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Archive for October, 2013

Take a Mandala Break

October 10, 2013 1 Comment
Take a Mandala Break

Take a visual excursion, a step out of the ordinary and into a moment of visual and mental peace. Gaze into a mandala. Historically, mandalas are used for focusing attention and as an aid to meditation. Jon Davis’ mandalas are beautiful works of art that draw you in with their intricate organic patterns and intriguing designs. They […]

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Permission or Challenge: Where’s the Balance?

October 9, 2013 2 Comments
Permission or Challenge: Where’s the Balance?

Recently, I posted about the 31 Day Blogging Challenge – actually, it was yesterday – and what a big shift it’s brought me. As I step back to take in the larger picture, I see that if I push to meet the goal of one blog per day for the rest of the month, I […]

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The 31 Day Blogging Challenge Changed My Life

October 8, 2013 11 Comments
The 31 Day Blogging Challenge Changed My Life

This post is a celebration of the 31 Day Blogging Challenge I’ve taken on and how it’s changed my life. Or, at least, my blogging. I’ve wanted to write a blog for quite a while – and be consistent. I’ve wanted to share what I know with people who could use it. I’ve wanted to […]

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Beginners Guide to Breathing

October 7, 2013 2 Comments
Beginners Guide to Breathing

Overcoming Performance Anxiety Tip #2: Breathing –  It’s a beautiful thing that we breathe automatically. We’re guaranteed enough breath to keep us going, usually. But when we’re faced with talking in front of a group, presenting an idea at work, or navigating a difficult conversation, our breathing gets, well, strange. Have you noticed yourself get […]

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At the Threshold

October 6, 2013 4 Comments
At the Threshold

What  drives me in my work is my desire to support women to step out of those dark hangouts we can find ourselves in.  Those places that say: “if they really knew me, heard me, the real me, they’d know I was a fake, not good enough…”  That place we carry with us like a […]

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Sound Bathed and Refreshed!

October 5, 2013 0 Comments
Sound Bathed and Refreshed!

Back from Sound Bath with Steve Gorn and Peter Blum at Unison Arts in New Paltz, New York. I feel cleansed, relaxed, and renewed. Every Sound Bath is different. We never know what will emerge because it’s completely spontaneous. But often, the sounds will surround us like an ocean. Other times, a melody emerges and […]

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Move a Muscle, Change a Thought

October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Move a Muscle, Change a Thought

Overcoming Performance Anxiety Tip #3: Move a Muscle, Change a Thought –  A few days ago, I wrote about overcoming performance anxiety. I followed that post with a couple of tips on how to get yourself grounded and steady when you’re nervous about speaking. If you didn’t get a chance to read those two posts, you […]

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Dive into a Sound Bath this Saturday!

October 3, 2013 0 Comments
Dive into a Sound Bath this Saturday!

Several times a year, I dive into a bath – not the water kind, but the sound kind. A Sound Bath. This Saturday, October 5 at 8:00pm, I will join my colleagues Peter Blum and Steve Gorn for a “Sacred Sound Bath” at Unison Arts in New Paltz, New York. Peter will bring his many […]

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How to Have a Ground to Stand On

October 2, 2013 4 Comments
How to Have a Ground to Stand On

Overcoming Performance Anxiety Tip #1: How to Have a Ground to Stand On – Yesterday, I wrote about overcoming performance anxiety and I shared a number of ways I helped myself calm down and prepare for a radio interview. If you didn’t see that post and would like to read it, you can find it […]

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Minimalist Guide to Overcoming Performance Anxiety

October 1, 2013 2 Comments
Minimalist Guide to Overcoming Performance Anxiety

Have you ever been nervous about an event where you had to speak? I know, silly question. Here I am, a voice empowerment coach, and I was nervous about an upcoming radio interview. I didn’t realize it at first, but I was aware of a low-grade irritation hanging over me. When a friend asked me […]

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