Sinopse

If you are feeling stuck...knowing something is missing in your life but not sure what it is, you are right to sit tight. Rather than making a change just to relieve the tension, you are better served by developing awareness...so that the action you take is inspired. This sort of inspiration comes from your own divine guidance...or your spiritual connection. It is Sage Advice for inspired action. Awareness is the key. With this key, it is easier to navigate in the human world with all of its detours. Here, we are getting to know ourselves intimately as we become Awareness Addicts...alive, alert. awake and aware of life is possibilities.

Episódios

  • 0019: The Multi-taskers Guide to Prioritizing Your Life

    0019: The Multi-tasker's Guide to Prioritizing Your Life

    21/04/2017 Duração: 22min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes As I’ve challenged you to make some changes in your life, you may have found yourself asking, “How am I going to fit that in?” You’re already juggling too many balls. Something will have to go … but what? We have to choose our battles. Where will we reap the most benefit from applying our resources? There is a key that we can use to help us sort this out. We’re going to apply the Pareto principle as we consider the changes we want to make. We need to identify the actions to take so that we can re-prioritize our life for big results. In this episode, you will: Learn about and understand the 80/20 principle Identify aspects of their lives that require the most dedication and effort to make way for change Set priorities and stick to them Time Stamped Show Notes: 02:12 This article from Fast Company talks about the 80-20 Rule. It says to go beyond the 80-20 rule and talking about time management. 04:59 Aware Appreciation. 07:17 As I’ve challenged you to make some changes in your li

  • 0018: Why We Fail: How to Get Motivated to Change

    0018: Why We Fail: How to Get Motivated to Change

    13/04/2017 Duração: 18min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes Goals can be tricky. There’s a reason why so many abandon their New Year’s resolutions within a few days of the start of the new year. Do you have trouble setting goals and staying motivated all the way to achieving them? As we become aware of the sources of divine discontent in our lives, we may feel compelled to set goals to get the change process started. Effective goals have a comprehensive plan and typically quite a bit of preparation … but they also have another component, which is the driving force. Goals need a big why! In this episode, you will: Learn some of the reasons why goals don’t stick Consider the motivation and drive for achieving goals Anticipate some of the obstacles that may prevent achieving a goal Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:14 This article that I found to work with today was on the Huffington Post. It was titled, “10 Reasons Why We Fail to Achieve Whatever It Is that We’re Trying to Achieve” 04:32 Aware Appreciation. 06:50 Do you have trouble setting goa

  • 0017: How to Stop Being Negative and Be Happy

    0017: How to Stop Being Negative and Be Happy

    06/04/2017 Duração: 20min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes Do you find yourself complaining regularly about some condition in your life? This may require a bit of internal investigation … also known as applied awareness. When we are repeatedly dealing with a situation that causes us to express dissatisfaction, there is something at work in our subconscious. We are committed to something that we are not consciously aware of. Why would we commit ourselves to something that doesn’t make us happy? In this episode, you will: Make a commitment to changing thought processes that perpetuate negativity Understand the effect that negative thinking has on the mental state Learn new ways to recognize and control thoughts before they wreak havoc Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:40 This particular article I found was on PsychCentral. It talks about the link between negative thinking and depression. 04:37 Aware Appreciation. 06:55 Do you find yourself complaining regularly about some condition in your life? This may require a bit of internal investigation

  • 0016: How to Stop the Negative Effects of Clutter

    0016: How to Stop the Negative Effects of Clutter

    30/03/2017 Duração: 19min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes What happens when we know we need to let go of something and we resist? We may be able to get away with it for a while. But eventually, the consequences will mount. Taken to the extreme, this demonstrates itself as hoarding. You probably don’t have a diagnosable hoarding problem, but it can still be causing you stress or harm. We’re going to look for ways that hoarding shows up in our lives that we may not initially recognize. It makes developing awareness much more challenging. In this episode, you will: Recognize the ways hoarding affects everyone Learn how to let go of the things that might be holding them back Understand why people tend to accumulate possessions and hold onto unnecessary things Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:48 This article from ABC7 in New York talks about the fact that the New York firefighters have been trained to battle not only dangerous fires, but hoarding conditions as well. 04:13 Aware Appreciation. 06:30 What happens when we know we need to let go of

