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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Why Do Good People Do Bad Things - September 9, 2013

It is easiest to think there is a line: on my side are the good people and on the other side of the line are the bad ones.  However, the line is much more permeable than we would like to think.&n


Spring sunrise over Lake Superior by Travis Novitsky

Best of Ourselves: Dreaming - August 31, 2013

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.


 
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Name Calling- August 24, 2013

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


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Cultivating Forgiveness - August 3, 2013

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

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


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Generosity - August 10, 2013

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

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

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

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


Cemetary in County Clare Ireland by Marcia Hyatt

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

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