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Forgiveness: the Gift of an Open Heart

I sit with a profound sense of horror and awe for what happened in South Carolina. A young Caucasian man named Dylann joined an African American bible study group. After spending almost an hour with the group, Dylann allegedly took a gun and killed nine people. I hear the words “racial crime,” “murderer and hater” and “evil act” from the media. I understand people are...

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Living a Nourishing Life

Living a Nourishing Life

Living a nourishing life is not about accomplishing goals or having so-called worldly success. To me, a nourishing life is living life in alignment with what truly matters to us, what we value. When I was at the Social Venture Network conference in San Diego last month, I heard a man tell a story that resonated so deeply with the practice of Language Alchemy. In...

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How do you tell someone the truth?

How do you tell someone the truth?

                                              I decided to write about telling the truth in response to a question from a participant of Speaking the Language of the Heart workshop. In this workshop we did several activities to express ourselves authentically. A participant emailed me a question I frequently hear from my Communication coaching clients as well as from my workshops participants. She wrote “I’m afraid that if I tell...

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Setting Intentions that Will Come True

Setting Intentions that Will Come True

Setting intentions that will come true requires more than mental activity; it is a process of engaging with the heart and one’s deepest needs.  Follow each of these steps carefully to help you set intentions that will come true. Go to a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for at least one hour. Be in a comfortable position and close your eyes or keep...

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Listening in Depth

Listening in Depth

                    We developed our sense of hearing while in the womb – only 16 weeks after we were conceived. Learning to listen, however, is a life-long work in progress. When we listen fully, we go beyond the words we hear uttered. When we become completely present with someone who is talking, deep listening lets us hear unexpressed feelings. These feelings...

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From a Seed to a Tree

From a Seed to a Tree

A lot of us are afraid of change. Sometimes we think that life would be more fulfilling if things remain the same. We even refer to previous times in our lives as the “good” old times. Yet, wherever there is life, there is change. If we are alive, change is unavoidable. An example I love to give is that for a seed to become a...

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