So why is taking care of ourselves good for the Earth? Because we are all socially interconnected, when we feel better, others around us feel better too. Like throwing a stone into a pond, good feeling ripples outward and impacts those around us–in our families, our workplaces and our communities.

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We, four experienced life coaches, shared a booth and were able to collaborate on a joint participation in the event, teaching the public about the value of personal, life and executive coaching.

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It is no secret that the University of Southern California (USC) has a great social work school. It is also no secret that there is a shortage of trained social workers, especially in rural areas. Dr. Lynn K. Jones signing on to teach her class at the USC School of Social Work Virtual Academy
Dr. Lynn K. Jones signing on to teach her class at the USC School of Social Work Virtual Academy

Thanks to a recent innovation of the USC School of Social Work, that problem may be solved! Using the latest web sharing technology, students in training to be social workers around the world can now take advantage of a live classroom at USC with their instructor.

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As individuals, most of us make our day’s work that of aiming for excellence. With this kind of motivation, it is easy to get trapped in the mindset that there is a right way to do something and if that way becomes compromised then we’ve failed.

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Recently, I was invited to speak to a group of people who are in the midst of life change—either looking for jobs or wanting to shifting to owning their own business, following what their true passions are. Reinventing oneself is hard to do—there is nothing easy about breaking free from what you feel is security and opening yourself up into the process of re-creation.

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New research reveals that people who have what’s called self-compassion, who don’t berate themselves for perceived failures like being overweight or not exercising, may suffer less depression and anxiety, tend to be happier and more successful in meeting life goals.

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In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, I would like to invite you to the 4th Annual Women’s Festival, “Bringing All Our World’s Together,” on March 4th and 5th, 2011 in Santa Barbara, CA.

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