Principle One of Resilience

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“Soften your heart and thicken your skin.” This is the first principle of resilience. A soft heart is what we can always give in response to anything….it is HOW we choose to respond… Yet a tough skin is what we need to be able respond with a soft heart… less expectations, less reaction, less tension. The tough skin allows us … Read More

Michelle LandyPrinciple One of Resilience

Don’t let the “what ifs” stop you

If you are like most people, every time you get a great new idea it will soon be followed with a sabotaging “what if” thought. Every great pursuit you embark on will have a thousand “what ifs” that you could listen to and stop for… what if I fail, what if I’m not good enough, what if I make a … Read More

Michelle LandyDon’t let the “what ifs” stop you

Live with a Teachable Spirit

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“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, the sixty eight year old man told me. “Oh no!”, I wanted to cry back to him. “Don’t close off your spirit. Don’t choose to live without a “teachable spirit”! It strikes me as a limiting and even sad choice – yet one I hear people making often.  In his case age … Read More

Michelle LandyLive with a Teachable Spirit

All you need is one second

How quick we are to react….yet just one second is all we need to change the path of what we say. This is a practice. And like any practice it takes awareness to learn to do. So the next time someone pushes your buttons, take a moment. Sometime the one second seems like a long pause, but it’s not to … Read More

Michelle LandyAll you need is one second

Notice Your Little Talents…

The singing show THE VOICE has been captivating my attention. One of the reasons I love the show is that I love seeing people take brave steps.  Every episode you get to witness people facing their fear and moving through it. To get up there on stage most participants have to face those questioning voices in their own heads – … Read More

Michelle LandyNotice Your Little Talents…

One Small Change Can Change Your Life

Something as simple as changing how you get to work can be the beginning of change. When we do new things, even SMALL new things, we are rewiring our brains for flexibility and laying down a template to allow new habits and new ways of thinking to take hold. Doing new things in the midst of your everyday life will … Read More

Michelle LandyOne Small Change Can Change Your Life