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Jon F. Hansen
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It's Just a Butterfly

Picture this. A group of men are working outside, loading furniture into a pickup truck. A monarch butterfly flits past, dips down to check out the truck, then disappears into the bushes. "I wonder .
(August 11, 2008)
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Where's Your Center of Balance?

Once upon a time, I was a marathon runner. So I was intrigued when a friend mentioned a radio story she'd heard about a new technique to help people run more easily and with fewer injuries. As my ..
(August 11, 2008)
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Just Relax!

Put your feet up. Chill out. Lighten up, settle down. However you want to put it - just relax. When my wife Ellen and I were first going out, there were times when I wished I could climb into her ..
(March 03, 2008)
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Word Play

Should. Just one syllable. But what a weighty word it is, bringing to bear all the force of society's judgment. You can practically feel everyone (whoever “everyone" is) turning to stare at ..
(March 17, 2008)
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What's the Story?

Your mind loves to think and to create explanations about what's going on in your life, especially when things aren't going quite as you'd like them to. Those thoughts may show up as regrets ("I wish .
(April 09, 2008)
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Not How, Just What

How do I . . . ? My clients ask me this all the time. How do I . . . meditate better? stop analyzing? stop trying? How can I . . .be with my feelings? find more peace? let go of attachment? It's not ..
(April 09, 2008)
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Action Arises

So what does happen when you tear up your to-do lists, put down that immense burden of responsibility, let go of striving for the impossibility of perfection? I'm asked that a lot, especially by ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Who Would You Be?

Your mind is a powerful tool that loves to think. It loves to solve problems, puzzle things out, answer questions. My clients often find themselves stuck in “thinking mode, " looping endless ..
(July 09, 2008)
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The Insight Trap

Conventional wisdom says that personal understanding requires insight. You may be undertaking your personal work on your own through journaling, meditation, and/or any of the various books and ..
(July 09, 2008)
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No Problem Its Ok

It's ok. Whatever it is, it's ok. There isn't a problem until you think there's a problem. The journey home to yourself is filled with experiences and ways of being that defy description. Words are ..
(July 09, 2008)
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An Invitation to Silence

I was sitting outside a few days ago, taking a moment to enjoy the spring warmth. The cherry blossoms were dropping, and I sat in a blizzard of petals - quite different from the snow-blizzard I was ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Let Yourself Be Ok Too

I've written and talked a lot about letting everything be as it is. And in my work with clients, what I see over and over again is that sooner or later they find their way to letting everything ..
(July 16, 2008)
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Go Nonverbal

We're taught from infancy that words have power and that thinking things through is the path to success. While this may be partially true, it's not the whole story by any means. In fact, by itself ..
(July 16, 2008)
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To Be or To Do?

Who and what will you be this year? Take a few moments to experience that question. Don't think about it, feel it. It's traditional in the New Year to consider what you want to accomplish in the ..
(January 09, 2008)
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