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Best of Ourselves

Marcia Hyatt

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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The Power of Awareness - May 25, 2013

Becoming more aware is the key to living more intentionally.

A no trespassing sign/ photo by Staci Drouillard

Well-Intentioned Responses That Do Not Work - May 18, 2013

Often our well-intentioned responses to friends in need does not help.  Watch out for advice and judgment; instead practice more listening and empathy.

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Choices Using Both of Our Brains - April 20, 2013

Research shows we have 2 brains, the one in our head, the other in our gut. How do we access our whole selves to make wise choices?


It Isn't Personal - April 13, 2013

How do we not take what others do and say personally?  And how to we operate our lives out of our best selves versus in reaction to what others do or say?

Empty Bowls

Love in Action - March 30, 2013

Civil righs activist and US Congressman John Lewis often cites an an African proverb - when you pray, move your feet. 

Snow in the Trees

When Things Do Not Go As Planned - March 23, 2013

Often we make ourselves miserable by holding on to our plans instead of dealing with what has shown up.

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Hospitality - March 16, 2013

Hospitality is an act of leadership and it can heal the world.

Heart photo by Frank Vincentz

Courage In Our Day-to-Day - February 23, 2013

How do we find the courage in our daily lives to speak up or make a change? 

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How to Tame the Inner Critic - March 9, 2013

We can learn to quiet our inner critic.  Dr Jill Bolte Taylor calls this "response-ability".

Storms Clouds and Smoke over Devil Track Lake yesterday by Don Davison

Dealing with Difficult Times - March 2, 2013

When we are living through difficult times, how do we find self-compassion?