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Self Awareness — The Body Speaks

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Body Speaks
Self Aware­ness / Self Accep­tance is all about study­ing your­self with­out tak­ing your­self too seri­ous­ly. It’s not “esteem­ing your­self,” but sim­ply notic­ing that you are… who you are.
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Setting Boundaries

Set­ting Bound­aries — one source for stress is a lack of bound­aries, AKA the inabil­i­ty to say no. What Are Bound­aries? Per­son­al bound­aries are emo­tion­al, phys­i­cal, and men­tal lim­its that we estab­lish. Bound­aries dif­fer from per­son to per­son, and are: based on one’s needs and desires­de­signed to pro­tect him or her­self from being used, manip­u­lat­ed, or even vio­lat­ed by oth­ers. …

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Better relating — 6 Ideas

Bet­ter relat­ing — Of all the ways to Deep­en Rela­tion­ships, here are 6 of my favourites I sus­pect that most folk do not exam­ine their rela­tion­ship—except when things are off the rails. There’s a ten­den­cy to think  that rela­tion­ships are sup­posed to “just work,” andthat the pur­pose of find­ing a part­ner is to have some­one there to mag­i­cal­ly …

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Zen and Being Yourself

Syn­op­sis: zen and being your­self — real­i­ty is that which is right in front of us. Descrip­tions of real­i­ty are con­ve­nient fic­tions. Want to learn more about this top­ic? See: Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall As long as you are try­ing to under­stand real­i­ty or you your­self in phe­nom­e­nal terms it is not pos­si­ble. When …

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On Finding Your Flexibility

Find­ing Your Flex­i­bil­i­ty — Some years ago, the Work­er’s Com­pen­sa­tion Board in Ontario invit­ed me to start work­ing with injured work­ers. Dar­bel­la and I taught them med­i­ta­tion, qi gong, and some yoga stretch­es.  We thought we were going to take the project province wide, but then the gov­ern­ment shift­ed pri­or­i­ties, and stopped hir­ing out­side con­sul­tants. …

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