  • 0015: How to Take the Stress Out of Stress - Dealing with Life Events

    0015: How to Take the Stress Out of Stress - Dealing with Life Events

    23/03/2017 Duração: 23min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes Are you thinking about making a change in your life? Or, maybe a change was thrust on you … without asking your permission, like the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or a relationship coming to an end. For anyone dealing with change in their life … whether the change you’re dealing with is proactive or reactive, you are going to deal with many of the same issues. When confronted with change, resistance shows up in all sorts of ways. We need to have some tools handy so we can let go gracefully. In this episode, you will: Learn how to handle changes with grace and ease Explore why people resist making changes, especially important ones Identify the thoughts that sabotage the change process Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:48 I found this article on News-Medical.net. It talks about how women experience higher stress levels from major life events than men. 06:15 Aware Appreciation. 08:33 Are you thinking about making a change in your life? Or, maybe a change was thrust on you …

  • 0014: Making Good Choices - How to Create Healthy Habits That Stick

    0014: Making Good Choices - How to Create Healthy Habits That Stick

    16/03/2017 Duração: 23min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes Are you ready to release attachments that are not serving you? There is an element of chaos that accompanies change. But even chaos has structure to it. It is orderly in its own way. Our work is to find easy and practical ways to create order … even in the midst of chaos. It will make a difference and soothe the chaotic feeling that accompanies change. Let’s explore some easy and practical ways to create order in the midst of chaos. In this episode, you will: Find ways to better organize their lives Utilize routine and discipline to help create order amid everyday chaos Consider what it means to live an orderly life Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:46 This particular article was in Forbes. It is titled, “Ten Habits of Incredibly Happy People.” It was the result of a study from Northwestern University that measured the happiness levels of regular people … 04:50 Aware Appreciation. 07:07 Are you ready to release attachments that are not serving you? There is an element of chaos that a

  • 0013: Feeling Stuck in Your Life – Declutter Your Mind

    0013: Feeling Stuck in Your Life – Declutter Your Mind

    09/03/2017 Duração: 22min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes If you are feeling like it’s time to make a change, you may be feeling some fear. One of the big reasons we resist change is fear of the unknown. By proactively cutting ties to something we’ve been attached to, we create space for something new to come in. This is sometimes referred to as a vacuum that the universe is on a mission to fill for you. What if the new isn’t an improvement? It’s a valid fear, but we can meet it head on and redirect it … if we don’t allow it to control us. In this episode, you will: Learn to make change to create space for new in their lives Confront the fear of change Become aware of ways life gets cluttered and learn what to do about it Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:47 The article came from a website called Sparefoot.com and it was titled, “How to Get Your Spouse to Get Organized.” Hopefully, you see the problem with this … 08:20 Aware Appreciation. 10:37 Should you proactively cut ties to something you’ve become attached to? If so, it’s going to crea

  • 0012: Divine Discontentment: Finding Happiness, Satisfaction, and Contentment

    0012: Divine Discontentment: Finding Happiness, Satisfaction, and Contentment

    02/03/2017 Duração: 18min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes Are you content with your life just the way it is? What does it mean to be content? The definition of contentment is the state of being happy and satisfied. Discontent would then be unhappy and unsatisfied. It’s not really black and white though. We never are really content or completely discontent. Certainly, we can be content in some areas and discontent in other areas simultaneously. Rather than buying into the concept of contentment, we’re going to consider an alternate viewpoint. What if contentment is the trap? Freedom lies in our discontent … or what I like to refer to as Divine Discontent. In this episode, you will: Learn what it means to be divinely discontent Consider what’s missing in their lives that would result in more happiness Appreciate the good in their lives and think about how to grow, improve, and expand those positive aspects Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:41 his particular article that I’m sharing with you today is talking about Hoda, who is on the Today sho

  • 0011: Ways to Change Your Life - How to Make Positive Life Changes at Any Age

    0011: Ways to Change Your Life - How to Make Positive Life Changes at Any Age

    23/02/2017 Duração: 23min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes If the objective of good planning is to avoid failure, why bother? Should we just skip the planning and take things as they come? I think we can agree that failure can be quite painful. While you can’t plan for every possibility, planning IS critical to get the most out of every failure. This can be applied to any sort of change of habit that we want to make. In this episode, you will: Learn why planning is important for making changes Prepare for failures and unexpected outcomes Identify the obstacles we anticipate and envision a successful outcome Time Stamped Show Notes: 02:25 I pulled something up from Pyschecentral on the stages of change. I wanted to just talk to you a little bit today about how change happens 06:45 Aware Appreciation. 09:03 One of the reasons we avoid making any significant change in our lives is the fear of failure. Failure can be quite painful. Since it is inevitable . . . 09:33 We often say that this is the most important stage of change, this plannin

