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Fall – a New Season, a New Opportunity to Embrace Yourself

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / October 9, 2012

Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach Fall; what better time to decide whether there are changes we want to make? And, if we decide we want changes in our lives, there’s no better time…

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How to Turn Breakdowns into Breakthroughs in 6 Easy Steps

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 19, 2012

Instead of me having a breakdown, I’m focusing on me having a breakthrough. ~ Terrell Owens If you are an adult, you likely realize there are always “two sides to every coin”, or, as Dr. Phil says, “no matter how flat you make a pancake, it has two sides!”  In most, if not all cases…

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The Law of Attraction – Does it Really Work? (Part II)

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / June 6, 2012

By now you probably feel you have heard all there is about the Law of Attraction. You have seen “The Secret,” you have read my article about it, heard about it on Oprah. Perhaps you are even doing your best to put it into practice. Good! What else is there possible to say about the…

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Gremlin Voices: Friend or Foe?

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / March 7, 2012

Over a decade ago, and in fact it was at the beginning of my coaching training with the Coaches Training Institute, I was exposed to a term and concept called Gremlin. (Psychologist, Richard Carson developed the term and concept. More information can be found in his book, “Taming Your Gremlin.”) I have been using it…

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The Joy of Setting Goals: 4 Easy Steps to Getting Things Done

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / February 8, 2012

“The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson How many of you have already given up on your New Year’s Resolution? How many of you are still waiting for the right moment to start the exercise and diet routine or going to bed earlier? Well, January…

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Tolerations and Incompletions: Which Ones Are You Going to Eliminate in 2012?

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / January 18, 2012

It is 2012 and, like some of you, each January I take a look at what I want to accomplish in the coming year. What is going to be special about 2012? I am not a big believer in New Year’s Resolutions, so to make this an effective process I look at four things: 1)…

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Emptying Your Cup

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / December 8, 2011

“Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.”~ Bruce Lee I recently attended a seminar on leadership in a multicultural context. There was a martial arts specialist there who told a story Bruce Lee would often tell to drive home the idea of combating adversity, being open-minded, getting to…

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Being Gotten

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / November 7, 2011

Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening. –Emma Thompson I have been doing a lot of mediation coaching in Pittsburgh and elsewhere helping management and staff work together better. It is not all that different from executive coaching because, after all, I am still…

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11 Ways You Can Take Care of Yourself, so You Can Take Care of What Is Important

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / October 31, 2011

Rarely do global leaders or public servants get asked “are you taking care of yourself?” With shareholder concerns, new product launches, arbitrations taking place, and lobbying in the works, maybe this question seems askew. When you have to be ‘on’ 24/7, this thought of taking care of yourself may seem over the top, perhaps even…

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How Do I Turn My Negativity Around?

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / October 4, 2011

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”~ Winston Churchill Once a month I am honored to facilitate a master’s in spiritual science course. The purpose of the two-year class is to encourage students to apply teachings of practical spirituality and gain greater clarity of the presence…

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