Conscious Leadership

Toxic People?

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Removing toxic people is one of the biggest things you can do to transform your life. Except I don’t generally use the term toxic people. I use toxic relationships or interactions. Or dynamics. You’d think it would be easy to identify toxic relationships in your life. But it’s not always. Using the term, toxic people, […]

Burnout

Empathy and Emotional Overload

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We lack empathy when we’ve in emotional overload. There’s a big call for developing more empathy in the workplace. We can do that the hard way – or the easy way. Focusing on building empathy for others is addressing the symptom rather than the root. What we really need to deal with is the emotional […]

Awareness

Stress and Brain States

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It’s helpful to consider stress from the point of view of our brain states. Beta is the dominant state of the alert, waking mind. Both schools and workplaces encourage operating in beta. It’s good for getting things done. But, today, for bunches of reasons, we’re spending too much time in beta brain. It’s causing difficulties […]

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Making Time to Decompress

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It’s so important as a leader (or anyone really) to make time to decompress, to recover. Your day is busy. There’s a lot going on. Most of the time when emotions come up or you get triggered you don’t have the time and space to deal with it in the moment. You have to get […]

Conscious Leadership

Wisdom Talk Radio

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This must have been a good interview because I’ve had other podcast hosts reaching out to have me on their podcast since it went live. Thanks, Laurie Seymour – Innovation Alchemist, for making it fun and inspirational! Join us for here the conversation! #podcast #leadershippodcast #leadershipdevelopment #inthezone #leadership #consciousleadership #mindfulleadership

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Using Emotions for Growth and Wholeness

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What do you do when emotions become unwieldy? Common advice is to distract yourself from what you’re feeling. Or reframe (or watch your thoughts/emotions objectively). Those tools can be useful in the short-term and to an extent. But the deeper path of being at peace with life, of growing your inner wholeness calls for a […]

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Gratitude Revisited

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We’ve all heard the power of gratitude. Research is uncovering how it affects us, our brains and our mental health. Many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less depressed. Gratitude leads to more positive emotions, better health, greater ability to deal with […]

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Emotions and Thriving

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You can’t shut down one part of you without shutting down other parts. So, when we dampen, anesthetize, dismiss our feelings, we lose out. Brene Brown says we can’t selectively numb emotions. When we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive ones. Eckhardt Tolle disclosed in an interview years ago that he doesn’t […]