Bad Words – Not The Ones You May Think

Bad Words - Not The Ones You May Think - Providence Life Coach and Reiki Counselor
Bad Words. We all use them. Some of us even take pride in the frequency and force of how we use them. But which bad words are actually, well, bad? There are George Carlin's Seven Words You Can't Say on TV. Are they the true bad words? Each one of us has our own definition of bad words. These inner lists may come from our family, our neighborhood or culture. When I was an English Teacher is in South Korea, I was amazed at how Koreans do not get offended by a kid giving an adult "the middle finger". It happens very regularly. Also fascinating is that Koreans are very ...

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Tich Nhat Hahn Interview with Oprah Winfrey

This is a beautiful Tich Nhat Hahn Interview with Oprah Winfrey. Tich Nhat Hahn is one of the great Teachers of our time. For those who do not know of him,  Tich Nhat Hahn has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace and an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War, which is his native land. He has taught many in meditation and mindfulness. He has several monastic communities around the world with the head Temple named Plum Village in Southeast France. Martin Luther King Jr. called Tich That Hahn "an apostle of peace and nonviolence". Tich Nhat Hahn Interview with Oprah Winfrey - Providence Life Coachi and Reiki Counselor ...

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The 4 Qualities Of A Conscious Relationship

A few years back I wrote a piece Providence Life Coach Dating Success Series - Conscious Coupling . When I saw the article, which is copied below, The 4 Qualities Of A Conscious Relationship, I thought it was time to add some new content to this conversation on creating positive, lasting relationships. I really appreciate what Shelly Bullard has written, especially the first quality; "The conscious couple is not attached to the outcome of the relationship - growth comes first."  This so important and often overlooked. We are so desperate to make relationships last that we forget that our personal and collective growth as people is an even greater goal. If we grow, our relationship grows, it is inevitable. Many people grow to "save" the relationship. This is courageous but it is an end to a means. We need to grow whether the relationship continues or not. The 4 Qualities Of A Conscious Relationship - Providence Life Coach and Reiki Counselor
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Rules For Fair Fighting In Relationships

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Rules for fair fighting. It sounds like an oxymoron. If you take a minute to reflect, most of us suck when it comes to arguing and fighting with the people we love. I was not talking about your partner, I'm talking about you. Me too. Of all the things that we are taught by our families, friends, schools and culture, it is rare that children are well-trained in how to manage conflict in a meaningful and productive way.  Let's explore one of the many sets of rules for fair fighting in relationships together.   Rules For Fair Fighting In Relationships - Providence Life Coach and Reiki Counselor ...

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First Degree Reiki Training at Providence Zen

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Cumberland Reiki Training at Providence Zen Center October 21 & 22 from 1-6 Saturday and Sunday. First Degree Traditional Usui Reiki Training is where all new Reiki students begin their Traditional Usui Reiki Training. In this class, students receive all four First Degree Reiki Attunements, practice sharing and experience receiving Reiki and be ready to share Reiki with friends, family and emergency situations. First Degree Traditional Usui Reiki Training is offered as a two-day Training. The fee for the two-day training is $175. Cumberland Reiki Training - First Degree Reiki Training at Providence Zen Center - Providence Life Coaching Reiki Counseling - Woman receiving reiki treatment. ...

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Why Nice Guys Stay Single – So Do Bad Boys

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When I first saw the heading, "Why Nice Guys Stay Single", I rolled me eyes, at least I tried. I have never perfected eye-rolling. I thought to myself, "Another article written by a bitter, single woman who likes bad boys who treat her like shit". I was completely wrong. I have no idea if Kathryn Hogan is single, but she is definitely not bitter and incredibly perceptive. Here is a quote from this article, if this does not move you, no need to read further.
"What women—evolved, mature, powerful women—actually need is a man who embodies the divinity of manhood. This may sound mystical, but it’s not. Every man is sacred, can touch the sacred masculine within him, can be a man who stands in compassion, loyalty, and honor, who cares enough to realize that only his true, unfiltered presence is good enough for this world. A man with a powerful heart, who can hold a woman in his presence, who can weather her emotional storms, who is nourished by being near her, and sees her divinity, and gives endlessly of himself."
This article explores why being a nice guy will only get you so far. You must dive deeper into yourself and express all that makes you, you. The real you. The authentic you. Nice guys are men that are hiding from themselves, and the women they wish to connect with and love. No more Mr. Nice Guy (see Alice Cooper song below for kicks). Why Nice Guys Stay Single - Providence Life Coach and Reiki Counselor  
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Women & Booze: Is Everything We Know About Alcoholism Wrong? – mindbodygreen.com

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This is an interesting article on Women & Booze. The main thesis is that men and women interact with alcohol differently, therefore, Alcoholic Anonymous is not the best option for women, since many are not alcoholic according to the author. There are several important points she raises about women & booze such as the lack of ability of A.A, to adapt and update program elements that may not make sense any longer, or maybe never did. This is valid and I have presented similar thoughts before. In addition, the chapter, "To Wives" was not actually written by ...

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