Mindful Living

Conscious living; Mindful parenting; Self-awareness; Emotional Regulation and Healthy Habits
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When was the last time you made a big, life-changing decision? Taking a leap is one thing, recovering from it is another. Maybe it was moving across the world for love, changing careers, or even starting a family.  These choices can be exciting, they can be for people we love, they can be for something wonderful. But they're also choices that bring change, and loss of an old life, a previous identity, something familiar.
Our friendships, the types of people we let into our lives, are essential. And yet, it’s so easy to relax those boundaries, and hang out with people who are not good for us. It’s a really delicate balance between caring about others and their feelings, and protecting ourselves.

Healthy Relationships

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Everything that helps us exchange value with others — whether it's a kind word, a life lesson, or a helping hand — is a type of currency. 
 
These aren't things you can hold in your hand or stash in a bank, but they're incredibly valuable.
Learn how to recognize your emotions and manage them in times of stress
What style do you have? If you have trouble making decisions, find out your style by taking this free quiz. It will help you understand roadblocks you may have, and more importantly, how to overcome them.

Intentional Living

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Real life is messy. I’m not saying we need to make decisions in the heat of the moment. But to take out the emotion is to neglect a huge part of what makes us feel satisfied with our choices, with our lives; it removes the acknowledgement of the pain that goes into some choices, and it can limit the joy that is possible on the other end of a decision.
Is it time to curate your friendships? How do you decide who to keep in your life and who you don't?
In this vulnerable and informative TEDx talk, understand what it means to be really intentional and how to become more intentional with your life choices.

Healthy Habits and Lifestyle Tips

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What do you do when you look back at your life, and you think you made the wrong choices? At the time you thought they were intentional but now you know they weren't? What if you're wondering "Will I ever be able to make a good decision again?” ** This was a question someone asked me after a workshop I gave on intentional decision making and it really got me thinking. This week's podcast episode covers how to know you're not trusting yourself, and more importantly, what to do about it.
Why do we sometimes make things harder for ourselves without even realizing it? In this episode, we'll explore the ins and outs of why we sometimes make choices that make life harder and why we self-sabotage. We'll also talk through how to swap negative reactions for a positive responses. Mental Wellness / Positive Thinking / Self Care / Self Improvement Tips
This of stress in a different way — not just actue and chronic stress, but also ambient stress. It's the often unnoticed background noise that perpetuates our stress levels. By recognizing and addressing this silent accomplice, you can navigate both acute and chronic stressors with greater resilience and clarity.

Self-Care Practices

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How many days (or weeks) go by when we’re more like roommates with our partner, doing chores or watching TV, but not really connecting? 
As parents, how much time is spent feeling overwhelmed by parenting? Too busy driving our kids, feeding them, worrying about them that we forget to enjoy them? We end up reminding them (again and again) to pick up after themselves and eat their vegetables, and we forget to enjoy that morning hug or tell them how wonderful they are.
How many days (or weeks) go by when we’re more like roommates with our partner, doing chores or watching TV, but not really connecting? As parents, how much time is spent feeling overwhelmed by parenting? Too busy driving our kids, feeding them, worrying about them that we forget to enjoy them? We end up reminding them (again and again) to pick up after themselves and eat their vegetables, and we forget to enjoy that morning hug or tell them how wonderful they are. 📰 My article on mindbodygreen.com shares a journaling technique that can help.
If you're tired of letting life pass by and you want to create more meaningful memories with your family, listen to this touching and practical episode of the XO Conversations podcast. You'll walk away with motivation and useful tips

Mindful parenting tips for a happy family

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Choices are tough because they're often a silent battle between the head and the heart. But what if I told you that making a choice didn't have to be a battle, but a conversation? A conversation that leads to clarity, confidence and peace of mind? Grab the FREE: "5 Must-Ask Questions Before Making a Decision." This isn't your typical checklist. This is a thoughtful group of prompts crafted to walk you through the complex decisions with intention, not impulse.
Making more mindful decisions seems easy, but it's not always that easy to know if we're in need of a change. Over 90% of people are living on auto-pilot, are you in the other 10%? Find out with this quiz.
A moving and powerful talk about how to be more intentional with your decisions, the value of awareness and understanding your subconscious thoughts.

