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Why Does Easy Require Hard – Flow Require Resistance?

Why Does Easy Require Hard – Flow Require Resistance?

This topic to get to Easy you have to pass through Hard – to get to Flow you have to pass through Resistance has been on my mind for awhile.  Yet I was reluctant to write this post. How can I talk about personal growth when the world is an inferno, a flood, a perpetual war? When families are displaced and struggling to feed their children and to keep them safe? Then I caught myself. You’re a Hand Analyst, Janet!  My mission is to plant my...

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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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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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Four Storytellers – Four Women Living on Purpose

Four Storytellers – Four Women Living on Purpose

Four True Stories from Four Storytellers My ex-husband used to call me a Metaphysical Snoop – I prefer to call myself a Storyteller looking for the key story line. That’s why I named my business HandTales. I help others claim their real story through their hands. To help them become true storytellers. Lately I’ve been thinking about how grateful I am to have worked with thousands of seekers who are determined to find the...

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Life Threads: Who was I? Who am I now? Who do I want to be?

Life Threads: Who was I? Who am I now? Who do I want to be?

Ten Life Threads Exercises to get you off the couch and on your path-the one you’ve been dreaming about but didn’t have the tools to make it real. Now you do. You can do one of the 10 exercises now. You’ll find all 10 in Life Threads: 10 Exercises – a guide that will change your Life. Available for sale and immediate download from HandTales.com. In the world of Hand Analysis, we call this one a tracking exercise-one of several...

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What is Real? asked the Rabbit

What is Real? asked the Rabbit

Part I:  On Becoming  Real– Musings on Life Purpose ” “What is Real?’ asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. ‘Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”Real isn’t how you are made’, said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you….. .’ ” First published in...

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“How are you doing with your Life Purpose?”

“How are you doing with your Life Purpose?”

Your life is in your hands. Your true life starts with claiming your Life Purpose “How are you doing with your Life Purpose, Janet?” I responded, “”But that’s not the point, Richard”. At the time I was just learning about this Life Purpose stuff and how central it had to be in my life. Richard Unger, the founder and director of the International Institute of Hand Analysis, where I studied, was my mentor in those early days. I was...

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Four Ways to Find Your Way Home

Four Ways to Find Your Way Home

I live in Vermont, USA and that’s my home.  I try to live my Life Purpose everyday and that’s another kind of  home. I’m a Hand Analyst and I love my work and I feel at home. Take a few quiet breaths now and say “I am home”.  What picture do you get, what do you mean by “Home”? In this month’s musing, we’ll explore 4 ways to come home to your Life Purpose and see how it can transform all of your “homes”.  I’ll share a great TED Talk...

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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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For a New Beginning

For a New Beginning

Some of you know that I love poems and I have some favorite poets.  And a few of you know I like to write a poem now and then.  My way of practicing mindfulness as a nod to my not so successful efforts to calm my monkey mind enough to do sitting meditations. A few weeks back I was in Portland, OR visiting my friend and colleague, Ronelle Coburn, for work and for fun.  On an early morning walk – a moving meditation with monkey mind in tow...

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