Monthly Archives: March 2014

Make it RAIN!

As I explained in a previous post, self-improvement is one of the three strategies that Tara Brach suggests we use to run from shame. I want to introduce you to the other two ways we hide from shame and a … Continue reading

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Does Meditation Intimidate You?

Today I am leaving for a 10-day meditation retreat at the Ontario Vipassana Centre. Vipassana offer pay-what-you-can retreats around the world so it’s a pretty amazing opportunity to develop your meditation practice. Have you ever considered meditating but felt too … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Mind

Hello and thanks for stopping by! If you are reading this, then please accept my apologies for the premature publication of this post! Rather than take it down and confused everyone who received emails, I’ve decided to just update it … Continue reading

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Share your story

Shameless Inspiration is all about creating a community where we can support each other on our journey to cultivate self-compassion and shamelessness. One way to do this is by sharing affirmations/mantras on the “I am” page and I’d also like … Continue reading

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A message to the community

I posted a message about Shameless Inspiration on my Facebook wall yesterday and wanted to share it with the rest of the community. “Dear friends and family, I have an important message to share with you today. A couple of … Continue reading

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TED talks on the need to be right: Where do good ideas come from by Steven Johnson

This is my last of three TED talk recommendations that I am providing as a follow-up to It feels so good to be right…or does it? In his talk, Steven Johnson explains that we that “Eureka” moments are not the … Continue reading

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Overcoming resistance using the “I Am” page

The “I Am” page is the heart of the Shameless Inspiration community. It is where members go to take risks and have others bear witness to their commitment to self-compassion. I’ve received notes from people who have been surprised by … Continue reading

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TED talks on the need to be right: Your Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert

This is my second of three TED talk recommendations that I am providing as a follow-up to It feels so good to be right…or does it? In this post, I explained that I am adopting a new way of think … Continue reading

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Rock that enthusiasm!

Today is the UN International Day of Happiness! In honor of the event, I wanted to talk about unbridled enthusiasm. Have you ever dared to show enthusiasm for an idea, an event or just for a moment of life and … Continue reading

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TED talks on the need to be right: What security means to me by Eve Ensler

I’ve selected a series of TED talks as a follow-up to my post this week, It feels so good to be right…or does it?. The first talk I’d like to recommend is What security means to me by Eve Ensler. … Continue reading

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