  • 0010: Lessons for Success: What We Learn from Failures

    0010: Lessons for Success: What We Learn from Failures

    16/02/2017 Duração: 22min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes If you’re like most humans, failing was discouraged. We would try to hide it, or worse, avoid it by not trying. But, we’re going to learn to celebrate failure. It is failure that precedes growth and development … and success. As you develop awareness, you’re going to have ideas that call you to bigger and better things. If you’re willing to experience some discomfort, the payoff could be HUGE! In this episode, you will: Focus on the dreams you have had and become aware of opportunities Learn what it takes to become proficient in a new activity or hobby Acknowledge what is holding you back from trying something new Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:20 I found this article on the Harvard Business Review talking about strategies to use for learning from failure. This section of the article was really awesome. 06:23 Aware Appreciation. 08:41 If you’re like most humans, failing was discouraged … maybe not even just discouraged, it might have had a big spotlight shown on it that said, “Don

  • 0009: How to Stop Negative Thinking and Self-Sabotaging Behavior

    0009: How to Stop Negative Thinking and Self-Sabotaging Behavior

    09/02/2017 Duração: 21min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes In this episode, we’re going to acquaint ourselves with that voice in our heads. Honestly, some of the things it says seem illogical . . . even irrational. It has tremendous power over us, though, if it is allowed to prattle on unchecked. If we give that voice much freedom, it can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, that voice can actually serve us. But we have to show it who’s boss. In this episode, you will: Develop control over that nagging voice in your head Identify the situations you are most likely to self-sabotage in order to avoid them in the future Learn to engage in positive self-talk to eliminate the negative voice Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:31 There was an article on CNN recently that talked about Uber, if any of you have used Uber . . . 05:02 Aware Appreciation. 07:21 Once we’re starting to make some progress, the voice in your head may get really loud. “Things look great now, but you know that won’t last.” 07:45 How do we reco

  • 0008: How-To Techniques for Managing Emotions-Anger

    0008: How-To Techniques for Managing Emotions-Anger

    02/02/2017 Duração: 19min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes When we bump up against our fellow humans and overreact, it consumes a TON of energy. We need to learn to deal with these upsets more efficiently so we can stay focused on what matters. One of the things that we have to consider as we learn to manage our anger and emotions is how to allow passion and enthusiasm to be alive and well, while at the same time not feel like it’s got to turn to anger and bullying. In this episode, you will: • Learn how to react with intention rather than emotion • Understand which triggering experiences create negative reactions • Identify the causes of emotional reactions that escalate negative situations Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:12 I came across this article from Politico Magazine. I thought it was really interesting because today we are talking about managing emotions and anger management. 04:17 Aware Appreciation. 06:36 Why is it so challenging to live life intentionally and “keep our eye on the ball?” 07:05 In the world of mental health counsel

  • 0007: How to Make Big, Positive Changes in Your Life Intentionally

    0007: How to Make Big, Positive Changes in Your Life Intentionally

    26/01/2017 Duração: 18min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes We know change happens. Wouldn't it be nice if change happened on our own terms? I'm not suggesting we can control everything in our lives, but we can certainly be more deliberate as we create the design and blueprint. We are going to become intentional with the big changes we're making. In this episode, you will: Learn to be more intentional in your choices Focus on the desires and goals that are most important in your life Make choices and actions that bring more joy to your life Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:25 The sages of India observed thousands of years ago that our destiny is ultimately shaped by our deepest intentions and desires. 03:44 Aware Appreciation. 06:03 We know change happens. Wouldn't it be nice if change happened on our own terms? 06:25 What does it mean to be intentional anyway? Well, we could probably all agree that it starts with knowing what you want. 11:41 I want us to be able to put them into good use in our lives and make our lives better … sooner rathe

  • 0006: How to Change Bad Habits Permanently

    0006: How to Change Bad Habits Permanently

    19/01/2017 Duração: 18min

    AwarenessAddicts.com/Episodes Change is inevitable.  But we do have control over it much of the time ... if we are willing to ignite change intentionally. You may be wondering how to change bad habits or behaviors permanently. And ... with intention. It’s going to require that we accept a bit of discomfort in the short term. We can make the process easier. From the happiness book I mentioned last episode, it's clear that even ill-conceived habits create happy chemicals in the brain.   In this episode, you will: Become aware of damaging behaviors the affect happiness Learn how to increase your happiness by eliminating bad habits Develop awareness of actions you can take to improve your long-term happiness Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:16 As I was doing some research for this episode, I came across an old Chinese proverb that says, "In times of great winds, some build bunkers, others build windmills." 04:12 Aware Appreciation. 06:30 Change is inevitable. But we do have control over it much of the time...if we a

  • 0005: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Ways to Increase Your Happiness

    0005: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Ways to Increase Your Happiness

