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Happiness is When the Cat Purrs

Someone once told me a story. A woman had been living a miserable life. Her husband was a  bully who tried to control her completely. Over the years her creative spirit slowly eroded away. She couldn't see how she would ever be happy. How could she find the confidence to leave and make another life?  One of the few joys in her life, was her cat.  The family lived in small flat in a large city. Husband insisted they kept the cat inside. The cat seems healthy enough but the woman noticed she never purred. Circumstances changed and they moved to a new flat. It was much larger, light and airy. There were two balconies. The woman loved the new place and so, apparently, did the cat. One day the woman heard a new sound - her silent cat had begun to purr. And the purring became a habit. With more freedom, light and fresh air, the cat was much happier. It took the woman a little longer to find her happiness. But one day she met someone who inspired and supported her. That
Feeling stressed? Learn to be present! Wendy Smith is a Career Coach and Life Coach   helping you to solve difficult problems at work Many of the great religions talk about the value of being able to sit quietly in the present. Sometimes this is a prelude to prayer – sometimes sitting in the present is the prayer or at perhaps a step on the way to enlightenment.  But only recently have we understood the psychological value of being wholly in the present, with or without the religion. I work with clients who feel stressed. And being able to bring themselves wholly into the present can be a great help to them. Here is what I teach them to do. My practice of presence! Find yourself a quiet spot.  This can be a pleasant spot within your home, or somewhere quiet at work.  It is great if you can do the exercise out of doors in your garden or even on a park bench.  But you need somewhere where you can sit for a few minutes and not be disturbed.  First, focus

Problems Sleeping? Here Is A Relaxing 10 Talkdown to Sleep

Problems Sleeping? Here Is A Relaxing 10 Minute Talkdown to Sleep  For more guided meditations from the same people go here: http://tinyurl.com/meditateTHG

Finding your quiet place!

Finding your quiet place! Lots of us have one already – a quiet place that we like to visit or at the very least remember. It can be a great source of solace when times are hard. Or simply when things are a bit fraught. But do you know that your quiet place doesn't have to be out there? It can just as easily be inside you if you take the time to find it. And once found, of course, it becomes completely portable. You can take it with as you travel about your busy life. To find your quiet place you need first to find a somewhere to do the work. Find a room or open space that feels safe for you. Sit comfortably. Now follow these simple steps. ·         Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth slowly. ·         Fill up the whole of your lungs with air, without forcing. ·         Imagine you're filling up a bottle, so that your lungs fill from the bottom. ·         Breathe in slowly and regularly counting from one to five (don’t worry if

An easy, basic, meditation technique for beginners

An easy, basic, meditation technique for beginners  Easy Meditation  An easy, basic meditation technique for beginners with Amamda Russell from BEXLIFE  http://bit.ly/bexpeace

Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in strange positions.) You can find free resources from Any to help you at this link  www.getsomeheadspace.com TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/ted

The Simplest Way To Relax

The Simplest Way To Relax Most relaxation techniques combine breathing more deeply with relaxing your muscles. Don't worry if you find it difficult to relax at first. It's a skill that needs to be learned and it will come with practice. Practise for three to five minutes, two to three times a day! You can use this technique whenever you feel the need to calm down! Relaxed breathing Practise deep breathing at a regular time and in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Loosen or remove any tight clothes and make yourself comfortable! If you can, sit in a comfortable chair which supports your head or lie on the floor or bed. Place your arms on the chair arms, or flat on the floor or bed, a little bit away from the side of your body with the palms up. If you’re lying down, stretch out your legs, keeping them hip-width apart or slightly wider. If you’re sitting in a chair, don’t cross your legs. Good relaxation always starts with focusing on your breathin

Simple Relaxation

Simple Relaxation - A Visualization A basic relaxation technique. For more information see http://relaxationsanctuary.blogspot.com/ Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk. Don't forget to ask about the Summer Special Offer  CV review and interview preparation and coaching to improve your confidence and self esteem are a speciality

Feeling Stressed: How To Calm Down In 10 Seconds

Feeling Stressed: How To Calm Down In 10 Seconds This video is from Steve Pavilanis, the author of the popular anxiety self-help book "A Life Less Anxious." Steve suffered for over 5 years from Panic Attacks and Extreme Social Anxiety. Now he helps others. Visit:  http://www.ALifeLessAnxious.com  for your Free 23-Page Guide. Visit him on Facebook:  http://www.Facebook.com/ALifeLessAnxious   to get the first 55-pages of his award-winning book "A Life Less Anxious" for Free. Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own

