How Do You Focus?

How Do You Focus?

Michael Poland writes about two kinds of consciousness. I think of them as two types of awareness. He calls them the lantern and the spotlight. As children, we have more of a lantern style. We are just getting used to the world and have a lot to learn. In looking at...

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Roles, Changing Again?

Roles, Changing Again?

Many times in our lives we make changes to the roles we are in. Sometimes it's a new job, sometimes a new relationship. Or the role may be one we’ve been in before, but the players and place have changed. Regardless of how the roles and circumstances have changed, we...

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How’s That Working for You?

How’s That Working for You?

I've found that my automatic reaction to a situation isn't always the best. But it's automatic, so it's difficult to see. When I notice I'm getting the same, unwanted results, I ask the simple question, How's that working for you, Beth? This is how I start to question...

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Precipice of Change?

Precipice of Change?

Do you ever feel like there are a lot of things in your life that are just about to change? I just had a great time with my cousins who I haven’t seen in a while. In fact, I remember him as a young child vs the Ph.D. he is today. Lately, I've been thinking about how...

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People Can Represent an Issue for You

People Can Represent an Issue for You

Have you ever found yourself always feeling frustrated when you’re around someone? It doesn't matter what they say or do, it upsets you just the same. I found myself there this last week with someone close to me. It was frustrating because I had lots of emotion, but...

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Thanks for the Experience!

Thanks for the Experience!

Thanks for the Experience! I bet that’s not a phrase you’ve often said. I said it to myself after slipping and falling to the ground. After I said, "Ouch!!?#" We often judge an experience on the outcome. Was it successful or a failure - good or bad? Only rarely do we...

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Life and Chess

Life and Chess

I've taken up learning chess in the past year. I became interested in the game after watching The Queen's Gambit on Netflix. I was captured by the game and the players. I'm no good at it, but I find it fascinating to play. The depth of the game that takes place on 64...

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You Are Exactly Where You Should Be

You Are Exactly Where You Should Be

You are exactly where you should be. That seems to conflict with what we’re told. Why on earth would you choose to be where you are now? When you look at 'successful' people, I’m guessing you think they are living larger and more abundantly than you are. Their lives...

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New Ventures Start with Dreaming

New Ventures Start with Dreaming

Whatever you are focused on is what you bring into your life. So how do you make the shift to actually do something different? The first step and a very fun one is to start dreaming. Answering the question of 'what do I really want' is a challenge for many people. But...

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Pros and Cons of Goals

Pros and Cons of Goals

Today there is much focus on setting goals to get more out of life, but there are both positives and negatives to having them. Oftentimes, when you set a goal, you not only set what you want to happen but you also tie in the way it should happen. When we focus on the...

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Showing Gratitude for Others

Showing Gratitude for Others

This past week Peter and I were in Florida for the memorial service for his brother Stephen. It was so special to see so many people come to spend time together and share memories. There was a brief memorial service and as you could imagine lots of tears and sniffles....

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Peter@PeterBostwick.com

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