Posts Tagged ‘laura allan’

It’s Okay to be “Selfish” Your Authenticity is a Gift to the World

October 15th, 2012 by Laura Longley

I have been feeling selfish and self-centered lately. It’s all about me, me, me. Our culture pays lip service to those who are selfless, and beats up those who are selfish – even as they reward them with high salaries, endorsement payments, and more. As the daughter of a narcissist, I am probably even more…

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What’s In a Name? A Lot

June 21st, 2012 by Laura Longley

I’ve decided to legally change my name. I’m going to drop my married name and go back to using my maiden name. This doesn’t sound like such a big deal, but for me there are emotions and history associated with this name change that makes it feel like a triumph for me. My name has…

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The Blue Heron Wisdom Internet TV Show Goes Live Today!

June 14th, 2012 by Laura Longley

If you have enjoyed reading my posts here (which I will continue to do), you might also enjoy tuning into the inaugural episode of my new Internet TV Show, Blue Heron Wisdom. To find out more about the show and to watch the archives, go here: http://www.realcoachingradio.net/content/blue-heron-wisdom To tune in live at 7 PM Pacific /…

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Why Do I Resist Showing Appreciation to Others?

May 22nd, 2012 by Laura Longley

I have been aware for quite some time that I have difficulty expressing appreciation for others unless what they have done is significantly above and beyond. On surveys I’m loathe to rate anyone (or anything) a 5 out of 5, even when there’s nothing that could be improved. I hate standing ovations. Very occasionally I…

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Is the Answer No, Slow, or Go?

May 18th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Yesterday I was reminded of a saying that all prayers are answered, but the answer isn’t always “yes.” I have been reinventing myself, and my coaching practice, as I become more and more authentic. This reinvention has led to the need for a new branding for my business and a new website. I had talked…

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