Monthly Archives: March 2009

Living from the Heart

Many people mistakenly believe that when thoughts and actions come from our hearts it means that we are somehow weak; or vulnerable to being taken advantage of; or that we lack conviction or “backbone.” Nothing could be further from the truth!

Intentional Thoughts and Behaviors From Your Heart

When I think about "From the Heart" these words come to mind:

  1. Compassion
  2. Empathy
  3. Forgiveness
  4. Humility
  5. Patience
  6. Tenderness
  7. Hope
  8. Gratitude, appreciation, or thankfulness

Let’s consider these eight behaviors related to our intentional thoughts and actions.

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All About Being Congruent

Good communication is telling your personal truth about YOU to others, and being congruent within yourself.

Being congruent within yourself means:

  • Valuing yourself;
  • Taking ownership of your thoughts and feelings; and your resources and choices;
  • Honoring and expressing your deepest knowing about yourself;
  • And being sure that what you say and how you say it match what you are feeling.

Fully understanding the concept of being congruent is essential to all of us in our commitment to being our best and doing our best! I am very pleased to take this opportunity to deepen the meaning of being congruent for all of us.

Being congruent really means…

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