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Terri Cole

You Need to Wake Up!

Terri Cole | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Because when you are mindful, you are aware that you have choices. You can choose the words you use. You can choose the actions you take. When you are not mindfully awake, you are reacting all the time and trapped in an illusion that it is all happening to you.

Unpack Your Bags -- Guilt Trip's Over

Terri Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Go back to what it what like growing up -- both in and outside the home. Think about school, social life, etc. Even in your young adult life and into adulthood, what were experiences that happened to invoke these emotions? Why?

3 Tips to Master Difficult Conversations

Terri Cole | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Speaking truthfully and authentically is your mandate if you are going to be a healthy person. However, it's difficult for most people to be comfortable with "confrontation."

Are You Becoming UN-done by Doing It All?

Terri Cole | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

I was a straight up workaholic and a crappy delegator. I was proud of how much I worked and how little I slept. I was addicted to the stress of getting it done and pulling off the impossible, until I started questioning the greater value of all of my hard work and sacrifice.

The Fastest Way to Your Own Happiness

Terri Cole | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

As you build your compassion muscle, you will be able to witness someone's suffering without looking away or getting so involved that you lose yourself.

Meditate During Stress Awareness Month

Terri Cole | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

If you're reading this first thing in the morning, allow this meditation to set the tone for your day. If it's later in the day and you're feeling frazzled, use these three minutes to recalibrate your day (it's never too late in the day to restart).

Sober Spring Detox Challenge

Terri Cole | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Since becoming a therapist, I inspire my clients (typically not to the severity that my therapist "inspired" me, unless it is necessary) to take a 21-day alcohol detox every year around this time.

Be Here Now: 3 Exercises For Being More Present

Terri Cole | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

You may want to do just one of these exercises or try them all. Just like anything, the key to building your awareness and present moment consciousness is consistency. The more you do these exercises, the more you will be able to harness the unlimited potential that this moment is offering.

Start Your Psychological Spring Cleaning

Terri Cole | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Out with the old -- throw the windows open and air the place out -- and in with the new freshness of spring (in your mind, that is). Make room in your mind for all of the life experiences that you are creating for this beautiful new beginning.

What To Do When It All Seems To Be Falling Apart

Terri Cole | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

While you are in crisis, you are forced to function outside of your normal comfort zone. The sheer nature of a crisis or struggle creates a certain amount of present moment awareness, which is where the solutions live.

Manifesting 101

Terri Cole | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Whenever I lecture on the how-to's of manifesting, there seems to be a lot of confusion about how to actually do it. I believe that manifesting is simply exercising your ability to harness the power of your intention.

How To Manage Holiday Stress: A Twitter Chat Recap

Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Missed our latest #livehealthychat on dealing with holiday stress? If you did, not to worry -- we've got a rundown right here. How would YOU answer th...

A Holiday Without Presents ... Would You Try It?

Terri Cole | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

If you are tired of your holiday experience being too focused on stuff, I challenge you to do it differently this year. Concentrate on how kind, generous, and present you can be during the holidays.

The Science Behind Altruism: Health Benefits Of Giving

Terri Cole | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday is a perfect time to remember what this season is really all about. An intriguing recent study showed that states with higher volunteer rates have overall better health and lower rates of heart disease.

De-Stress The Holiday Mess: 6 Steps To A More Festive Season

Terri Cole | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Once you've made the decision of how you're going to handle the holidays, with either all the delight or burden it can bring, go about systematically making decisions that are in line with that result.

3 Tips To Beat The Winter Blues

Terri Cole | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Winter can be a challenging time for many people. How do you feel as the days get shorter and colder? Do you gain weight or slack on your workout routine? What is your script about winter that you tell yourself and others?

In a Time of Crisis: Heartwarming Stories and How You Can Help

Terri Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terri Cole

In a crisis, acts of heroism abound and our true nature is revealed. Yes, there have been reports of looting, but given the scale of the power outage, those reports are minimal in comparison to the reports of selfless giving and love.

Are You Aligned With Your True Self? Try This Exercise To Find Out

Terri Cole | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Questioning the status quo in your life is a way to reveal and honor your authentic self. An autopilot response is based on the past and someone else's choice or desire. In order to evolve and grow, you have to be willing to honor your authentic feelings and beliefs as they evolve.

What's Holding You Back From Success? Try This To Find Out

Terri Cole | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

This weekend, allow yourself the time and space to put thoughts into words (which makes you more accountable and, therefore, more likely to act upon them). Living the life you deserve that is in line with your truth is worth the time and effort.

WATCH: Feeling Like A Fraud? Fearlessly Embrace And Own All The Good!

Terri Cole | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Have you ever thought: They made a mistake and actually confused me with someone else much more qualified? Or had the feeling that even if they meant you, it will only be a matter of time before they realize you are a fraud?

Stop Worrying: 2 Tools That Work

Terri Cole | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Worrying is actually a socially acceptable way of saying you live in fear of what may happen in the future. Most likely, you also lack present-moment consciousness, since you cannot be here now while constantly projecting catastrophically into the future.

A Tale Of Two Sisters: Coping With A Family Health Crisis

Terri Cole | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

I had been using anger to mask my fear and sadness for the past nine months, ever since my older sister was diagnosed with liver cancer. This was the first time I cried.

How Meditation Makes You Fearless

Terri Cole | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

The positive effects of a dedicated practice helped me transform my relationship to fear and stress, and so deeply impacted the quality of my life that meditation became one of the cornerstones of my psychotherapy practice -- and an integral part of my winning formula for helping clients overcome a host of issues to create lives they love.

WATCH: Getting Fearless About Death And Dying

Terri Cole | Posted 11.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

For most people, death and dying as a topic of conversation is reserved for when someone they know or love is, well, dying. I find it more effective and less fear-inducing to start exploring your thoughts, feelings, and fears about this inevitable topic before circumstances demand it.

On Getting Old: You May Be Aging Gracefully, But Are You Aging Fearlessly? (VIDEO)

Terri Cole | Posted 10.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

It is totally possible to embrace the aging process and grow older fearlessly! But as with everything, the choice is yours. Choose fearlessness rather than denial, which does not produce the results you seek and keeps you constricted and stuck.