Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Lesson of Aikido

I came across this quote in one of my journals today “when you don’t resist, there is no pressure”. One of my previous posts was on Letting Go.  Today’s is on Letting Through. Resistance requires so much energy.  No wonder

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Position Comfortably Held

Another yoga analogy. It is much more valuable, for me, to do a difficult asana like the Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) using a block rather than straining to do without. In fact, I end up with just a fingertip

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

Practice , practice, practice. Repetition lets us take a skill and move it through the stages of Johari’s window. From blind spot to conscious competence. In fact it allows us to move to a cognitive place of automation to the

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Don’t Postpone Joy

I first found this button in a store on the upper west side of Manhattan in the 1980’s. My father introduced me to a place called The Last Wound-Up. Imagine a 20 something and a fifty something busting a gut

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Change

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” Robert F.

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Acknowledge

Acknowledge the positive changes you have made in your life. Focus on these — and on the changes in your life and expression that you are making right now — no matter how “small” or “insignificant” these changes might be.

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Practice, Practice, Practice

The cure for ignorance is wisdom. When you see someone studying, they are demonstrating wisdom, because that’s how you learn the subject matter. Someone once asked me, “How do I get more wisdom?” I answered, “In a word, practice! In

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Cloud Atlas

About nine months ago I was let go from my job in the financial services industry.  This matched my goal to get my work aligned with my purpose and I viewed it as a positive step. I was lucky that

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Letting it go

I love it when a yoga instructor asks us, with our heads hanging by our ankles in uttasana or as we’re trying to get our nose to the mat in some seated stretch, “what can you let go off at

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Confessions of a Loser

I have lost more than eighty pounds four or five times in last twenty-five years.  Reminds me of the Mark Twain quote “quitting smoking is easy, I’ve done it a thousands times”. Let me share my keys to taking it

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