Category Archives: Zen Habits

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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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Create It & Become It: Using Your Body to Change Your Mind!

“Nonverbal [cues] govern how others think and feel about us – do they govern how we think and feel about ourselves?” ~ Amy Cuddy In my most recent e-newsletter I talked about how to create it and become it – … Continue reading

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Create It and Become It

You’ve heard of the concept “fake it till you make it.” Let’s take that idea one step further. Let’s talk about how to create it and become it – actively shaping your future self with today’s actions. Warmly, Melanie Ott … 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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Let It Go!

The popular children’s movie has made it catchy to tell ourselves and others to Let It Go! But releasing what does not serve us is easier said than done. Let’s explore why we hold on to things, knowing when to relax our grip, … Continue reading

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Live Boldly: Life Larger than Your Fears

Fear. You’ve experienced it: Sweating, chills, gut-wrenching nausea, difficulty breathing, and a racing heart. Fear is hardwired into your brain to protect you from danger – but it can also consume your energy, hinder your progress, and choke your spirit. Next time you … Continue reading

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“And Above All: To Thine Own Self Be True.”

A tremendous part of appreciating and loving yourself is learning to be true to yourself.  Knowing what you stand for and what you believe gives you tremendous power.  And learning to accept yourself as you are, instead of constantly striving to … 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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Self-Kindness & Acceptance

My hope for you in 2016 is that you create a lifelong practice of self-kindness and acceptance. Instead of being your toughest critic, learn to accept your weaknesses, honor your strengths, and have greater compassion for your own “humanness.” Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational … Continue reading

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Let Go of These 5 Things to Cultivate Joy

When you’re working hard to cultivate joy in your life, several unhealthy behaviors and attitudes can stand in your way and keep you from experiencing true, deeply-rooted joy. Let go of these five obstacles to cultivate joy in your life. … Continue reading

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