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Join The Club

By Karen Vally on 08 Sep 2017

Choosing to join the Lifelong Learners Club will enhance your well-being. " Human beings are born curious and eager to know."

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Head, Heart or Intuition?

By Karen Vally on 14 Aug 2017

People who make the best decisions typically operate from all three.

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Avoiding Mountains and Molehills (Creating Space in a Noisy, Chaotic World)

By Karen Vally on 15 Jul 2017

" If we could all be more even-keeled (so we didn't sweat the small stuff), we would enhance our health, both physical and mental."

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Unrealistic Expectations

By Karen Vally on 14 Jun 2017

" Unrealistic expectations are potentially damaging because they set us and others up for failure. When we or someone else falls short, we draw false conclusions, feel negative feelings and act in negative ways." Selena Snow

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Living In The Here And Now

By Karen Vally on 25 May 2017

" If there's one thing you cannot escape, it's the present. In fact, there's no other way to live..."

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What it Means To Be Human

By Karen Vally on 21 Apr 2017

"What puts man in the luxury class among all forms of life is his unique capacity for thought, and his possession of a free will."

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Well-being

By Karen Vally on 20 Mar 2017

" We can all say 'yes' to more well-being." Martin Seligman.

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Gaining New Insights

By Karen Vally on 19 Feb 2017

" Being aware is not just noting details of what is happening for a few minutes, it is a continuous way of life. It is an openness to everything around you and within you." Learn how to thrive..."Thriving individuals have a spark that fuels energy in themselves and others." They ooze vitality and are constantly learning and growing by acquiring new skills and more knowledge.

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An Open Mind

By Karen Vally on 13 Jan 2017

" If you have an open mind, one of the most tremendous results of that trait will be your ability to perpetually seek and discover new opportunities, new ideas and new approaches to solving the challenges you face." David K. Williams.

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A Work in Progress

By Karen Vally on 14 Dec 2016

We were all, once upon a time, one of the above – uncontaminated by the world and blissfully happy. And then we grew up...

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Just Imagine

By Karen Vally on 17 Nov 2016

" Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions."

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Self-Awareness

By Karen Vally on 20 Oct 2016

" You can read every productivity tip out there, you can adopt the routines of geniuses, and you can eat up every piece of self-help that comes across the computer screen, but it's completely pointless if you don't know yourself well enough to put the correct advice into practice."

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Self-Control

By Karen Vally on 21 Sep 2016

" You won't always succeed in exercising self-control. No one is perfect. There will be lapses. But, over time, and with continual practice, your capacity to exert self-control can substantially increase, leading to a much more fulfilling and rewarding life." Professor Ron R. Rhoades.

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Laying New Foundations

By Karen Vally on 22 Aug 2016

" Some of them (our existing beliefs) may have been working in the background for a very long time (such as from childhood) and have never been cosciously questioned, reviewed and updated since." Peter Graham.

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A Burning Desire

By Karen Vally on 21 Jul 2016

A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment.

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Our Blind Spots

By Karen Vally on 21 Jun 2016

" When I discover a blind spot ( and this can be as frequently as a few times a day ) and actively address it, I evolve into a better human being." Celes. The most obvious feature of a blind spot is that we need someone else to help us identify it, says Dr Mariette Jansen. " The person I have become today and the person I was in the past are quite different, and it wasn't through luck or an accident. It was through conscious desire and (hard) work."
 

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I Am Because I Write

By Karen Vally on 24 May 2016

" Take time each day to write something about your life's journey. Reflect daily on that which has meaning to you. There is always something but we often let the little miracles go unacknowledged. Capture them, cherish them and claim them as part of the wonderment of your life." Mary Frances Winters.

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Feeling Comfortable

By Karen Vally on 25 Apr 2016

The key to lasting happiness is found when we develop the ability to align our behaviour with our values. We find  meaning and a sense of purpose and feel content.

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Untapped Potential

By Karen Vally on 29 Mar 2016

You were once a child, a very curious, fearless and unstoppable child who did not even dream of anything being impossible. You were born with limitless potential and as soon as you had learnt to walk, you began to explore the world around you. And then you started school...

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LIFE BOOK 2016

By Karen Vally on 16 Dec 2015

'The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. ' William James.

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Going Places with Dr Seuss ( A Trip Down Memory Lane )

By Karen Vally on 21 Nov 2015

" And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too...."
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act."
 

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Being Human

By Karen Vally on 14 Oct 2015

" Everyone has inside of them a piece of good news. "

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The Driving Force

By Karen Vally on 24 Sep 2015

What role do the 6 Human Needs play in our lives?

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The Secret

By Karen Vally on 25 Aug 2015

"Activity makes us happier than doing nothing."

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The Perpetual Artist

By Karen Vally on 21 Jul 2015

Imagine if you were to become as unstoppable, fearless and determined as the toddler you once were...

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The " Safe Harbour "

By Karen Vally on 15 Jun 2015

We are NOT our comfort zones. We have created them. We have the power to sail away from them. Then can we thrive in ways we never thought were possible.

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Inner Resources

By Karen Vally on 23 May 2015

What are your inner resources? How will you strengthen them? Which inner resources do you wish you had?

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Breakthroughs

By Karen Vally on 16 Apr 2015

Something is unlocked when a breakthrough occurs.

