Maria Jackson
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Illuminate: 3 Steps to Acting on Your Values

Illuminate: 3 Steps to Acting on Your Values

We all make hundreds of decisions a day; do they align with your values? This week’s Illuminate gives you three practical steps for identifying your values, putting them into practice, and making your life more aligned with your values.

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The Best Valentine’s Gift? A Big Box of EMPATHY

The Best Valentine’s Gift? A Big Box of EMPATHY

This Valentine’s Day, give your lover, spouse, or best friend what they really deserve: Your undivided attention. Empathy means listening without fixing, talking about your stories, or wondering what will happen next on your favorite TV show. Learn how to be more empathetic with this post.

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Illuminate: Perfectionism, Pt 1

Illuminate: Perfectionism, Pt 1

Perfectionism is the excessive fear of making mistakes. This week, I invite you to pay attention to how perfectionism, or the fear of making mistakes, shows up in your life.

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Illuminate: Say What You Need to Say

Illuminate: Say What You Need to Say

We know words hold power. Maybe this is why it can be so hard to say what really needs to be said. This week’s Illuminate will inspire you to say the vulnerable, challenging, and authentic words that you may be holding back.

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What Relationship Pattern Holds You Back?

What Relationship Pattern Holds You Back?

Everyone has their own pattern when it comes to relationships. ‘Attachment Styles’ have been studied in psychology for years, and its wisdom is now starting to find its way into everyday relationships. What’s your attachment style, and how can you best work with it?

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Illuminate: Share Your Gratitude

Illuminate: Share Your Gratitude

This week, in the United States, is the holiday of Thanksgiving: a time when people get together, share what they’re thankful for, and eat a lot of turkey. I knew I wanted to focus this week’s Illuminate on gratitude, and one of the activities from this month’s POP-UP Festivals reminded me of one of my favorite activities: writing thank-you notes.

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Illuminate: What’s Behind Your Mask?

Illuminate: What’s Behind Your Mask?

How often do we wear masks? Do we actually spend most (or all) of our lives wearing a protective costume so that we can hide who we really are? Learn about your unique masks in this simple + meaningful activity.

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Your Limiting Belief Demystified

Your Limiting Belief Demystified

It’s prickly, but it’s worth it. Learn more about your own limiting belief + tools for working through it, all thanks to the person who most annoys you. Take this moment to learn compassion- for yourself and for them.

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Illuminate: Who drives you NUTS?

Illuminate: Who drives you NUTS?

Your ‘Sandpaper Person’ illuminates your own personal beliefs + opportunities for growth. This articles breaks down how to identify + learn from the person who most challenges you.

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Illuminate: The Burn Out, Part II

Illuminate: The Burn Out, Part II

When it comes to burn outs, could we intervene a little sooner—like before we totally burn out? What are your burn out warning signs? In this Illuminate, we build awareness of the Set-Up phase to your muck.

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Illuminate: The Burn Out, Part I

Illuminate: The Burn Out, Part I

So often, when we are in a hard place, we just want to get out as quickly as possible. But transforming our muck into meaning takes time, acceptance, and understanding. Here is my story of a recent burn out, and how you, too, can transform your muck.

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