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Best of Ourselves

Marcia Hyatt

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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Cultivating Forgiveness - August 3, 2013

August 4 is the International Day of Forgiveness.  Forgiveness is a great healer; it heals our hearts and it heals our communities.  How do we learn how to forgive a bit more?


Some Stress is Optional - August 17, 2013

Life can create stressful situations.  And sometimes we stress ourselves out unnecessarily.  Why do I stress myself out about tomorrow or yesterday? What does it take to manage optional


Generosity - August 10, 2013

There are many self-serving reasons to be generous: it improves your health, it builds relationships and it begets generosity in return.  How might I be a bit more generous in my life?

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Affirmations, Visualizaton and Other Ways to Cultivate a Positive Focus

Affirmations don't work in every situation and there is a lot to be gained from cultivating positive thinking.

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Do Positive Affirmations Work? - July 20, 2013

Research shows affirmations do not always work - what makes a difference?


What Helps Me Let My Light Shine - July 13, 2013

What does it take to let my light shine a bit more often?  What are the ingredients that increase that possibility?

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What Legacy Do You Want to Leave? - July 6, 2013

How we live our lives leaves a legacy to those who follow.  The word legacy is often associated with property or money.  However, some of  the most powerful legacies are the way we have

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Positivity - REPEAT from July 28, 2012

The book, Positivity by Barbara Frederickson, shows how to increase our positive emotions each day.  With a little bit of conscious effort, we can increase the quality of our days, our hea


Competition May Not Get the Results We Thought - June 8, 2013

Competition is highly valued in our culture. However, there is evidence that it may not work as well as we think.

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Changing Your Story to Change Your Action - June 1, 2013

Growing and changing requires us to surface the assumption that holds us in place.  Reviewing the lesson from Kegan and Lahey's book, Immunity to Change and Dweck's book, Mindse