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Don’t Just Survive ~ Thrive in a Toxic Workplace ~ Part One

What will it take for us to stop hurting each other and ourselves in the workplace?

If you are a helping professional, you have likely experienced the toxic work environment – maybe, you’re in one right now. You know – high workload demands, lack of time and funding, too much paperwork, disgruntled colleagues, waiting lists, and hard to please supervisors. And we haven’t even touched on the often traumatizing and painful stories that you witness in…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on October 3, 2016 at 9:53am — No Comments

Resonance and Resistance ~ Part Two

Learning through Resonance and Resistance

I like to think about resonance and resistance as key indicators for my own personal growth that challenge me in my ability to stay present and engaged with others. As a helping professional, there may be many times that you feel resonance with someone you are working with or alternatively, resistance to what someone else is saying or doing. Maintaining awareness about your level…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on September 27, 2016 at 8:26am — No Comments

Consciousness and The Book of Joy

My 62nd birthday was yesterday. On Friday I walked into our favorite bookstore and the first one I registered visually was The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. I opened it up and read a few lines and tears started running down my cheeks standing there. Which was unusual for…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on September 26, 2016 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Happy Autumn Equinox

Mabon, (pronounced MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon, or MAH-bawn) is the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark. We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as…


Added by Tara Sutphen - HOST on September 22, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Consciousness and A New Look at Competition

When you are in the win/lose paradigm, competition is present. And is that a good thing? Between watching the Olympics, all levels of football this week, sports channels, video games, politics, business news and my own self as I drive around town, I wondered. Friendly competition, hostile competition when is any of it good or out of balance? Family life of siblings and parents can be filled with competition as favoritism or to toughen…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on September 20, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Resonance and Resistance ~ Part One

Resonance and Resistance – two internal responses that I have found to be so useful in the process of not only hearing my intuition, but also trusting and following it. One often feels more fun than the other!

In this first part, we’ll explore these responses and how we might experience each in terms of our feelings and physical sensations.


What does it mean to have something resonate for you? How do you define that…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on September 19, 2016 at 7:12am — No Comments

Enough About the Gaps – What About the Bounty?

How can we work to transform health care and human services systems?

What seems to be missing from our systems to take them to the next level of efficiency and high quality service in our communities?

Questions like these tend to get us focused on what is missing – things like adequate funding, more resources, streamlined practices, and more effective approaches.

With all the talk about strengths based practice, capacity building, resiliency and…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on September 14, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Consciousness and Buried Truth, Buried Treasure

Each of us is a many layered energy creature acting in dynamic fashion, all at once, incorporating, integrating, releasing information through our perceptual biases of stories and experiences. That is what Life is. That is what we…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on September 13, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Consciousness and Transforming Hate and Pain

Hello All,

I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain. 

                                                                    James Baldwin in Notes of a Native Son

Our pain can take several forms and…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on August 22, 2016 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Consciousness and the Fairy, Tiger,Dragon,Elephant,Whizard,Whaledolph

Consciousness is full of flavor and variety and fun. Our ability to access the wonderful flavors we each embody makes for an enriching sense of awareness and wonder. Whole brain states rock!

In group we all sat together in the common ground of Well Being, Heart Centered Awareness and our…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on August 15, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Consciousness and The Shared Moment

Consciousness is collective and individual in experience and being. When everything is

reduced to particles and vibrations there is no me, you, separateness, no other embodied. For there is no thing when one is in the Infinite Sea of Potential.

How do we…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on August 8, 2016 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Consciousness and Now Two Golden Pelvises

Hello All,

This last week we continued our exploration of…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on August 3, 2016 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Consciousness and the Golden Pelvis

Joan and I enjoyed out time at the Conscious Wellness Expo in Kent, Wa. What I noticed from the people who stopped at our booth were people not familiar with Consciousness Technologies and Heart Centered Awareness. They were feeling unsettled about the world and looking for something. When I connected them to themselves as Consciousness, the Peace that they were looking for was present. Free of the emotional hype media train we can find ourselves riding.

Peace is in each of us.…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on July 25, 2016 at 11:26am — No Comments

10 Questions to Help You Create Your Ideal Work Life

How you answer these questions will reveal the impact your work has on you, your community, and your world.

1. As a result my work, was anyone harmed or made unhealthy?

2. As a result of my work, was anyone diminished?

3. To do my work, was anyone required to earn less than they ought to, expose themselves to negative work environments or unhealthy work conditions?

4. Through my work, are the contracts I make with others mutually…


Added by Dr. Kate Siner - HOST on July 21, 2016 at 7:23am — No Comments

Consciousness and Peace/ Can you FEEL PEACE RIGHT NOW?

Hello Out There,

(I wrote the following last Thursday afternoon Pacific. With the time difference events in Nice, France had happened. I did not hear about it until later that night. And then on Sunday, a man was shooting with intention to kill and harm. I am always struck by synchronistic actions in the world. Peace is what is needed. Love, j)…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on July 18, 2016 at 11:56am — No Comments

What You Love To Do Is What You're Meant To Do.

Living your purpose is the key to your fulfillment. When you embrace your life purpose, you commit your effort to what you’re best able to do. And this has infinite positive outcomes.

Living your life purpose blooms a sense of wellness throughout your entire life.  You experience true harmony because you’re not emotionally invested in any particular outcome and so you’re better able to make lemonade when life gives you lemons.

Each and every one of us wrestles…

Added by Dr. Kate Siner - HOST on June 28, 2016 at 7:09am — No Comments

Consciousness and the Habituated Thought

Habituated thoughts can be like choice fruit. You can have a handful but you are going to only pick the same one over and over. It becomes mesmerizing. It has this seductive quality. It reaches someplace inside that other thought doesn't reach. We slip into…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on June 27, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments

What Intention is Really All About

One of the main problems we run into when we create something new is that we focus on what we don’t want so much so that we forget to get clear about what we do want. This is true whether we’re starting a new business, a new relationship, or a new habit.

Inevitably, when we pay more attention to what we don’t want we’re not able to see what we do want and how we can make it happen.

Intention is a big buzz word these days – from yoga classes to…


Added by Dr. Kate Siner - HOST on June 20, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Power Games

Power Games ©2016 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Again, it seems, we're collectively going through a seismic shift. Momentous changes are happening. People are being rocked to their core. There are strong reactions on one side or another.

What the heck is going on? And what can we do about it?

There's an increase Consciousness happening. We know that. It's been happening, it continues to happen, why does it feel like such a big,…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on June 15, 2016 at 9:13am — No Comments


Day-in and day-out, I talk to people who want to find their life purpose. I make a point to pay close attention to what my clients, associates and colleagues say as they describe the purpose-driven life they seek to live. As I see it, my job is not simply to respond to what I hear, but rather to figure out how I can help those around me get what they really need to feel happier, healthier and more successful.

When people talk about finding their purpose they often…


Added by Dr. Kate Siner - HOST on June 15, 2016 at 8:06am — No Comments

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