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    What is “emotionally true” may not be “mentally true”

    I had this realisation the other day… Fancy that! I believe I can explain this better by sharing with you an excerpt from a conversation Imo (my imaginary friend) and I had some time ago… Imo, please take the floor. Imo: I believe the conversation went like this… You were telling me about how it’s annoying when you can’t stop yourself from smiling at the sight of an attractive man, and I asked why it was so annoying… Mary: Because then they can tell I like them and everything goes downhill after that. Imo: Why… Mary: Because I don’t have a chance in Hell with any of them, that’s why!…

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    Your Awesome Thing

    Your Awesome Thing is the Thing you want to do in this world Sometimes it will look like a “specific thing”. A very clear goal. A dream. You can see the image in your mind’s eye, you can describe every detail of it. It’s a house, a car, a website, a city, a job. Sometimes it will feel like a craving… A vague sense of wanting “more” in your life. Not a specific “Thing” but a spiritual quality. I use “Awesome” as a default, because who doesn’t want that. But it could be, for example, Confidence. you just wish you could feel more confident, act more confident, or surround yourself…

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    Why you should watch cartoons as a productivity strategy

    While I was writing the “Working with your Stuff” e-book, I watched (almost) the whole of “Hey Arnold!”. (In fact, I am watching it right now) While writing + launching my e-book “How to be OK with Yourself”, I watched the whole of “Daria”. Several times. Then I got Daria to help me write the copy for the sales page. (What? You don’t know “Daria”? How did you survive the “teenage years”?!?!”) My (super supportive) friend who witnessed both my endless hours of pouring on my e-book in between my obsessive “Daria” consumption, was like… “W00t?!”. My answer: “I’m under a lot of stress right now, what with doing something…

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    Weekly Connecting Practice: Body

    In today’s connecting practice we are going to try to connect with our bodies. But only a tiny bit! This is ideal if you don’t do yoga and you’re not even ready to do yoga (or any similar body-like work). We all have stuff around our bodies. So doing something with our bodies *while* being fully aware of doing something with our bodies can be terrifying. And super challenging. So if all you do is read this post, give yourself a pat on the back because this stuff is hard. Connecting with our body This is what we do Recommended time: 5 minutes (or as much as you want) Set…

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    Weekly Connecting Practice: Invoking Safety

    It’s Weekly Connecting Practice time! Today we are are connecting with “safety”. That’s right! ‘Cuz we can also connect to certain “qualities”, or states of being. It is ideal when you’ve been in the hyper-anxiety inducing world of internet crazy-making drama. We are looking for a sense of “safety”, a feeling of “being ok”. Perhaps even “peace”. Silence. Quiet… Shhhh… Invoking Safety This is what we do. Recommended time: 4 minutes. (Or as much as you want) Make time and find a relaxing place. You can do this on the floor, on a cushion or yoga mat. Or on the bed or sofa. Get into “Child’s Pose”. Essentially you turn…