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  • Career Advice from your Future Self

    If you're at mid-life (which I define as anywhere from 30 to 50) and starting to ask deep, existential-level type questions about your job, occupation, and current employment outlook, I invite you to consider the fact that the average lifespan for a healthy adult will allow most of us to have...

  • Being Proactive, not Reactive

    Many of us are in constant "reactive" mode rather than in proactive or visionary mode. For example, at your current job, did you just "fall in" to it? or did you actively create it?

    In your current house or apartment, was it just available, or did you identify what you wanted and then...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #9 Raise your Consciousness

    When you look at pictures of space, you get the feeling that your whole world expands.

    Our actions here on our tiny planet, Spaceship Earth, while we float in a vast galaxy in a huge universe, are just one of the many experiences we offer/we are offered: we are constantly learning,...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #8 Lifelong Learning, Every Day

    The root word of education is educare, which means "to rear." When we rear our inner child, we educate ourselves: we raise up our young, immature, selfish self and we use knowledge and experience to become stronger, more aware, and more able to share.

    I encourage you to...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #7 Connect with Others

    We are such sociable creatures, and part of us craves and even needs companionship with others. The word "companion" is from the Latin root com- + panis (panis means bread, or food): we feel compelled to share bread with each other. When we feel truly connected with others, we feel more zest...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #6 Express Gratitude

    There is a beautiful quote attributed to German philosopher Meister Eckhart: "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “Thank You”, that would suffice."

    Gratitude uplifts us and keeps us whole. Gratitude puts everything in our lives into perspective. The gift of gratitude...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #5 Heal your Heart

    With your heart light and free, your energy focuses on external issues. With a heavy, hurting heart, your energy turns inward to focus on your internal self. We support, encourage, and love others fully and deeply when we support, encourage, and love ourselves, fully and deeply. The feelings...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #4 Change your Perceptions to Change your Outcomes

    When you consider the future, what do you see? Do you see a specific goal which you are well on your way to achieving? Do you see an uncertain future with no relation to your current day-to-day existence? Do you just see the calendar with days passing, with an unquantified future ahead? Do you...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #3 Positive Feedback Works!

    I read an amazing story by Scott Adams, the creator of popular comic Dilbert, who wrote about his experiences with the Dale Carnegie approach to teaching public speaking. In his public speaking class, the teacher's sole teaching methodology is simple: compliment the speaker for whatever he or...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #2 Match your Exterior World to your Interior World

    Deepak Chopra, in his gem of a book "Journey Into Healing: Awakening the Wisdom Within You, has a great quote that I invite you to meditate on. "As you see it right now, your body is the physical picture, in 3-D, of what you are thinking."

    I've found it helpful to use artist...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #1 Intention Creates Reality

    In these next posts, we'll lead you through a few thought exercises, just to get your brain limber and to start thinking about your past situation, how you have arrived at your current situation, and how you are moving towards your future situation.

    It’s important for all women to...

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