Cultivating mindfulness in everyday life

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Signs You're Not Trusting Yourself (And What To Do About It)
What do you do when you look back at your life, and you think you made the wrong choices? At the time you thought they were intentional but now you know they weren't? What if you're wondering "Will I ever be able to make a good decision again?” ** This was a question someone asked me after a workshop I gave on intentional decision making and it really got me thinking. This week's podcast episode covers how to know you're not trusting yourself, and more importantly, what to do about it.
Rewire Your Brain For Connection
How many days (or weeks) go by when we’re more like roommates with our partner, doing chores or watching TV, but not really connecting? As parents, how much time is spent feeling overwhelmed by parenting? Too busy driving our kids, feeding them, worrying about them that we forget to enjoy them? We end up reminding them (again and again) to pick up after themselves and eat their vegetables, and we forget to enjoy that morning hug or tell them how wonderful they are.
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How To Stay Calm As A Parent
How many days (or weeks) go by when we’re more like roommates with our partner, doing chores or watching TV, but not really connecting? As parents, how much time is spent feeling overwhelmed by parenting? Too busy driving our kids, feeding them, worrying about them that we forget to enjoy them? We end up reminding them (again and again) to pick up after themselves and eat their vegetables, and we forget to enjoy that morning hug or tell them how wonderful they are. 📰 My article on mindbodygreen.com shares a journaling technique that can help.
Bold Choices, Hidden Sacrifice
When was the last time you made a big, life-changing decision? Taking a leap is one thing, recovering from it is another. Maybe it was moving across the world for love, changing careers, or even starting a family. These choices can be exciting, they can be for people we love, they can be for something wonderful. But they're also choices that bring change, and loss of an old life, a previous identity, something familiar.
Our friendships, the types of people we let into our lives, are essential. And yet, it’s so easy to relax those boundaries, and hang out with people who are not good for us. It’s a really delicate balance between caring about others and their feelings, and protecting ourselves. People, Friendship, Thinking Of You, Boundaries, Self
Is It Time To Curate Your Friendships?
Our friendships, the types of people we let into our lives, are essential. And yet, it’s so easy to relax those boundaries, and hang out with people who are not good for us. It’s a really delicate balance between caring about others and their feelings, and protecting ourselves.
15 Unconventional Currencies That Enrich Your Life Beyond Money
Everything that helps us exchange value with others — whether it's a kind word, a life lesson, or a helping hand — is a type of currency. These aren't things you can hold in your hand or stash in a bank, but they're incredibly valuable.
Learn how to recognize your emotions and manage them in times of stress Learning, Emotional Development, Mindful, Times
Emotional Regulation
Learn how to recognize your emotions and manage them in times of stress
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Emotional Decisions
Real life is messy. I’m not saying we need to make decisions in the heat of the moment. But to take out the emotion is to neglect a huge part of what makes us feel satisfied with our choices, with our lives; it removes the acknowledgement of the pain that goes into some choices, and it can limit the joy that is possible on the other end of a decision.
5 Must Ask Questions Before Making A Decision
Choices are tough because they're often a silent battle between the head and the heart. But what if I told you that making a choice didn't have to be a battle, but a conversation? A conversation that leads to clarity, confidence and peace of mind? Grab the FREE: "5 Must-Ask Questions Before Making a Decision." This isn't your typical checklist. This is a thoughtful group of prompts crafted to walk you through the complex decisions with intention, not impulse.
Your life is full of decisions you NEVER (knowingly) made. Listen to the full TEDx talk! The Art of Intentional Decision Making http://livingxo.com/tedx
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Your life is full of decisions you NEVER (knowingly) made. Listen to the full TEDx talk! The Art of Intentional Decision Making http://livingxo.com/tedx
How to Stop Self Sabotage
Why do we sometimes 'self-sabotage'? And how to re-train our brains to break the cycle? In this episode of the XO Conversations podcast, I talk about why we do these self sabotaging behaviours and more importantly, how can we change them? Mindful Living / How To Better Yourself / Mental Wellness / Build Better Habits livingxo.com/podcast
Decision Making Quiz
What style do you have? If you have trouble making decisions, find out your style by taking this free quiz. It will help you understand roadblocks you may have, and more importantly, how to overcome them.
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Break the Self-Sabotage Cycle
Why do we sometimes make things harder for ourselves without even realizing it? In this episode, we'll explore the ins and outs of why we sometimes make choices that make life harder and why we self-sabotage. We'll also talk through how to swap negative reactions for a positive responses. Mental Wellness / Positive Thinking / Self Care / Self Improvement Tips