Posts by Louisa Barnum

An anatomy lesson on how to make positive change in your life

In my experience, following through on making meaningful change in our lives is one of the hardest things to pull off, even though change can be so critical to our well-being. Watching relationships fall apart; feeling powerless; finding yourself again in the same painful place you already swore you would avoid — these kinds of challenges…

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Meditation for beginners? I’m possibly interested

Do you meditate? I wouldn’t blame you if you don’t; it sure can seem mysterious, boring, or intimidating. What if it instead felt warm, nourishing, and powerful? Like you actually achieved something? I’d like to introduce you to the idea of contemplative meditation — but don’t be alarmed, it’s not difficult or complicated. To contemplate in a meditative…

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It’s not too late to reboot your resolutions for this year

Now that January has come and gone, I wonder how your new year’s resolutions are panning out? Statistically, if you set them, you’re part of the majority that has already given up, having found they’re impossible to maintain. But you probably still feel the need to make meaningful change in your life. One very hot…

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Six Techniques to Make Email Communication More Efficient and Less Painful

Ah, email, the necessary evil. From hundreds of unread emails to triggering interpersonal flare-ups, we’ve all felt the pain. Email is a double-edged sword — we all have to engage with it as a convenient communication channel for getting things done, but the devil is in the details! Specifically, the details of how we communicate…

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Why creativity is essential to surviving the chaos of your life and world

Every leader, change-maker, and entrepreneur (you included) is out there fighting the dragons of our time — from painful personal challenges to outrageous social injustices, from difficult career choices to the million other things you weren’t  taught to master in school, and for which there are no rule books, no blueprints, and no maps.  …

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Feel the pain and do it anyway

  Developing creativity means walking through the flames of uncertainty. But if you get so far, rest assured, you are fortunate. Those flames are opening your eyes, mind, heart, and will, so you can do your best work. Your best work needs a vessel, and it is preparing you to be that vessel. Learn how…

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Lighten Up. Play The Fool

  You’re going to do stupid stuff from time to time. You’ll make mistakes and you’ll go down dead paths for years on end. Don’t sweat it. Whatever you do, wherever you go, you do it and you go there for some reason. Discover that reason, and let yourself be the fool. You could be…

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