HIO – word of the day

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HIO (Latin) a way of being, hio means to stand open, with full openess on the bridge between your ego and your soul . Standing with an open heart, an open mind, an open gut and  all things alive and wide open and  not be swayed back into narrowness;  to stand  firm within this way of being. To have a …

3 minute Grounding Meditation.

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It takes 3 minutes. Only 3 minutes. About the same length of time that it takes for you to finish reading this to bring more into your life.  The 3 minute grounding & receiving meditation is simple, quick and effective. DIRECTIONS: Sit in a comfortable position. Cup your hands in the shape of a bowl under your breasts with your …

Creativity, Inc. on Leadership & Creativity

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CREATIVITY INC. From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, “The best leaders make room for and acknowledge what they do not know.  Not just because humility is a great virtue, but because until one adopts this mindset the most striking breakthoughs can’t occur. A good leader must accept risk, loosen control, not tighten …


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It’s  important to step back, stop over-thinking -and stop trying so hard and simply just have faith. Having faith in the creating process gives you the space to be curious about what is taking place and to relax enough to be open to what is most in need of even if we aren’t exactly sure of what it is or …

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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HOW TO SILENCE A WOMAN: RETREIVING HER VOICE… –When someone says, “We’re saying the same thing.” Say, “We are not saying the same thing.” –When someone says, “Don’t question, just have faith.” Say, “I am questioning, vato, and I have supreme faith in what I think.” –When someone says, “Don’t defy my authority.” Say, “There is a higher authority that …

Wise Old Owl

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A Wise old owl sat on an oak. The more she saw the less she spoke;The less she spoke the more she heard; why can’t more be like that wise old bird. -Author Unknown There is an art to being able to listen to what people don’t say.