Laura’s Blog

Lightbulb Moment: Are You a Human Being – or a Human Having?

September 13th, 2013 by Laura Longley

Lightbulb  Moment The Laura Longley Show September 3, 2013 You can listen to the entire show here: http://laurallongley.com/radio/2013-09-03-steve-iacoboni/ From the show transcript: I’m going to move right in to talking about this week’s Light Bulb Moment. Usually I do a little preview at this time in the show and then do the show. But, we’re…

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Who Are You REALLY Judging?

September 12th, 2013 by Laura Longley

I have noticed over the past several months how judgmental I am of others. Not verbally, but in my mind. I know that whenever I’m judging someone else, it really is about me, but this hasn’t reduced my judging. In fact, recently it seems to have escalated, so it’s really been “in my face,” but…

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What Do You Need To Tell The Truth?

September 10th, 2013 by Laura Longley

My mother and I have not always had an easy relationship. This might be news to her (part of the problem is that I’m not sure how aware she is). Recently she has taken an interest in my radio show. As you know if you listen to the show, I frequently use myself and my…

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Choosing Peace and Happiness Over Anger and Turmoil

September 9th, 2013 by Laura Longley

This morning at 4 AM I awoke to some noise in the street outside. I got up and looked out the window. Once I got over how foggy it was (totally unexpected!), I saw that they were delivering some heavy equipment to the new construction site across the street from my apartment. As I went…

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Using A “Silent Retreat” to Process Difficult Emotions

May 24th, 2013 by Laura Longley

A few weeks ago I went on self-designed silent retreat. As per my usual experience over the last 6 months, nothing went anything like the way that I had planned it or what I expected. That’s been one of my lessons I’m finally starting to realize. I need to be letting go of some expectations…

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YOUR INNER CRITIC: Don’t Let it Block Your Success – Guest Post by Doris Helge, Ph.D.

January 21st, 2013 by Laura Longley

Whether you’re self-employed or you work for someone else, your inner critic can deflate your business confidence and success like a sharp tack destroys a balloon. It can be very difficult to focus on your strategic plan when you’re bombarded by mental chatter like, “You don’t know what you’re doing” or “You’ll never succeed.” One…

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Share Your Gratitude for 2012!

December 31st, 2012 by Laura Longley

On today’s Dr. Pat Show (archive at www.blueheronwisdomradio.com) we talked about what we were grateful for in 2012. By sharing our gratitude we inspire others to be grateful in their lives, and we feel happier by focusing on what is right for us. Come and share your gratitude by commenting here.

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Small and Spotty – Good Enough!

November 12th, 2012 by Laura Longley

A while ago I had been struggling with getting started on writing some materials for a course I wanted to give on finding your ideal career. Now, I have been working with people to do this for several years, and I certainly know how to help someone figure out what their ideal career is. But…

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Edinburgh Day 4: Scaling the Heights – The Value of a Support Group

November 5th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano, right in Edinburgh, and is part of Holyrood Park. In preparation for my trip to Edinburgh I joined some Meetups (as mentioned in an earlier post –www.meetup.com), and one of these was a Walking and Socialising (British spelling on Socialising) group. I have always loved to walk for exercise,…

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Edinburgh Day 3: The Joy of Accents

November 3rd, 2012 by Laura Longley

I recently joined Toastmasters in Seattle. I have realized that part of my calling, or purpose, is to do public speaking. I’m already comfortable speaking in front of a group, but I wanted to get a little more polished and I knew Toastmasters could help me with that. Because I only started going to Toastmasters…

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