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Best of Ourselves

Marcia Hyatt

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Marcia Hyatt

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times.  Each week, the feature explores what we can do to be intentional, creative and joyful in our lives. 

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Best of Ourselves: July 14 - "Tolerance"

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In this edition of "The Best of Ourselves" with Marcia Hyatt - How do we hold our hearts open when people disappoint us or see things differently than us? Reflecting on Parker Palmer's most recent book, Healing the Heart of Democracy and an earlier article, "Politics of the Broken Hearted".

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach and a regular guest on WTIP's North Shore Weekend. Each week, Marcia explores what we can do to be intentional, creative and joyful in our lives.

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Appreciating Community - July 7, 2012

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A community is a place where we can be ourselves.  The irony is for us to fully blossom as individuals, we need the support and lessons from community. It is a both-and deal.

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The Best of Ourselves: Vulnerability

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Dr Brene Brown's work on shame and vulnerability helps us understand how universal shame is; we can be more resilient with shame.  Vulnerability is what lies beneath shame and is the place of creativity and connection.

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Seeing Our Choices - June 23, 2012

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The choices we make compose our life.  And often we do not see them as choices.  We get locked into this is the way things are, there is nothing I can do.

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Positive Self Talk - June 16, 2012

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We can learn how to increase our positive self talk and curtail the inner critic.  Using lessons from neuroscience and the work of Carol Dweck, we can change our inner dialogue. It is not easy, but it is possible!

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Conversations & Compassion - June 9, 2012

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How do we bring compassion to our conversations?  How do we extend compassion to ourselves when we mess up?  From the work of Crucial Conversations and Self Compassion

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Using Our Strengths - June 2, 2012

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Gallop has done research on how well and how often we use our gifts -- it seems we  have an opportunity gap.  What are our gifts or strengths and how do we deploy them more often?

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Synchronicity - May 26, 2012

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Synchronicity, a term created by the late pyschologist, Carl Jung, is a form of meaningful coincidence.  Marcia describes how she started to pay attention to John O'Donohue after his name and work came up over and over again.

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Willpower is a Like a Muscle - April 14, 2012

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Will power is a limited commodity so we need to learn how to use it wisely and cultivate more of it.

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Self Compassion During Tough Times - April 7, 2012

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To be the best of ourselves we must learn to embrace the worst of ourselves with compassion.  Self-compassion can be learned and it makes growing and learning a lot easier.

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