literally take years off of your life. Treat others with kindness while speaking and acting in the truth of your heart.

People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain. ― Jim Morrison

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NietzscheTolerance has a lot of choice in it by definition, as it is about one’s attitude, capacity, patience, respect for differences. How able or willing are you to tolerate opinions or behaviors that you do not necessarily agree with? How do you handle life situations of conflict? Are your tolerance levels similar or extremely different in your personal life compared to your professional life?

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. –Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Taking action is a vital element in reducing stress. Much stress comes from either the past of unfinished tasks and lists or the future anxiety of what might come. Either direction is less stressful when we take action towards it by clearing through and completing even the smallest item. Of course, we must then recognize and give ourselves credit for taking the action no matter how small.

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Shift happens! As life is fluid and ever flowing everything is constantly in a state of flux – small shifts or life quakes. Change is good, yet our humanness compels us to resist it. Why is that? What’s with the resistance? Could it be that change is more of an in-the-now-moment experience, which is too uncertain or too unknown, so the automatic reaction is to go back to the familiar? It actually takes a lot of energy to try and squeeze the constantly new experiences before us into our comfortable bubbles of our familiar past. It is difficult to let go of our past and open up to the newness of what life is presenting us right now. To accept what is can be difficult until you learn how, how to be comfortable in the not knowing. Our logical mind and our ego desperately fill in the missing blanks leading us somehow to what we already know – our past, therefore resisting change. One of the things I love about coaching is helping and witnessing people courageously maneuver the “Small Shifts and Life Quakes.”

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Brainteasers are a great way to give your mental mind a way of processing through life issues and solving the riddles and dilemmas of your life. We all like a good puzzle to solve when it feels like playing and taking a break from real life issues, especially on the weekend. How about using a puzzle perspective in your life today with whatever presents itself as your day’s dilemma? Instead of looking at and reacting to it as another life issue, look at it as a game, riddle or puzzle to solve. What happens inside of you as you look at it as if it is just a fun puzzle to solve and detach all the emotions for a bit? What happens when you take a breath looking through the lens of a puzzle perspective rather than reacting to quickly today? Try it and let me know.

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Imagine yourself for a moment one decade from today—ten years from today… You’re looking into a pool of water and see a flash back of memories that lead back to this very day — TODAY…
    What do you see?
    What flashed through your mind just now as you read this?
As your FUTURE SELF, you gasp in realization and insight of what it took you to get from those flash back memories through a complete decade and to become your future self…
    What is the most important thing that pops into your head right now?

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In light of Senior Citizen’s Day and Poet’s Day (according to holidays-and-observances.com) I’ll share a funny writing that was reposted February 13, 1993 in The Chicago Tribune Dear Abby. The piece was sent from a reader who clipped it from a church bulletin – author unknown. Here it is:
Old Folks Are Worth A Fortune
    Old folks are worth a fortune: With silver in their hair, gold in their teeth, stones in their kidneys, lead in their feet and gas in their stomachs.
  • I have become a lot more social with the passing of the years; some might even call me a frivolous old gal. I’m seeing five gentlemen every day.
  • As soon as I wake, Will Power helps me get out of bed. Then I go to see John. Then Charley Horse comes along, and when he is here he takes a lot of my time and attention. When he leaves, Arthur Ritis shows up and stays the rest of the day. (He doesn’t like to stay in one place very long, so he takes me from joint to joint.) After such a busy day, I’m really tired and glad to go to bed – with Ben Gay. What a life!
P.S. The preacher came to call the other day. He said that at my age, I should be thinking about the hereafter. I told him I do – all the time. No matter where I am – in the parlor, upstairs in the kitchen or down in the basement – I ask myself, Now, what am I here after? –Author Unknown–

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Are you feeling like this week is moving too quickly? It’s already Wednesday! If you feel overwhelmed with your unfinished To-Do-List, try focusing on the task before you by using your whole body and all your senses to bring you into the now moment. Maybe set a short time limit like 10 or 20 minutes with the task before you. During that time move your body, breath deep, or use one of your five senses to keep engaging you in the current moment.  If you try to MAKE yourself focus on the task, most likely you will get the opposite result. Instead, focusing on using your body, multiple senses and your breathing automatically brings your awareness, therefore your presents, into the moment at hand. If you are engaging in the present moment, rather than engaging in the future thinking of not getting your task list done, you will certainly be more productive one task at a time. What do you think?

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Quotes from The Secret
  • Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting.
  • We are like magnets – like attracts like, you become and attract what you think.
  • Every thought has a frequency, thoughts send out a magnetic energy.
  • People think about what they don’t want and attract more of the same.
  • Thought equals creation, If these thoughts are attached to powerful emotions (good or bad) that speeds the creation.
  • You attract your dominant thoughts.
  • Those who speak most of illness have illness, those who speak most of prosperity have it.
  • It’s not “wishful” thinking.
  • You can’t have a universe without the mind entering into it.
  • Choose your thoughts carefully, you are a masterpiece of your life.
  • It’s OK that thoughts don’t manifest into reality immediately (if we saw a picture of an elephant and it instantly appeared, that would be too soon).
  • Everything in your life you have attracted, accept that fact, it’s true.
  • Your thoughts cause your feelings.
  • We don’t need to complicate all the “reasons” behind our emotions. It’s much simpler than that, the two categories are good feelings and bad feelings.
  • Thoughts that bring about good feelings mean you are on the right track. Thoughts that bring about bad feelings means you are not on the right track.
  • Whatever it is you are feeling is a perfect reflection of what is in the process of becoming.
  • You get exactly what you are Feeling.
  • Happy feelings will attract more happy circumstances.

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Reading this article posted by Kate Morin I found to be my way of reducing stress right now.
It worked for me and I wanted to share Kate’s other 23 with you.
http://greatist.com/happiness/23-scientifically-backed-ways-reduce-stress-right-now
I think I will go kiss someone #22 and talk about sex #15. …Ok, now I’m laughing #7.
Let me know which ones work for you.

Helen Sanders, the editor at Health Ambition, just release an epic blog post on 15 easy ways to relax under 5 minutes. Check it out! I’m curious which ones you favor.