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Shifting Focus

By Karen Vally on 21 Mar 2015

" Actually you can change your life in an instant, by making a single decision never to go back to the way you have been living - no matter what." We make changes when the benefits exceed the costs.

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Digging Deep

By Karen Vally on 26 Feb 2015

" No treasure is ever found close to the surface."

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Turning Point

By Karen Vally on 17 Jan 2015

" ...a crisis can be a turning point where we move forward in a new and productive direction. It can create an opportunity that we would never have had if things had stayed the same. "

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UP

By Karen Vally on 16 Dec 2014

"The purpose of life is to...return home to who you once were...In the instant after you were born, you were fearless, pure love, innocent, infinitely wise, of boundless potential and beautifully connected with the unseen hand that created the universe. As a very young child, you were filled with wonder and fully alive to life. Most of us on the planet today have lost this connection...this original state of being in which we were unafraid to walk towards possibility and reach for the stars. The whole reason we are alive...is to grow into our greatest selves and remember the truth about who we fundamentally are. Life will support you perfectly in this quest." Robin Sharma

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Quality Control

By Karen Vally on 17 Nov 2014

By aligning our behaviour with our priorities, we can greatly enhance the quality of our lives.

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Bliss

By Karen Vally on 27 Oct 2014

"The quality of your life is not dictated by what you do - it's how you feel about your activities that matters."

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Invisible To The Eye

By Karen Vally on 24 Sep 2014

A person is a person through other people.

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Be Yourself

By Karen Vally on 23 Aug 2014

By making a difference in the life of another person, we give our lives meaning and purpose.

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A Mentor

By Karen Vally on 26 Jul 2014

Being mentored is about making a decision to form a partnership with a more knowledgeable and experienced person, so that we can maximise our potential, improve our skills, increase our productivity and become the person we want to be. A mentor motivates, encourages and empowers their mentee by sharing their knowledge and experence. The mentee develops a sharper focus and gains insight and fulfillment. The process of change is accelerated and is far more effective.

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Taking Time To Think

By Karen Vally on 22 Jun 2014

How much time do you spend thinking?

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Becoming

By Karen Vally on 20 May 2014

Their awareness is much sharper, they constantly observe themselves, and they know what to do when they fall back into their old habits.

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Perfectionism, Productivity and Distractions

By Karen Vally on 25 Apr 2014

'The key to productivity is knowing where and how you work best and having the discipline to create your world the way you want it.' Philip Humbert

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Habits

By Karen Vally on 26 Mar 2014

Although we shall never escape our tendency to form habits, we are able to CHOOSE which ones we would like to integrate into our daily lives.

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Roots

By Karen Vally on 19 Feb 2014

"Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him."

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Overcoming Anxiety and Fear

By Karen Vally on 25 Jan 2014

"Old grooves can be deep, familiar and slippery - especially when you forget to practise and use what got you out of them in the first place. Eventually you believe that you never changed and that all your past efforts were in vain, which is one of the biggest misconceptions of life."

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A Wake Up Call

By Karen Vally on 07 Jan 2014

We all live our lives as if we're not going to die. It's the furtherest thing from our minds as we hurry our way through our list of things to do...

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The Butterfly Reflects on 2013

By Karen Vally on 24 Dec 2013

Living my dream


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Our Great Gardener

By Karen Vally on 12 Dec 2013

While in he was in prison, he was allowed to have a small, narrow garden. He transformed it into a place where he could soothe his soul. It was a place where he felt relaxed and where he recalled his childhood memories. We all need the equivalent of a garden in our lives to revitalise us.

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...

By Karen Vally on 29 Nov 2013

'Our decisions determine our destiny' - Anthony Robbins


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Making Conversation

By Karen Vally on 08 Nov 2013

Our uniqueness - that's the one thing that will make us more effective in making conversation...


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How Well Do You Manage Your Time?

By Karen Vally on 19 Oct 2013

10 Tips For Managing Your Time More Efficiently


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Awesome Wonder

By Karen Vally on 21 Sep 2013

...I chose to do things differently...read more

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A Kaleidoscope Of Ideas And Inspiration

By Karen Vally on 24 Aug 2013

'Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.'

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Memories

By Karen Vally on 26 Jul 2013

Memories are a priceless gift...

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Friendships

By Karen Vally on 26 Jul 2013

Celebrate your friendships today. Reflect upon the way in which they have enhanced your life. Say thank you to your friends today. It might be the last time you get an opportunity to do so.

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What Makes Your Soul Dance?

By Karen Vally on 12 Jul 2013

Whilst the sight of butterflies, bridges and rainbows... bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart... what is your favourite thing?

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Making A Difference

By Karen Vally on 03 Jul 2013

What made you get out of bed this morning? Was it simply to repeat the same routine of the previous day, or was it to fulfil your true purpose?

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Inside Story

By Karen Vally on 18 Jun 2013

I recently made a decision to swop the “perceived” comfort of a job in the Corporate World for “permanent residence” in the land of ”Bliss”. Instead of living my life as a” wound up spring” in an environment ruled by fear, I now wake up every morning, feeling calm and very grateful that I am a self employed New Insights Life Coach. But the transformation did not take place overnight-it took just over two years...the metamorphosis, that is, from a caterpillar trapped in a “cocoon”, to a colourful butterfly basking in the warmth of her new found freedom.


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