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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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Best of Ourselves: Dreaming - August 31, 2013

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What would you say if asked to deliver a "I have a dream speech..."  Day-dreaming and awake-dreams serve us.  Fallow time creates space for creativity and self-awareness. Awake-dreams helps us focus our energy on what matters most.

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Name Calling- August 24, 2013

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How do we move beyond name-calling and create space to understand each other?

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Cultivating Forgiveness - August 3, 2013

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August 4 is the International Day of Forgiveness.  Forgiveness is a great healer; it heals our hearts and it heals our communities.  How do we learn how to forgive a bit more?

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Some Stress is Optional - August 17, 2013

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Life can create stressful situations.  And sometimes we stress ourselves out unnecessarily.  Why do I stress myself out about tomorrow or yesterday? What does it take to manage optional stress?

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Generosity - August 10, 2013

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There are many self-serving reasons to be generous: it improves your health, it builds relationships and it begets generosity in return.  How might I be a bit more generous in my life?

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Affirmations, Visualizaton and Other Ways to Cultivate a Positive Focus

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Affirmations don't work in every situation and there is a lot to be gained from cultivating positive thinking.

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Do Positive Affirmations Work? - July 20, 2013

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Research shows affirmations do not always work - what makes a difference?

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What Helps Me Let My Light Shine - July 13, 2013

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What does it take to let my light shine a bit more often?  What are the ingredients that increase that possibility?

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What Legacy Do You Want to Leave? - July 6, 2013

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How we live our lives leaves a legacy to those who follow.  The word legacy is often associated with property or money.  However, some of  the most powerful legacies are the way we have impacted people along the way.

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Positivity - REPEAT from July 28, 2012

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The book, Positivity by Barbara Frederickson, shows how to increase our positive emotions each day.  With a little bit of conscious effort, we can increase the quality of our days, our health and our relationships.

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