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Procrastination - To Begin or not to begin??
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February 21st, 2012
Sometimes we can feel afraid to move forward to move backwards. So we stay stuck. YUCK! This is a such a difficult place to be. We may call a friend hoping they will help us see the situation differently but then they see it the same way I do!

Sometimes we just have to make a move and then live with it. The move may or may not be ideal but sitting on the fence for ages and ages is far more difficult.

Please read the following article on how to make that first step.

Just as in the Nike
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When Is it Time for Don Cherry´s Father?
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Making the tough decisions

Category: Clear Vision Blog

March 8th, 2012
When is it time to make a tough decision? How do we do that with kindness and firmness? What is we are afraid of making the wrong decision or of hurting someone including ourselves?

How do we access that deep inner strength?

Read on and find out....
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The Stepping Stones to Forgiveness
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The Stepping Stones to Forgiveness

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April 7th, 2012
The Stepping Stones to Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a core component in my work with clients. It helps them gain perspective and make large shifts in their relationships with family, friends and coworkers.

Here are a few points to keep in mind when you are relecting on your challenging relationships. Remember, it is all about YOU having peace of mind.

Love Christie
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How to Ease the Pain
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How to Ease the Pain

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April 26th, 2012
In our lives we have found many ways of coping with pain. We deny it. We ignore it or we push it away. All these coping mechanisms serve only to keep what we are defending against. What started out as a way to handle our problems can, in fact, become the problem itself....
Too Much to Do?
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The trees aren´t worried

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May 11th, 2012
This is a beautiful quote from Byron Katie´s book, "A Thousand Names for Joy". Many clients come to me with an overwhelming "To do" list and they can feel buried alive with it all. This gives us all a very different perspective. Everyone has access to their infinite wisdom and it is NOT all up to me to fix the world....
The Window From Which We Look
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June 25th, 2012
Our perception of what we see determines how we feel and the judgments we hold. Very often, our perception is wrong. I invite you to read this little story to better understand this concept....
"We´re all just walking each other home" Ram Dass
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Workers on a field in Vietnam

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June 22nd, 2012
“We´re all just walking each other home." Ram Dass

Read on to see how this may be true for you.
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Are You Experiencing "The Silent Treatment?"
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Category: Clear Vision Blog

July 17th, 2012
Is the Silent Treatment been a form of communication you are familiar with?

It can be an effective way to communicate but not a good way to connect.

If connection is of interest, there are many other options.
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I Can Do It!
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English Garden

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July 30th, 2012
The messages we give ourselves are ever so powerful. Choose the good ones!...
Maybe - A Zen Buddhist Fable
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September 6th, 2012
“Maybe,” said the farmer.

-A Zen Buddhist Fable

We are often so quick to judge a situation as bad or good. Have you ever noticed that something you thought was the worst thing that could every happen to you turned out rather well? Or that a situation you considered to be wonderful was in fact, a real nightmare?

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A Bias for Trust
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A Rainbow in Peru

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November 1st, 2012
Entering onto a relationship with suspicion and fear can damage the relationship beyond repair. The fear actually spreads like wildfire and both people can end up afraid and not knowing how to make a positive change.

Instead, I can know that everyone is actually the same as me. We all want to be loved and supported. Perhaps I will find that by offering this up this trust I will receive it for myself.

We are always discovering what we expect to find.
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Clear Vision November Newsletter
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November 21st, 2012
Find out who you are and figure out what you believe in. Even if it's different from what your neighbors believe in and different from what your parents believe in. Stay true to yourself. Have your own opinion. Don't worry about what people say about you or think about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.”
 Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously...I'm Kidding
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Is Money An Emotional Issue?
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Feeling As Though You Are Out On A Financial Ledge?

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December 27th, 2012
Do you spend too much money buying things that are not really necessary?
Do you question why you need to spend so much?
Is excessive spending creating conflict in your marriage or family?

There is a better way.
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Should we avoid difficult people?
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February 7th, 2013
This is a beautiful demonstration of how we can treat people who are difficult and who we may want to ostracize because of their behaviour. Rejection is painful. It feels horrible to be intentionally left out or pushed out of a group. Most of us have had that experience at some time.

How different would it have been to have been embraced instead of rejected? How would it have felt for both the group as well as the person involved? When I help one person, I help everyone.
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The Burden of Guilt - A German's Perspective
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June 29th, 2013
I met an interesting German woman when I was travelling in Greece. I found that she was carrying an emotional burden that was much heavier  than her suitcase....
Announcing a Daytime Woman's Support Group
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October 16th, 2013
Are you struggling in your relationship?
Do you wonder what your purpose is?
Do you battle with weight and body image?
Do you feel alone and lost at times?
Do you have trouble managing stress?

There is another way!
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Relationship Angst - Daytime Group
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Category: Clear Vision Blog

September 6th, 2014
Join us in a small group as we look for ways to improve your relationships with others. Learn helpful tools and techniques to help you manage conflict and difficulties in your relationships....
What about this anger?
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The Way Past Anger

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January 4th, 2015
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
~Eckhart Tolle
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Unconditional Self Love - Paul Ferrini
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April 16th, 2015
“You demonstrate love by giving it unconditionally to yourself.

And, as you do, you attract others into your life who are able to love you without conditions.”

Paul Ferrini
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How Can You Increase Your Happiness?
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Happiness Is Your Birthright

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January 5th, 2016
Explore how you can increase your happiness, joy, and fulfillment with the following 10 practices. On a personal note, I found these ideas to be very constructive and helpful. I hope you do as well....
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