Motivation

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What Is the Motivation Behind Your Decision-Making Process?

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Do you know the truth behind the decision-making process? Have you ever thought about what motivates you to take action? If you’re like many people, you may respond with overarching ambitions like success, happiness, or self-fulfillment. Maybe when it comes to decision-making you have specific goals aligned with these generalized aspirations. Do you want to…

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Here Is Your Ultimate Guide to Self-Motivation

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Have you ever thought about the role self-motivation plays in your everyday life? Self-motivation is the ultimate driving force behind your behavior. And the science of motivation has taught us it’s possible to influence your level of motivation. Most often, adults are more motivated by internal influences. When you have a healthy and natural sense…

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The Best Christmas Gift Ever…

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This is not an expensive Xmas present; you don’t have to stand in line; you don’t have to wrap it and the recipient can use it for a long time, for a life time even. Give the Gift of a Healthy Sense of Self If you give your children a Healthy Sense of Self you…

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Narcissistic repair, how to go about it…

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Narcissus – it sounds so beautiful but the consequences of a narcissistic attitude are much less so. Narcissus is a figure from Greek mythology. He was a beauty, who found himself so beautiful and important that he kept staring at his reflection in the water of a small lake. Eventually he perished because of it.…

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Restoring a Sense of Self You’ll Feel the Heat!

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Last week April 19 2016 was a record breaking day of heat. The first of two in a row. Seattle (where I reside) is known for rain, not heat! Morning news reported that the day as one of the hottest day on record since 1956. “What a metaphor for doing self-development work,” I thought. Imagine…

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A View from A Drawbridge’s: Body Signals

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Editor’s Note: For more than a year now I have been following the daily postings of a Seattle Bridgetender whose blog The View From a Drawbridge  makes me ponder both sacred and mundane insights before starting my day. A bridgetender has a lot of time on their hands to consider the past, the present, and…

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Understanding your female ancestors to support your Sense of Self

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Editor’s Note: If you are a parent or thinking one day you might be one, do you ever consciously consider the legacy you bring to raising children? Do you even know the stories of the women and men in your lineage? March 8, 2016 was International Woman’s Day and Laura Vogels posted this piece on…

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Motivation and outcome: The nature of your motivation is the key to success.

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The nature of your motivation is the key to success. If you want to make sure you reach the goal you have in mind you have to know what that goal actually is. We often start something with a certain idea in mind but we never ask ourselves how that idea came to be and…

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How clean is your slate?

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I’m old (relatively speaking) and in the course of my life I have made more New Year resolutions than I care to remember. Most of them lost me by, oh let’s be optimistic, end of Jan. Why is that? Every New Year I really thought I had chosen my quests well, that I had set…

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Harbingers of health in the new year.

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The new year may be still very new, and I am ready for Spring already. I search for the first flowers that break through the hard cold ground of winter each time I take a walk. Symbolically, crocuses and snow bells are harbingers of seasonal renewal for me. I remember fondly when I was young,…

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