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The Power of Acceptance: Celebrating My Talents

Sometimes it’s difficult to recognize our own talents, much less celebrate them.  If we’ve do something every day and do it well, we ourselves often take it for granted.  If we have a firm belief in place that we “should” be good at our job, then doing our job well becomes just something we do.  It doesn’t stand out as a talent to be recognized and celebrated.

Read more about recognizing and celebrating our own talents here:  The Power of Acceptance – Celebrating My Talents in Sibyl Magazine.

 

Stand Up and Breathe: Five Ways to Let Your Light Shine

Hiding our talents, failing to acknowledge them even to ourselves, does nobody any favors. We miss out on the rewards our talents attract and so do the people around us. For me, talents are not just about being artistic or good at a job… And reward is not just about worldly success or money… When we hide our talents we suppress some of the best, most unique parts of ourselves. By doing so, we cut ourselves off from the joy of being fully, vibrantly alive. That joy is beyond price.

Read about five simple techniques to help you be more creative and more powerful in Aspire Magazine. 

 

The Power of Acceptance – Loving My Friends for Who They Are

How to love your friends for who they are rather than who you think they “should” be.  See The Power of Acceptance – Loving My Friends for Who They Are, the fourth of twelve articles on the power of acceptance written for Sibyl Magazine’s April edition.

The Power of Acceptance: The Foundation of Effective Communication

The Power of Acceptance – The Foundation of Effective Communication, my third of twelve articles on the power of acceptance in Sibyl Magazine’s March edition.

2 Ways to Move From Powerless to Empowered

Think about what happens when a young child doesn’t get what he wants.  Tantrum.  No holds barred anger.  That’s our untamed, natural and healthy response to powerlessness.  Our caregiver’s job is to teach us how to regulate and manage that well of anger in appropriate and effective ways.  But if life teaches us to be victims, that anger can go underground.  One of the way’s to begin the journey back to empowered personal effectiveness is to make friends with our hidden anger. Read more

The Power of Acceptance: Letting Go of “Should” (1 of 12)

The Power of Acceptance – Letting Go of Should  is the first of 12 articles on the power of acceptance in daily life, published in Sibyl Magazine.   Accepting what is, reality, can open a world of possibilities, possibilities we can’t see while we remain stuck in what “should” be.  Letting go of our “should” about ourselves, others and life in general  can bring freedom of choice and the power to co-create our own lives.

How You Stand Can Change Your Life: Posture, Movement and Mood Part 3 of 3

When I ran classes in assertiveness and communication skills I used an exercise in body language.  One person stood before the class and silently repeated a negative statement about herself to herself.  At a point of her own choosing, she switched to a positive statement, again silently.  The group’s task was to point out when the switch occurred.  It rarely took more than a few seconds for the change in self-talk to show up in her stance and for the group to spot the transition.

Now, research shows that the reverse is also true–changing the way you stand can affect, not only your self-talk, but your levels of confidence and of stress.    Read more