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Best of Ourselves

Marcia Hyatt

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Marcia Hyatt

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times.  Each week, the feature explores what we can do to be intentional, creative and joyful in our lives. 

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Setting Intentions - December 29, 2012

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Instead of New Year's Resolutions, try setting intentions to focus your attention on what matters most. Create the intention as a question and then learn how to live into it.

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"Marshmallow globs hanging on every limb are a flocked delight"

Positively Grateful - December 22, 2012

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During stressful times, it helps to savor the postive moments in our day.  This week, Marcia used www.positivityratio.com to help her focus on the life-giving moments in her day.

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Blessings - December 15, 2012

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In turbulent times, it is hard to find words to ease the journey.  Blessings, according to John O'Donohue are "a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen."

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Receiving Feedback to Grow - December 8, 2012

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Feedback does not always feel like a gift and usually it is. It helps us see what we don't see. It helps us see choices and grow.  How can we learn how to receive feedback more gracefully.

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Storytelling That Brings Us Together - December 1, 2012

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Story telling connects us to each other. Even if we have very different conclusions about life, if you tell me your story, I will listen.

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 Thanksgiving Snow by Travis Novitsky

Dealing with Stress (especially holiday stress) - November 24, 2012

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Many of us deal with extra stress during the holiday season. What are some ways we can create a more joyful holiday season?

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The Best of Ourselves: Limits of feedback - November 17

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Giving feedback is a critical skill. And we should do it judiciously.  What triggers us often says more about me than about you.  And feedback is not as powerful as self-observation. 

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Best of Ourselves: Quality Feedback - Lessons from Brene Brown - November 10, 2012

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Quality conversations are critical for healthy families, communities and work places. Lessons from Brene Brown's new book, Daring Greatly.  Her list for "Engaged Feedback" can be found on www.brenebrown.com.

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Best of Ourselves: The Art of Receiving - November 3, 2012

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Learning how to receive is inextricably linked with giving.  There are benefits to learning both sides of the equation.

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Best of Ourselves: Becoming More Aware (Repeat) - October 20, 2012

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How do we become more aware?  The book, Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy Wilson, shows a majority of our every day activity is unconscious.  We can become more aware and live a more integrated life.

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