Centering Meditation with Esther Teule

Centering Meditation with Esther Teule Esther Teule guides you through a centering meditation.  This can be helpful to ground yourself and draw the energy back into yourself when life is becoming a bit demanding and busy. It can be used as a centering before your yoga practice or before any activity when you want to be fully yourself. More meditation with Esther here: http://www.ekhartyoga.com/teachers/es... Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home. CV review and interview preparation and coaching to improve your confidence and s

Stress Management: Muscle Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management: Muscle Relaxation Techniques Learn how to relax with muscle relaxation techniques in this stress management video. Expert: Samantha Ibarguen  You can find out more about her at www.igwell.com Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk. Don't forget to ask about the Summer Special Offer  CV review and interview preparation and coaching to improv

GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION TALKDOWN - Insomnia - Relaxation

GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION TALKDOWN - Insomnia - Relaxation A new post from me at The Writing Wolf; Dog days or the long hot days of summer.  wp.me/p6V71L-gF   #amwriting   #writingwolf Drift off to sleep with this blissfully calm talk-down. Features very high quality ocean wave sounds - you can almost taste the sea air.  This is another guided meditation from my favourite   TheHonestGuys Channel ; You can find more at  http://www.meditainment.com/free-meditation-content/ Wendy Smith is a Life Coach with Career and Business Coaching skills. She helps people have the confidence they need to be successful at work while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at  wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com Book your free taster coaching session with Wendy  here

Guided Meditation - Blissful Deep Relaxation

Guided Meditation - Blissful Deep Relaxation I love this. It is a guided meditation that will gently ease you into a state of blissfully deep relaxation. For this and other great meditations go to: http://tinyurl.com/meditateTHG Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel,   The Wolf Project.   Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! To find out more email  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com , find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.   A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk.  And remember there are great benefits to be achieved from coaching by phone or Skype. CV review and interview preparation a speciality

Music to relax to!

Music to relax to! Sit back and just enjoy! Music, sounds of nature and pictures Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel,   The Wolf Project.   Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career 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 CV review and interview preparation a speciality

Relax with Buddhist Meditation Music

Relax With Buddhist Meditation Music  Something to enjoy. Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel,   The Wolf Project.   Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career 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 CV review and interview preparation a speciality

Breathing Meditation -- A Guided Meditation

Breathing Meditation -- A Guided Meditation This guided meditation is from http://www.quietmindcafe.com and is one part of a three-part relaxation and stress management system. Use this sympathetic breathing guided meditation for profound relaxation and stress relief. This breathing technique calms and balances the autonomic nervous system, which drives your fight or flight response.  For a complete relaxation practice use Simple Relaxation to relax the muscles of the body and the somatic nervous system. Use Quiet Mind to restore the experience of calm and balance to the mind and central nervous system. Finally, use Sympathetic Breathing to restore profound relaxation to the heart and autonomic nervous system -- your fight or flight response. Together these three practices form a profound relaxation system that is important for any stress management or stress relief practice. Get the Audio for your iPod or a CD at  this link.  Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She hel

A Great Way To Quiet Your Mind!

 A Great Way To Quiet Your Mind!  A very gentle visual meditation with music - best watched full screen. Did you enjoy kaleidoscopes as a kid? From http://www.bkwsu.org - Free Meditation Courses in more than 120 countries. 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 Related articles Stress and the HR Professional How To Be A Stay At Home Mom A Course in Personal Time Management From Brian Tracy Feel the energy in your own healing hands!

A Self Calming Meditation For Kids With Bedtime Story

A Self Calming Meditation For Kids With Bedtime Story Children will love to experience belly breathing with playful sea otters and a sea child. "Sea Otter Cove" story by Lori Lite in book, eBook and CD/mp3 is teaches an effective, self-calming technique also known as "diaphragmatic breathing." .  Proper breathing can lower stress and anxiety levels. It can be used to decrease pain and anger. Delightful characters and easy breathing encourage your child to slow down, relax, and fall asleep peacefully.  Available to purchase at: Stress Free Kids Website: http://tinyurl.com/3jjoqjb iTunes: http://bit.ly/haBIgv 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 writi

Music to Comfort

Music to Comfort This is a day when lots of us need comfort - here are the gentle and soothing sounds of a harp and nature.  Close your eyes and lay back. Dan Gibson Woodland Harp (Solitudes) You can buy the album here Woodland Harp (Solitudes)   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 Related articles Inspiring Quotes on Courage Just say no - the Great Stephen Covey on Setting Priorities Are you shy? Learn how to make friends in new situations. How to Deal with a Flirtatious Coworker!