connection

Coping with COVID-19: Join Our Daily Conversations on Instagram Live for Hacks, Encouragement, and Connection. – Happiness Article

These days, we’re all anxious, and we’re all at home. It’s a tough combination, because while social distancing is obviously the right thing to do, our instinct in tough times is to connect more deeply with other people. My sister Elizabeth and I were talking about this conundrum (these days, we talk several times each day). Together, we host the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast, where we talk about solutions and tips for making our lives happier, healthier, more productive,…

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6 Ways to Open Your Solar Plexus and Create Deeper Connections — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Your solar plexus chakra is located above your navel and below your sternum. It functions as the center of energy associated with ego. It’s the source of personal power, self-belief, and self-worth.~ Mindvalley Blog As we find ourselves in times of fear and uncertainty, we may be feeling low in mood and energy. It is during such times that we must endeavor to let go of what we cannot control, and to focus on things upon which we can rely. Mother Nature is one…

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Connecting in Spiritual Partnership – Spiritual Article

I’m interested in creating all kinds of spiritual partnerships with people. Some of the common types I’m interested in developing include volunteers, collaborators on workshops and webinars, practitioners to refer students to, publishers, and more.However, the basis of spiritual partnership is connection, so let’s start there.Do you feel connected to me and my work?Before answering too quickly and clicking the link below to connect, be sure to have read and watched more than a few of my posts and videos.…

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10 Ways to Be Mentally Healthy and Happy during the Quarantine – Positivity Article

Here we are, in the middle of one of the biggest pandemics of all time. To some, this seemingly came out of nowhere, and to others who had been following along closely, this was not a surprise. Regardless of how prepared you were for the quarantine, this is the new (temporary) normal, and no one knows exactly what to do, but we all know that there’s nowhere to go, so we sit, we stay at home, we slow down, and…

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The Impostor Syndrome Files – Ep. 4 – The Need for Greater Belonging and Connection – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

  In this episode, we talk about the impact of feeling different from those around us – a common trigger of Impostor Syndrome. Our guest, Inez Jordan, shares how she creates connection in her traditionally male-dominated company, as well as how she coaches others to achieve their own sense of belonging. Join the free Impostor Syndrome Challenge. Learn more about the Leading Women discussion group. Schedule time to speak with me directly about your questions/challenges. About Our Guest Inez Jordan helps people to…

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Helpful Lessons from Forced Isolation – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

March 29, 2020 Randy Hain I hope all of you are healthy and well in this challenging time.  Like all of us, I hope we can get back to some sort of “normal” very soon.  I took a few minutes and reflected recently on the lessons I have learned over the last few weeks of being at home with my family and transitioning my coaching/consulting business into a virtual offering…

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Coping with COVID-19: Ideas for Staying Connected in this Time of Social Distancing. – Personal Development Article

Because of COVID-19, all our usual habits are being disrupted—including our social habits. That means that we must recreate or even re-imagine the ways that we usually connect now that we’re not going into work, going out for drinks, going to a book club, dropping off kids at school, going to religious services, or playing sports. For instance, I love going for a walk in the park with a friend, but these days, I’m walking alone and staying very far…

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You’re Not ‘Crazy’ For Getting Attached, It’s Crazy That We Treat Dating So Casually Now – Personal Development Article

When an almost relationship comes to an end, there’s usually not a definitive breaking point. There’s just drifting, fading, and then, of course, an inquiry. You wonder what happened, what went wrong. You want to understand why, despite sharing such a deep connection, it just wasn’t enough to make a full commitment. It’s usually at that point you’re chastised for being attached. It was nothing, they’ll say, if you get a response at all. It was just a hookup. They told you…

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Prayer of the Heart: An Excerpt From ’50 Ways To Pray’ – Spiritual Article

Let’s sit down and listen to our heart. Western culture tends to reward quick-thinking, fast, type-A people — but the constant distractions in our environment can make it hard to hear that one small voice we associate with God. Hearing that voice requires setting aside some time to focus, which helps us build our relationship with the Spirit, quiet our minds, shed our judgments and fears, and open ourselves to love just the way we are. We are constantly being…

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