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The sweet joy of living in the way

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“There is no fire like greed, no crime like hatred, no sorrow like separation, no sickness like hunger of the heart, and no joy like the joy of freedom. Health, contentment and trust are your greatest possessions, and freedom your greatest joy.

Look within, be still. Free from fear and attachment, know the sweet joy of living in the way.”

~The Buddha

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As You Are

Great Middle Way

omphAs you are, so are others.

As others are, so are you.

Having thus identified self and others,

never harm anyone, nor abuse any being.

Train yourself in doing good

that lasts and brings happiness.

Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,

and a mind of infinite universal love.

―Buddha Shakyamuni

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It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up

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“The beauty of today is in all the things: feeling the gentle breeze on your skin, the sunlight filtering through the clouds, the sound of the birds, the silence of no wind. You notice the in-and-out flow of your breath, the feeling of aliveness inside your body. And then there is the beautiful stillness behind it all, which is deep within you. It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.“

~ Eckhart Tolle ~

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Successful Supervisor 44 – Managing Change for Results

John F. Kennedy once said,

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

In any organization, change is a given, so every supervisor has a choice: she can either choose to endure the changes or she can learn to manage the changes in order to thrive.

This article is about the tools needed to manage change in a proactive and pragmatic way.

For the supervisor the challenge is to not only learn to manage change in her own mind but also teach the people who report to her how to deal with change.

Simply stated, there is no option to avoid change, but there are effective ways to deal with it. The following tips are things that I find helpful when teaching leaders to manage change.

1. Help people understand the need for change

The best…

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Are you becoming your best self?

Practical Practice Management

Just when I have achieved one of my goals and think I can take it easy, I realize that I still have a long way to go.

Becoming our best self is a life long project, one that we need to work on every day.  There is no arrival date, it is a constant work in progress with millions of baby steps each year.

The important questions to ask yourself are… Do you know where you are headed?  Do you have specific goals and dreams?  Do you have a plan?

Weekly assessments on how we are doing is an excellent way to keep on track or to work on changing directions.

Time is precious and far to often we waste it on doing nothing to move forward.

If you do not have a weekly plan, start one and then set up a time each week to review how you have…

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Treating Insomnia First Can Help With Mental Health Problems

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New research has found that treating insomnia with online cognitive behavioral therapy could in turn help treat mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia.

Carried out by researchers at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford, the team set out to try to improve sleep in a group of university students with insomnia to look at sleep’s effect on paranoia (excessive mistrust), anxiety, and depression.

The study, which involved 3,755 participants, is thought to be the largest ever randomized controlled trial of a psychological treatment for mental health and the first study large enough to determine the effects of treating insomnia on psychotic experiences.

Participants were randomly split into two groups, with one group receiving online cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for insomnia while the other group received access to standard treatments.

The six sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy included behavioral, cognitive and educational components, such as learning…

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