Archive | December, 2006

‘De’Cluttering our Lives

By Mary Desaulniers If I have to pinpoint the most important resolution to make for the New Year — it would be this-finding ways to de-clutter my life. Stress as we know it does not only come in the form of mental anguish. Much of it is experienced through the clutter we have in our [...]

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Setting a Goal is Essential

By Honman We need a destination before we can set off towards our destination. We need a purpose in our life to be meaningful. Something that said:” My presence will make the difference!” or “I will made others life better.” For some people, religious beliefs that guide them would fulfill this. For others, it could [...]

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Kaizen For Self Improvement

By Steve Gillman What does Kaizen, a Japanese method of production excellence and industrial efficiency have to do with self improvement? Can it be adapted to self-work? What is it, anyhow? It began with the “continuous improvement” theories of efficiency expert W. Edwards Deming in the 30s and 40s. After the war the ideas were [...]

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Mind Like Water

In karate there is an image that’s used to define the position of perfect readiness: “mind like water.” Imagine throwing a pebble into a still pond. How does the water respond? The answer is, totally appropriate to the force and mass of the input; then it returns to calm. It doesn’t overreact or underreact. The [...]

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