What is Cognitive Dissonance?

In the work I have been doing recently, I have had a bit of cognitive dissonance arise. So today, I wanted to share some information on what it is.   What is Cognitive Dissonance? Psychologist Leon Festinger was the person who discovered cognitive dissonance. Tt is a term often used in psychology and some definitions…

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3 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity

One of the things I have realised over time is that part of the reason I love learning is that I am extremely curious. Even when I was young, I can remember asking the question “Why?” many times. This is one of the skills I encourage clients to use when they are developing greater awareness…

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The First 20 hours – How to Learn Anything by Josh Kaufman

Yes I love learning, what about you? Maybe that is why I ended up going to University and becoming a teacher. Whether it is a student or a client, I just love the look on someone’s face when they learn a skill. Not sure that feeling will ever get old. However, skill acquisition (i.e. learning…

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Ready to Realign to You?

A few years back, when I had one of my first turning points I really started questioning life. I discovered many things on the adventure, however one word kept coming up and that was realignment. Subsequently, today I wanted to share more about realigning, including – Meanings of Realign, Five Ways to Start Realigning to…

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A Simple Look at the Be-Do-Have Paradigm

When I first came across the Be-Do-Have Paradigm I was doing my coach training (yep many years ago now). I wrote about it briefly here, however I didn’t clearly articulate it. Yesterday, as I started to prepare to create the next quarter within my life, I got a prompting to write more about the model…

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Dan Siegel on “Flipping Your Lid”

A little while back, I found this great explanation on Flipping Your Lid by Daniel Siegel. Recently, I have been sharing it a bit, so today I have decided to share it on here.   Dan Siegel – Hand Model of the Brain Before I share the clip on flipping your lid, I think it…

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Time to Create Your Joy List?

If you have been reading the journal for a while, you may already know one of the books that really helped me along my whole-hearted connection adventure was the Top Five Regrets of the Dying. I came across it around the time of my first 10-day silent meditation retreat. Yes, that time when I was…

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