Be Alive In The Present

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We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh

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Look Within

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It takes a level of self-love, of dedication and determination to live your greatest life. So, look within. Look at every area of your life and ask yourself these questions: Am I on course? Am I growing mentally, emotionally and spiritually? Anything that is blocking that, anything that is preventing you from living your greatest life, make the tough decision to let it go.

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On Attracting Your Dream Partner

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I recommend that you become your dream partner first. Everything that you want in your dream partner – give that to yourself. Look at the list that you’ve written of your dream partner and become that person. Really enjoy your relationship with yourself. And work on yourself. Do personal development. Seek support. Surround yourself with amazing people. And your dream partner will come into your life.
Juliet Allen

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Want To Improve Your Communication Skills?

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1. Listen carefully when others are speaking. Keep your mouth shut and focus totally on them.

2. Never, ever talk over other people. This is disrespectful and a real turn off.

3. Even if the person leaves an hour between each word, resist the temptation to complete their sentence for them.

4. Don’t interrupt — let the other person finish. Then, acknowledge what they’ve shared before adding your own thoughts.

5. Paraphrase or summarise what’s just been shared. It shows that you have listened and are keen to understand.

6. Maintain good eye contact as this says you’re interested, and that the speaker and their story are important to you.

Online Counselling College

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