Writing in garden

Lists could be holding you back.

Tempted to get a special notebook? Maybe a pretty new pen to get your 2021 to-do list inked? Hold on. Your lists and resolutions just may be a bad idea.  What? Give up the new year’s resolutions? Hear me out… Anything that is motivated by aggression or fear is not going to get you where

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Working with Fear and Aggression-Settle Your Body + Mind

Fear and aggression are at all time highs. (Obviously!) Clearly it’s time to find another way to handle these strong emotions. Join me for a digestible short class to settle your body and mind. I’d be honored if you’d share this invite or join in. Details at: https://miabolte.com/workingwithfear/

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Free Friday Meditation Practice

Can you believe these bizarre and unusual days we are living into?  If you’re like everybody else, it’s challenging. For sure, there is so much to process, from the pandemic to Black and Native Lives Matter finally getting deserved attention. Not to mention figuring out how to juggle a home based life with our family

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Romantic Relationships Explained

I can barely pull myself away from the new cook book I’m loving to give this a proper and enthusiastic intro.  And, I must!  Without a lot of preface,  I am sharing the goodie now.  Why?  It’s a distillation of years of inner work; my own and witnessing others.  This needs to be shared.  It

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You Take Care of YOU!

What Are Good Boundaries? We get encouraged to have “good boundaries”, right?  Here are some healthy thoughts and actions that are examples of healthy boundaries.  For many, your own experience somehow took a back seat including being conditioned to be overly focused on others. It’s no wonder that boundaries can be confusing.  Read through the

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Attachment Style Quiz

Please follow this link (or paste this: https://dianepooleheller.com/attachment-test/) to take a five minute or so quiz about your style of connecting and relating to others, also known as your “attachment style”.  You’ll get your results immediately. If we work together, please share the info you get from Diane Poole Heller’s quiz, with me via email. 

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Crystals, clear and confused

Invitation to Stop Fooling Yourself

You can fool a lot of yourself, but you can’t fool the soul. – Mary Oliver Any new year comes with an implicit invitation to take advantage of the power of beginnings.  Officially it is a time of fresh starts.  Why not be still and get quiet with your real self.  Your wise self waits

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What Do My Emotions Mean?

Understanding what our emotions mean can help us to process and make sense of them.  It’s also essential to feel them vs. simply thinking or pondering.  As you look through these definitions notice how your body responds.  Are there sensations that arise?  Let the body be part of the investigation. As you try on this

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Mindful breathing

Pause for a Mindful Breathing Exercise

Mindful Breathing We are in it now.  The busy holiday time, that is.  Seems like no matter what, there are moments of too much activity, interaction and stimulus.  As soon as you notice that you’d benefit from a break, go ahead and pause.  Take a moment to invite mindfulness of body and breath.  This short

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Self-Care for Me and You

Wonder what keeps me fortified in my work with others?  Short answer:  self-care. It’s an afternoon like this. Welcome to my “other” office.  I’m the spot of blue, hands up, at the edge of the patio.  Whenever possible, I find myself tending to the more administrative side of life in a gorgeous setting.  Part of

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