How to Use An Artist’s Date to Have a More Full and Satisfying Life

by Stacey Curnow

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” – C.G. Jung Julia Cameron, who wrote the fabulous book The Artist’s Way, created the idea of the Artist’s Date – and I’m a big fan […]

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How To Use Your Thoughts To Break Free Of A Nightmare

by Stacey Curnow

Have you ever had the feeling that your thoughts were more foe than friend? For me, there’s always a theme to my stressful thoughts and they involve events over which I have no control. In the spring of 1999, a tornado ripped a massive old oak tree out of my backyard and threw it into […]

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How to Be of Service Without Burning Out

by Stacey Curnow

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least . ~ Goethe I believe there are 3 essential variables that make up a happy and satisfying life: novelty, challenge and service. Pair those variables with the Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) and I think you have […]

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Proven Ways to Achieve Your Big Dreams with Small Steps

by Stacey Curnow

Here’s the thing: Human beings are wired to seek novelty and challenge. It may sound nice to live on the beach sipping fruity drinks all day, but the reality is that no one really wants to do that all the time. So we reach and stretch and find that we always have a little (if […]

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How To Turn Your Vulnerability Into Strength

by Stacey Curnow

As Joko Beck, an American Buddhist nun, writes in Everyday Zen: So a relationship is a great gift, not because it makes us happy-it often doesn’t-but because any intimate relationship, if we view it as practice, is the clearest mirror we can find. I don’t spend much time looking in a mirror these days. Like […]

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How to Awaken Your Greatness When You Don’t Feel That Great

by Stacey Curnow

One of my coaching clients (let’s call her Sonia) recently went through a divorce. She has worked hard to get to a place where she can appreciate all the good that came from the relationship. Her teen-aged daughter is foremost in her appreciation. But it is also in relation to her daughter that she struggles […]

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How To Be Brave When You’re Off The Beaten Path

by Stacey Curnow

Helen Keller once said, “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” I would amend that statement to include “and if we never got off the beaten path.” If we try, we can remember our own past bravery as a way to help us feel more […]

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How to Take Charge of Your Fears

by Stacey Curnow

Whether you call your negative thoughts your fears, your inner critic or your Ego, you probably think your life would be so much better without those thoughts, right? Not So Fast… I don’t think your negative thinking is a problem. In fact I think you can benefit in a big way if you really listen […]

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Does Love Mean You Shouldn’t Leave (An Argument)?

by Stacey Curnow

In an issue of Oprah magazine Jerry Seinfeld talks about marriage. He says that one of his ground rules in an argument with his wife is that they both have to stay in the room until they work their differences out. “In fact,” he continues, “I said this to my wife the other day: ‘I […]

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5 Steps to Focus On to Achieve Your Goals

by Stacey Curnow

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” ~ Anatole France I haven’t read every personal development or self-realization book out there, but I suspect that every one of them has at least a chapter that’s all about defining your dreams and focusing on what […]

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