Category Archives: Mindfulness

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The Pursuit of Perfection

Have you ever felt pressure to achieve perfection in your career, relationships, or personal life? Let’s talk about setting yourself free from the pursuit of perfection – and where to focus your effort and energy instead. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational Thoughts “Gold cannot … Continue reading

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Practice Patience

In today’s fast-paced world of “immediate everything,” patience seems in short supply. Add in the holiday hustle and bustle and being patient truly becomes a virtue! This season, practice patience and reap the benefits of a happier and healthier you. Warmly, Melanie Ott … Continue reading

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Invest in Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

At its highest level, self-acceptance is a form of self-love.  People who love themselves take good care of their mind, body, and spirit. Nourish your mind by going back to school for that degree, requesting a “stretch” assignment at work, learning … Continue reading

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Cultivate Joy

As the year draws to a close, I encourage my friends, family, and clients to cultivate joy. By purposely choosing to be joyful, you will reclaim peace, wonder, and gratitude in all aspects of your life. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational … Continue reading

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Tips for Cultivating Work-Life Balance

Let’s play a little game. When I say “balance,” what’s the first phrase that pops into your head? If it’s “work-life,” you’re not alone. Finding the balance between your professional dreams and commitments, your family responsibilities, and your personal goals … Continue reading

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Building Balance, Strength and Agility

Mention balance and you may instantly form a mental picture of a tightrope walker, a gymnast on a balance beam, or a dancer on tiptoe. Every day, you walk a metaphorical balance beam – teetering between family life and work … Continue reading

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Building Balance

A well-balanced life can feel elusive and yet it’s a worthwhile pursuit because when achieved, balance produces optimal performance and well-being. This month we’re talking about building balance – and the success and satisfaction it can bring to every aspect … Continue reading

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A Practical Resource to Stop Worry

Worry isn’t something you can stop doing overnight. It’s an emotion rooted deep in our beings, and sometimes it can feel like an insurmountable mountain. With challenges like this, I know it can be helpful to take one simple action … Continue reading

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5 Habits of People Who Never Worry

1. They ask the right questions. Most worriers are all wrapped up in one major question: “What if?” Asking the right questions will help you stop worrying in its tracks. Just ask yourself these questions to gain some perspective on … Continue reading

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The Physical Effects of Worry (Part 2)

We recently discussed the physical effects of worry – responses ranging from nausea and fatigue to irritability and sweating. But an important part of the discussion of worry’s physical impact is the long-term physical effects worry can have. Worrying about … Continue reading

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