    12/01/2017 Duração: 22min

    How happy are you? If you’re thinking it’s a long way from where you are right now to happy, I’m going to challenge you to try a new approach. If we want to learn to manufacture happiness, examining what I refer to as “newness drug” can provide some much needed insight. Let’s take control over our happiness factory. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:40 In this particular research study conducted by Rutgers University in the US, they found that the presence of flowers triggers positive emotions and heightens feelings of satisfaction. 04:40 Aware Appreciation. 06:59 Have you wondered why it feels so good to be in love . . . especially new love? 07:53 “Are you happy?” Or, “What makes you happy?” Can you answer that question? 08:49 One of the reasons we practice aware appreciation is because we keep adding more “feel good” thoughts as we work through the exercise. 18:46 We need to stay on our own side of the fence but also make sure that it is okay to pursue experiences that meet our own criteria. 19:49 How can I focus

  • 0004: Spiritual, but Not Religious – Difference Between Religion and Spirituality

    0004: Spiritual, but Not Religious – Difference Between Religion and Spirituality

    05/01/2017 Duração: 17min

    In this episode, we’re going to explore a term. You’ve undoubtedly heard of its components but may not have put them together. What is meant by the term “practical spirituality?” If we’re confused trying to differentiate between religion and spirituality, adding practicality to something that is oftentimes illogical can put us into a head spin. Let’s try to make some sense out of it . . . shall we? Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:27 In the news, this was the economic times of India to put things in context, I found an article that talks about spirituality. 03:16 Aware Appreciation. 05:33 Have you heard of the term “practical spirituality?” 05:52 Let’s start by defining practical spirituality. That is not so easy to do since there is no specific term, actually. 07:15 Practical spirituality, from my perspective, means that we are going to take these spiritual practices and apply them in our lives. They are going to make our lives better. 13:11 As I was experiencing the idea of the show . . . practically spiritual c

  • 0002: Understanding Differences Between Appreciation and Gratitude

    0002: Understanding Differences Between Appreciation and Gratitude

    29/12/2016 Duração: 16min

    Practicing aware appreciation is a great way to change my perspective and to help me focus on the things I appreciate rather than things I don’t appreciate. As humans, when things don’t seem to be going the way we think they should be going it is easy to start seeing more things that aren’t going the way we think they should be going. This aware appreciation practice will turn that around and start moving things in a different direction for us. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:03 I read this article recently, it was about combating bullying in schools. This teacher, Captain Louise Le Roux . . . 03:19 Aware Appreciation. 05:38 Are you feeling stuck or confused . . . wondering how you get the creative juices flowing in your life? It's actually not that difficult if you're willing to set aside a few minutes every day to practice. What should you practice? 10:28 Rather than looking for what I don’t appreciate which is what we tend to do much of the times as humans my radar is up for what I do appreciate. 12:15 At

  • 0003: Developing Daily Mindfulness for Problem Solving

    0003: Developing Daily Mindfulness for Problem Solving

    29/12/2016 Duração: 21min

    In my book, Sage Advice, I shared a technique I developed for nurturing awareness. How do you tap into your own source of sage advice? When I wrote the book, I assembled a bunch of concepts that I had already put into practice into what I term the Sage Technique TM. I'll explain what Sage stands for and how to put the technique into practice. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:01 One of the world’s best known trends experts, Daniel Levine, released an article recently where he reveals the top 6 habits you need for success in 2017. 04:01 Aware Appreciation. 06:15 In my book, Sage Advice, I shared a technique I developed for nurturing awareness. How do you tap into your own source of sage advice? 08:07 I assembled a bunch of concepts that I had already put into practice into what I term the Sage Technique. 13:50 As we start applying the SAGE Technique, this is going to nurture our development of awareness. 17:56 Anytime something happens in my life now, I know that it is possible to have a positive outcome. 18:40

  • 0001: Understanding the Relationship between Knowledge and Awareness

    0001: Understanding the Relationship between Knowledge and Awareness

    22/12/2016 Duração: 19min

    In this episode, we are going to talk about the difference between knowledge and awareness. Awareness is what allows the light bulb to flash. As we really practice this and build our muscles around our awareness skills, the idea is to close that gap so we can switch into awareness much more quickly and apply awareness and understanding before we get into something that we regret. Time Stamps Show Notes (click the time stamp to jump directly to that point in the episode.) [01:27] —Do you remember James Arthur Ray? Well he's been in the news again lately. [05:34] —Aware Appreciation. [07:42] —Are you still scratching your head a bit . . . wondering what it means to be aware? Today, we are going to talk about the difference between knowledge and awareness. [11:23] —Because until you have developed that awareness and you do the integration it just isn’t just going to make a difference for you. [12:05] —You are going to learn something and you are going to say, “Oh. Wow! That’s why that situation happened the way

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