Living Intentionally

2009 Ham Run

Persistence: A Key Ingredient for Success - February 2, 2013

Summarizing research on persistence from an article in The Intelligent Optimist (www.theoptimist.com).  We can learn to develop our persistence to pursue


Heart photo by Frank Vincentz

REPEAT - Courage to Be Vulnerable - January 19, 2013

How do we have the courage to show up as our full selves. This encore segment reviews the work of Brene Brown, from her Houston TED talk in 2010.


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Exploring Our Shadow - January 5, 2013

The shadow, as defined by Carl Jung, are disowned parts of ourselves.  Becoming conscious of our shadow is an important part of our journey to wholeness. 


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Setting Intentions - December 29, 2012

Instead of New Year's Resolutions, try setting intentions to focus your attention on what matters most. Create the intention as a question and then learn how to live into it.


"Marshmallow globs hanging on every limb are a flocked delight"

Positively Grateful - December 22, 2012

During stressful times, it helps to savor the postive moments in our day.  This week, Marcia used www.positivityratio.com to help her focus on the lif


West Coast of Ireland by Marcia Hyatt

Blessings - December 15, 2012

In turbulent times, it is hard to find words to ease the journey.  Blessings, according to John O'Donohue are "a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen.&q


Tulip with Wasp by Stephan Hoglund

Receiving Feedback to Grow - December 8, 2012

Feedback does not always feel like a gift and usually it is. It helps us see what we don't see.


 Thanksgiving Snow by Travis Novitsky

Dealing with Stress (especially holiday stress) - November 24, 2012

Many of us deal with extra stress during the holiday season. What are some ways we can create a more joyful holiday season?


 

Best of Ourselves: Becoming More Aware (Repeat) - October 20, 2012

How do we become more aware?  The book, Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy Wilson, shows a majority of our every day activity is unconscious.  We can become more aware and live a more


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Best of Ourselves: The Armor We Wear - October 13, 2012

There are various ways we try to protect ourselves from being vulnerable.  In Brene Brown's latest book, she captures some of our favorite forms of armor.