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Communicate with a Stranger • Build Trust • Change Your World

Communicate with a Stranger • Build Trust • Change Your World

Chaos Creates Opportunity • Talk to a Stranger • Gary • Two Questions • A Mile of Smiles Sometimes I feel like a broken record. So many of my newsletters are about the essential nature of what it means to truly communicate. Sorry folks, we’re at a turning point in our country and in our world where true, heart-based communication is crucial. Of course we need to be clear about our own vision and values. But more importantly, we need to...

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True Communication in 3 easy steps-The challenge to speak and to listen

True Communication in 3 easy steps-The challenge to speak and to listen

Learn to communicate better • Take the 80/20 Challenge with me I wrote about assessing your communication skills a few years back. I decided that this was a good time to check in with your ability to authentically communicate. To understand each other, to try to see the point of view of someone whose values and beliefs differ is crucial in these challenging times. Getting your message across in a clear and caring way is equally important....

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I Have a Choice. And My Hands are Guiding Me!

I Have a Choice. And My Hands are Guiding Me!

Every year, I choose a word or a phrase to guide me for the 12 months ahead. This year, it’s I Have a Choice!”. In June of 2017, I moved to a beautiful, peaceful place. I’m living alone again for the 1st time in almost 10 years. I tend to be a bit of a hermit anyway so I am celebrating my solitude. Friends and family ask me all the time – “aren’t you lonely”; don’t you get bored”? NOPE!...

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The Healer’s Journey from Wounded Healer to Inspirational Communicator

The Healer’s Journey from Wounded Healer to Inspirational Communicator

You can be gifted at healing. That healership can take many forms. If you have the GIFT OF THE HEALER, however, you are required to grow into it and show up as a healer or inspirational communicator. Ignore this call to duty?  You get penalized. Argh! That’s the truth behind all of the gift marking that show up in a person’s hand. You have a gift, you have a responsibility. Simple as that. Do you have the markings of the gifted...

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Inspired by great writers? Wanna be one?

Inspired by great writers? Wanna be one?

I’m proud to introduce you to, Jena and Madeleine, two of my favorite clients. They write; they inspire; they teach you how to be a better writer. I’m in the middle of a great book – The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields. Her writing captivates me. I realize it doesn’t really matter what the book is about, it’s the writing that keeps me turning the pages. I have favorite bloggers, favorite authors, favorite poets, favorite...

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How to Develop Your Intuition in Four Steps

How to Develop Your Intuition in Four Steps

I recently returned from a delightful trip to Florida to play and to work.  I was invited to speak at the Energy Meditation and Parapsychology Groups in the Villages, FL. Each group reminded me of the unique ways we are intuitive even if we deny it. I was impressed at how many in the audience did recognize that we ALL have intuition and it comes in different packages. We also agreed that each of us can develop intuition. As I reflected on this,...

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Got Hugs? Got Intimacy? Got Time?

Got Hugs? Got Intimacy? Got Time?

Big theme over here at HandTales. It all started with a guided meditation about my heart. This led to a series of dreams about intimacy – the kind of openhearted, warm and fuzzy connection with another kind of dreams. Just so you know, I don’t have dreams like this …. until now. Which then led to giving and receiving more hugs – real mindful, blood pressure reducing hugs. Which led to the subject of this month’s musing. I’ve really been...

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I was wrong • I’m Sorry …..

I was wrong • I’m Sorry …..

It just hit me.  Sometimes it’s the simplest things ….. I was reading the latest Louise Penny mystery novel A Long Way Home.  [I get so excited when another Inspector Armand Gamache story rests on my night table.]  I was reminded of the 4 phrases that he shares with new recruits to the Quebec Surete Crime Unit.  It hit me that being able to say these things is so simple and so powerful and so hard in any relationship. Gamache tells...

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The Sacred Gift and the Faithful Servant – Part I

The Sacred Gift and the Faithful Servant – Part I

The Intuitive Mind is a Sacred Gift; the Rational Mind is a Faithful Servant  ~ Albert Einstein I used to crawl under the table at our breaks when I was a student of Hand Analysis.  No Intuitive gifts in my tool box.  I knew little or nothing about auras, energy healing, psychic hits, past life regressions, animal totems. My fellow students used to spend the lunch hour sharing and comparing their intuitive practices and experiences.  Yikes…I...

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Inquiry as a Mindfulness Practice

Inquiry as a Mindfulness Practice

Hard to do with amazing results ……. Hope you enjoy and employ the teaching from my interview with Jeanne Haskel, Enneagram Teacher, Coach and Consultant Jeanne, at the end of each of our ENNEAGRAM classes, you have us do an inquiry reflecting one of the 9 types we are learning about.  I’ve found it powerful on several levels. I’d love to ask you a few questions about the purpose, benefits …. Can you briefly share what it is?...

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