Don't you ever go down there

But actually the reverse happens: new worlds open. The body brilliantly helps you ease the transition from waking to dreaming to deep sleep in five stages. Each cycle lasts approximately ninety minutes, then typically repeats four to five times in an average night's sleep. Once you attune yourself to this …

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There is both continuity and change over time

Maybe they were the real gift, not the goal itself. RESET YOUR GOALS The Chinese mystic philosopher Lao Tzu once said . As you pursue your goals remember that every goal is a series of small deeds or steps or actions done consistently within the timeframe you have set to achieve …

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Buy Into the Myth of Arrival

Or it could be making a conscious decision to network with more like-minded or positive people. What activities are you going to do in the next 12 months to develop your skills, knowledge and attitude? What courses are you going to attend to improve yourself? What do you need to …

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Chase Pleasure and Miss Out on Meaning

Pretrial detention, in fact, is a system that disproportionately holds people who are constitutionally defined as presumed innocent behind bars based not on dangerousness but on poverty. I routinely evaluate people who have already been incarcerated for months by the time I see them, despite the fact that they haven't …

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Give Too Much Power to Willpower and Goals

Jennifer Merrill, Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, 7 November 2016. Laura Entis, 5 Famous Business Leaders on the Power of Mentorship', Entrepreneur, 6 August 2015. <a href='https://clc.pcusa.org/CIFViewQuery.aspx?Returnurl=http://digitalmarcus.co.uk'>Sink</a> the 12 Shadow Archetypes <a href='http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost …

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Run from Discomfort

Sleep is a liberating state in many ways. First, it supports emotional freedom by refreshing your body. Shakespeare's Macbeth calls it the chief nourisher of life's feast. Think of sleep as a mini-vacation you take every night, a balm for your being. It's necessary for sanity and survival. A child …

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Seek Approval Over Connection

They plan for their old age financially, socially, and medically. If you have a China Doll Mom, you may already be worrying that your own older years will be spent with mother in the guest room. You may be concerned that, if push comes to shove, mom's welfare will come …

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Believe That Every Thought Deserves Power

I am not a fitness guru or a gym junkie, but I do know that I am better for my family, for my business and for my audiences when I am fit and healthy. For me fitness equals energy, and I can do so much more and have a much …

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Pit Your Body Against Your Mind

With a sense of curiosity, notice the colour, the edges, the shape, the contours . Slowly, slowly, track the internal sensation of lifting your arm to pick up the object and your hand to place it on your tongue. Notice the taste, shape, weight. After a minute or so, chew slowly …

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The experience of having a thought is always OK

I take the complex and make it simple and take the simple and make it personally compelling. The great benefit of setting goals based on emotional drivers first is that it opens you to the potential of so many other opportunities to experience that emotion You are most likely aware …

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Thoughts alone are not dangerous

No one can steal our peace, so finding fault with another for how we feel is like falling asleep under the sun and then blaming it for the burn we get! The only way we lose our peace is when we mistakenly identify with some painful thought that would draw …

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Taking action with some unknown results

For example, take any of those daily disturbances that course through us and have their way with us. We resist these little shocks with our whole being. Yet each and every one of them brings a needed life lesson to us. The problem is that we usually don't hear these …

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Transforming our perspective leading to living life

The environment itself is enough to breed a tenuous, self-protective hostility in the people who must work there. And Division 10 is in a place that is working hard to address the injustices in our criminal justice system, to acknowledge the presence and the needs of the severely mentally ill …

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It is in our DNA to be social

At least it had a view of the Pacific, I thought. He'd like that. However, while looking out the window onto Ocean Avenue I did a double take. Across the street I saw my white Volkswagen convertible where I'd parked it. But there were these teenagers dressed like gang members …

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Living life with meaning and purpose

The amount of air one can inhale, depends not only on how one breathes, but also on the size and health of the lungs. The lungs are made up of tiny air sacs called alvioli. It is here that the actual exchange of gases takes place-the more the number, the …

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Our approach to improving life on earth

When Montgomery and I enter Division 10, the COs are furious that we're there. An inmate has just thrown his urine onto one of the jail psychiatrists, and the officers have boatloads of paperwork to do as a result. It's almost the change of shift, and if we go in …

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Slowly but predictably wondering becomes wanderin

Who do you need to help promote you, teach you, support you or just plain kick your butt? Is there anyone around you who could fill the gap if you connected with them and asked? Think about people you trust, people you know from LinkedIn, who live outside your department …

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