17 Questions to Free Your Mind in 2018

Written by admin on January 27, 2018

A New Year… great. But a new year doesn’t mean a new you or a new life, especially if your mind is still boxed up in its comfort zone. You know this is true. You can’t live the same year 82 times and call it a life! What I’m saying is: don’t just think outside the box in 2018… Think like there is no box! Free your mind! How? 

You can start by asking yourself better questions. Questions that pull you

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Merry Christmas

Written by admin on December 18, 2017

Josie’s Christmas message

Christmas is generally a time when loved ones come together to celebrate the spirit of connection, community and care.

This can also be a very lonely time for some.

 

Upon reflection, this year has been tough yet filled with many blessings for me: 

I had 6 months off to recuperate from another major surgery,
I gained clarity about the future direction of my business forward
My daughter completed third year at university
I presented in Washington DC at the international Coach Federation (ICF) conference
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5 Mindful Tips for Navigating The ‘Silly’ Season

Written by admin on December 2, 2017

Here are some tips to maintain your sanity and enjoy the festive season.

The holiday season is officially upon us. What this can mean is pressure, busyness and madness too.  Unfortunately then the joy, magic, and meaning of the season can be lost, often replaced by stress. 

As we enter the month of December, it is hard to ignore the almost instantaneous rush of frenetic energy that ensues as we near the close of the calendar year.

It is more than possible though

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Building Your Inner Resilience

Written by Josie Thomson on November 10, 2017

“In April, after seeing you and after nearly a full year of mourning, I took the first step in moving forward with my life. I officially started the home-based business I mapped out over the past decade and always dreamed I’d build. I know my husband is watching over me, and I know he’d be proud of me, because my little business that I’d dreamed of and discussed with him has been profitable since week one, and it’s continuing to

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Change…Change…Change…

Written by Josie Thomson on October 5, 2017

‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’ – Wayne Dyer

Have you noticed that when you need to or want to make important changes in your life, there’s usually a ‘dip’ in momentum and motivation?

I know this ‘dip’ very well. It happens all the time when I’m seeking to transform aspects of my life. Change takes a lot of effort, focus, determination and pure grit!!!! It’s not easy, but it can be simpler

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This is the Answer you’ve been looking for

Written by Josie Thomson on July 31, 2017

So many people set off in search for answers in their life. Some will consult ‘experts’, some will seek advice from friends, and many will travel far and wide to ‘find themselves’. And there are others who do something a little different.

As many of you know, I have just returned from a two week sojourn in Cambodia. I celebrated a milestone birthday in April and decided it would be a good idea to explore a destination from my bucket list.

Just

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Post Traumatic Growth

Written by Josie Thomson on June 24, 2017

My experience of the past two months leads me to write about a tough subject we’d rather avoid. Trauma such as the loss of a loved one or the diagnosis of serious illness can test us to our very limits – trust me, I know this first hand as I’m certain many of you do too. While it can shatter life as we know it, it may be comforting to know that something more positive may also be happening.

The old

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Rising from the Falls of Life

Written by Josie Thomson on May 18, 2017

Just in this past two weeks I have known tragedy and loss, fraud and disappointment, shame and isolation, depression and despair, aloneness and regret, pain and defeat, sadness and grief. In spite of and despite all this, I have also known kindness and generosity of spirit, compassion and humility, love and care, encouragement and hope. 

Life is a rich and complex tapestry of experiences. It’s not about how hard or how many times we fall, it’s about how we rise and

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Why life seems harder than it needs to be

Written by Josie Thomson on April 3, 2017

Busyness!Busyness is an illness.Think about it: ‘I’m busy.’   How often is that your excuse?

It used to be my excuse every single day. My schedule used to leave me zero time for unplanned presence and awareness.

And I was proud of my busyness. I wore it like a badge. It gave me an illusion of importance or significance to justify my existence.

In a way, I wanted to highlight how tough I had it. I wanted everyone to know how juggling the

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Giving thanks

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

One of my greatest tips for increasing your ‘happiness quotient’ is to practice mindful gratitude.

We must realize that we really don’t need ‘more’. We just need to appreciate what we have. It’s a beautiful and bittersweet way of thinking all at once. We may not have what we want right now, but we still have ‘enough’.

 

Be thankful for what is, and also be thankful for what has not yet come to you. That means there’s still many possibilities available. Find peace

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