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Friday, 28 September 2012

Raw Food Recipe - Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce - A Raw Diet & Raw Recipe

Raw Food Recipe - Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce 


Raw food author and chef Jennifer Cornbleet shows you how to make a quick, easy and delicious gluten-free raw pasta out of zucchini, which is topped with raw marinara sauce. From her DVD, Raw Food Made Easy - see below video to purchase.




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Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Treat Yourself With Kindness for Success

Treat Yourself With Kindness for Success

A growing body of research, including new studies by Berkeley’s Juliana Breines and Serena Chen, suggests that treating yourself with kindness and having self-compassion, rather than building self-esteem, may be the key to being successful in life. Self-compassion leads to higher levels of personal well-being, optimism and happiness, and to less anxiety and depression.

Self-compassion is being willing to look at your own mistakes and shortcomings with kindness and understanding.  Then you accept that to be human is to make mistakes sometimes. 

When you have problems and you are self-compassionate, you neither judge yourself harshly, nor feel the need to defend yourself loudly by talking about how good you are.  You don't need to shout loud to protect your ego.

People who experience self-compassion are more likely to see their weaknesses as something they can work on.  Self-compassion increases your motivation to improve so that you can avoid making the same mistake again in the future.This new approach to confident learning can improve your performance at work.


Why is self-compassion so powerful? In large part, because it is non-evaluative – in other words, your ego is more or less out of the picture.  You can confront your flaws and foibles head on.  That means you can have a realistic sense of your abilities and your actions, and figure out what needs to be done differently next time. You are more ready to take risks.

When your focus is on protecting your self-esteem, you can’t afford to look at yourself with complete honesty. It might be too painful. You can’t acknowledge the need for improvement, because it means acknowledging weaknesses and shortcomings – threats to self-esteem that create feelings of anxiety and depression. 

If you would like support from a coach in developing your self compassion, please get in touch.

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

How to Deal with a Flirtatious Coworker!

How to Deal with a Flirtatious Coworker!

While is some countries sexual harassment in the office is illegal, in others it is not.  And in any case sometimes, flirtation that may or may not be harassment is simply unwelcome.  This short video gives you some ideas about how to deal with a flirtatious co-worker, while maintaining harmony in the office.


Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

How to Make Herbal Infused Oils


How to Make Herbal Infused Oils



Learn how to make herbal infused oils that you can use for herbal salve, lip balm recipes, or by itself as an herb oil. In this video we make calendula oil by using calendula with sweet almond oil and comfrey oil by infusing comfrey in olive oil. This video is from http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/ 



Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Monday, 24 September 2012

Jack Canfield: Create Your Attitude

Jack Canfield: Create Your Attitude

Jack Canfield as the founder and co-creator of the New York Times No. 1 best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.  The series currently has over 35 titles and 53 million copies in print in over 32 languages. You can find a selection of his books on the carousel below

What you may not know is that Jack is also the founder of Self Esteem Seminars located in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and employees in how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals. Jack is also the Founder of The Foundation for Self Esteem located in Culver City, California, which provides self-esteem resources and trainings to social workers, welfare recipients and human resource professionals.


Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Friday, 21 September 2012

Something Just for Today - Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves

Something Just For Today - Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves

Born on February 2, 1963,  when she was nine, her father taught Eva to play the guitar and she began to play and sing at family gatherings. At 11, Eva began singing and playing guitar in a band called Easy Street. But due to her shyness, she struggled with performing in front of strangers. 
Throughout the 1980s, she worked with several other bands and as well as wok ring as a propagator at a plant nursery and as a furniture painter. In her free time, she explored other artistic expressions including painting, sculpting and jewelry design.  
After working with various bands, in 1993, she was honored by the Washington Area Music Association with a Wammie award for the Vocalist Jazz/Traditional category. The next year she was invited to perform at the event and chose to sing "Over the Rainbow". A Washington Times review of the event called her performance "a show-stopper". (Her's is still the only version of that song that I like to listen to.) She took home two Wammies that night, again for Vocalist Jazz/Traditional and also for Roots Rock/Traditional R&B
In 1993, Eva had a malignant mole removed from her back. Three years later, during a promotional event for her album Live at Blues Alley album in July 1996, she noticed an ache in her hips, which she attributed to stiffness from painting murals while perched atop a stepladder. The pain persisted and a few weeks later, X-rays revealed that the melanoma had spread to her lungs and bones. Her doctors estimated she had three to five months to live. 
Eva opted for aggressive treatment, but her health deteriorated rapidly. In the early fall, at a benefit concert for her at the Bayou, she made her final public appearance, closing the set with "What a Wonderful World" in front of an audience of friends, fans and family. 
Additional chemotherapy was ineffective, and within six weeks she had died
After Eva's death, local folk singer Grace Griffith introduced her last recording to Bill Straw from her label, Blix Street Records. Straw approached the Cassidy family to put together a new album. In 1998, a compilation of tracks from Cassidy's three released recordings was assembled into the CD Songbird
This CD lingered in relative obscurity for two years until being given airplay by Terry Wogan on his wide-reaching BBC Radio 2 show in the UK, Wake Up to Wogan, following recommendation by his producer Paul Walters. The album sold more than 100,000 copies in the following months. The New York Times spoke of her "silken soprano voice with a wide and seemingly effortless range, unerring pitch and a gift for phrasing that at times was heart-stoppingly eloquent."
Before Christmas of 2000, in the UK, Top Of The Pops 2 aired a video of Cassidy performing "Over the Rainbow", which resulted in Songbird climbing steadily up the UK charts over the next few weeks. Just as ITV's Tonight with Trevor McDonald aired a feature on Cassidy, the album topped the chart. Shot at Blues Alley by a friend with a camcorder the same night her last album was recorded, the video became the most requested video ever shown on Top Of The Pops 2. 
"There's an undeniable emotional appeal in hearing an artist who you know died in obscurity singing a song about hope and a mystical world beyond everyday life", wrote The Guardian.
Here just for you, this first day of Autumn, is Eva Cassidy singing Autumn leaves;

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Dealing with Shame & Empathy by Dr. Brené Brown

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Dealing with Shame & Empathy by Dr. Brené Brown

Today a video from one of my favourite academics, Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW. She is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her topics of study include vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Her work has been featured on PBS, NPR, TED, and CNN. This is an excerpt from her new psycho-educational shame-resilience curriculum, Brené is a University of Houston researcher and educator. She discusses the destructive nature of shame and the healing power of empathy.


You can find her books on the carousel

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Want to develop the Personal Development Mindset?  Would you like to reach your career goals and aspirations, while having a fulfilling home and personal life? Find out more at this link
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Inspiring Quotes on Courage

Inspiring Quotes on Courage


Do you face a challenge today.  Below are some inspiring, uplifting and motivational COURAGE Quotes. Enjoy it!! For more quotes like this visit their website www.davidsquotes.com


Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Are you shy? Learn how to make friends in new situations.

Are you shy?  Learn how to make friends in new situations.


Even if you are a shy person, you can make learn to make friends quickly in new situations . Remember, everyone is a little shy (some people are just better at hiding it!).  Here Marie Dubuque gives some simple and wise tips on how to start making friends and fitting in, whether you are in a new school, a different job, or any new situation. Try concentrate on the other person - find out about them and their interests.  You will be surprised how quickly people respond.



Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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