Category Archives: Stress Management

Creating Your Own Happiness

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reflection: After facilitating a values clarification exercise for a group of professionals attending my stress management seminar, I asked a number of participants to … Continue reading

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Working With Negative Thoughts

From the Harmony Habit Tip Archives (November 2012): “(Negative) thoughts are rather like wild dogs that need training. Rather than beating them down or throwing stones, we tame them with compassion.” ~ Pema Chodren ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reflection: “I’ve found your practice … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Stress Cues

“Since attention is largely under volitional control – you can direct it with conscious effort – you have an extraordinary tool at your disposal all day long.” ~ Rick Hansen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reflection: In last month’s Harmony Habit Tip, I wrote … Continue reading

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Four Steps To Reducing Stress

From the Harmony Habit Tip Archives (February 2012): “Under pressure we don’t rise to the challenge, we drop to our level of training.” ~ Unknown ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reflection: Hmmm… interesting… This idea seems spot on, especially when we look at how … Continue reading

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How To Stop Worrying

From the Harmony Habit Tip Archives (January 2012): “Some of my biggest disappointments never happened.” ~ Mark Twain ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reflection: I’m a recovering worrier. I am. I don’t always like to admit it, yet it’s true. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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Cultivating Joy

From the Harmony Habit Tip Archives (November 2011): “And if not now, when?” ~ Hillel the Elder (c. 60 BC-10 AD) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reflection: My dear friend Pat dropped in the other day to pick something up. When I opened the … Continue reading

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Creating Happiness

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.“ ~ Ayn Rand ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reflection: Last week, after facilitating a values clarification exercise for a group of professionals attending my stress management seminar, I asked a … Continue reading

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