Posts Categorized: Inner Peace

Inner Peace and the 7 Keys to Profound Happiness – #3 Focus on your Strengths

Focus on your STRENGTHS. One of my coaches Ken Abrams, MCC, was raving about Marcus Buckingham’s latest book Go Put Your Strengths To Work.  Next to this book was Strengths Finder 2.0.  I bought both.  Like many people, I’ve put A LOT of attention on my areas for improvement, and glossed over the strengths.  Wouldn’t… Read more »

Inner Peace Strategy – From Stress to Sanity: 5 MUSTS to Restore Balance Even if You're Working 12 Hour Days

Don’t underestimate the power of each of these simple “musts”: 1. Breathing. The more stressed you are, the more your body contracts. Instinctually, your breathing becomes shallow. You practically stop breathing. With less oxygen making it to your brilliant brain cells, stress rises. Fortunately, the fix is simple. Bring your conscious attention to your breathing…. Read more »

Inner Peace with Momentum

Let me ask you ONE question. What does every successful and peace-filled human being have in common? Take your BEST guess… A)   A Private Jet, Ferrari and a Beach House B)   LOTS of time spent in a Zen monastery C)   What? Success AND Inner Peace don’t really co-exist, do they? D)  A “Sensational Support Structure”… Read more »

Inner Peace and the 7 Keys to Profound Happiness – #2 Daily Gratitude

2.  Daily Gratitude. This isn’t a new concept.  However, putting it CONSISTENTLY into practice IS new, at least for me. At the Mega-Book Marketing conference, I heard Jack Canfield speak about the “gratitude rituals” of featured speakers in The Secret. Apparently, each morning before Rhonda Byrne gets out of bed, she connects with feelings of… Read more »

Inner Peace Tip #9 – How Do You Maintain Inner Peace, Calm and Sanity When Facing a Terminal Disease or When a Loved One Is Facing This Diagnosis?

I have tremendous compassion and empathy for anyone having to face a terminal disease or who has a loved one facing this diagnosis.  First and foremost, it’s important to understand how anything but inner peace can exasperate and even accelerate disease. If you’re supporting a loved one, your added stress can be contagious too. Instead, this… Read more »

Inner Peace and the 7 Keys to Profound Happiness – #1 Weekly Check-Ups

Some days my happiness quotient feels like it’s sailing off the charts.  Maybe it seems I’m always rather cheerful.  Trust me, I’ve ridden my share of emotional roller coasters.  I’ve prided myself in being “very human,” which — in my mind — meant feeling every human emotion. But, maybe my husband is right.  Maybe HAPPINESS IS… Read more »

Inner Peace Tip #8 – How to Find Inner Peace When Being Reprimanded or Criticized?

No one “likes” to be reprimanded or criticized. But, it’s not the reprimand or criticism that interferes with inner peace; it is the resistance to the criticism that is painful!  So, instead of “resisting,” consider any reprimand or criticism as “feedback.” Find the 1% (or more) of truth in the words being shared with you…. Read more »

Inner Peace Tip #7 – How Do You Maintain Inner Peace When You Have Someone in Your Life Who is Interfering with That?

Your inner peace is a function of what is going on inside of you and is independent of others behaviors, words or emotional reactions.  If I’m clear that I’m whole, complete and grounded in my body, then how can someone truly interfere with my inner peace? Remember three things: In any situation, you can always… Read more »

Inner Peace Tip #6 – How to find Inner Peace When Constantly Bombarded with New Information

The “information age” has made it ridiculously easy for individuals to transfer information freely, and sometimes it is just “too much!” I’m sure you can relate.  Fortunately, you are at choice (even if you forget sometimes.) Just because information is coming at you, doesn’t mean you need to absorb it all now. 1. Become CLEAR… Read more »