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4-Step Process to Resolve Conflict Quickly

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3 REAL ways to eliminate your stress

You’re sick of your situation. Your partner is driving you up the wall, the kids are too. You’re frustrated with your job. You’re tired of feeling overwhelmed. If things would just finally CHANGE, you’ll feel so much better. Wanna hear something interesting? The stress and frustration you’re experiencing has nothing to do with what’s happening right now in this minute. Really, truly.  AND, The stress you’re experiencing is nothing more than resistance to what is. That’s it. Yes, your resistance to what is is the sole cause of your discomfort, unhappiness, and flat-out stress. Pretty interesting, right? Here’s what to do with this. Your stress isn’t now. Let’s start with the fact that stress doesn’t exist in the present moment. Hold up, I sense your doubt but just hear me out. When you’re stressed and resisting your current situation, what’s the focus

"How to Make a Good Thing Last Longer" by Amy Eliza Wong, Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker

How to make a good thing last (longer)

This blog post is dedicated to all you “planners” out there, to all you individuals that are incredibly timely, and to those of you who fill up your schedule with lots of things to look forward to. My amazing husband, Arnold, surprised me with a three-night trip to Vegas last week for our eight-year wedding anniversary. He told me nothing other than that we’d be there for three nights. He didn’t tell me where we were staying, what we’d be doing, where we’d be eating, and better yet, who among our best friends would be coming out to celebrate with us. The four days unfolded magically and it was truly incredible – three full nights without kids and only amazing surprise after surprise to be revealed. Not only was it really a dream come true, but I had a revelation

Tweak one idea and be dilemma-free

In life we are faced with countless decisions. From the moment we wake up: “Do I stay in bed for an extra 10 minutes and or do I get up now?” to throughout the day: “Do I want a burrito for lunch or do I want a salad?” until bedtime: “Do I want to watch the Jimmy Fallon show or do I just want to go to bed?” Gone are the days that everything was spelled out and all we had to do was play. Speaking of those days… a about a year ago, my husband and I were facing some anxiety issues with our son, Aidan. We didn’t realize it was anxiety, we saw it as behavioral stuff and thought he’d hit an inevitable stage of defiance. His Waldorf kindergarten teacher at the time said it had nothing to

respond vs. react

Do you react or respond to life?

Do you react or do you respond to life’s challenges and stressors? Learn how to harness the choice point and exercise response more often. I’m in the midst of a pretty intense personal development process all in service to transforming and evolving. It’s been an incredible journey so far and I’m coming to new insights that I’m not just becoming aware of, but actually putting into practice to affect significant change. A theme that has been interwoven throughout this process is reactivity – essentially recognizing when am I reacting to life and when am I responding to it. I became curious about the formal definitions of respond vs. react. According to Dictionary.com: React means: “To act in response to an agent or influence” Respond means: “To reply or answer in words; to react favorably” When I see these two together

Where’s Amy?

Where’s Amy? Good question! Yes, it really has been since September, 2011 that I’ve been able to blog. I guess that’s what can happen when one takes on a full time job at IDEO, has another baby, and then moves to a different city. A LOT has occurred since I last reached out. Well, hang on tight because I’m getting back in the saddle! I’ll be up and running, consistently, in about a month. Until then, check out my articles to keep you busy. 🙂 Until then with much anticipation, Amy  

Inspiration, procrastination, and brute force… oh my!

Have you ever wondered why it is that sometimes you’re totally fired up and are super productive – ideas flow, the right people show up, things happen – and other times you feel like you’re hiking uphill in peanut butter and can’t motivate to do anything? I’ve thought about this often and have come up with a way of dealing with what I call the inspiration vs. procrastination game that completely eliminates the need for brute force. To play this game you have to believe in the concept of synchronicity. Synchronicity is like a higher-ordered experience of coincidence – coincidence with meaning beyond what is directly observable. Synchronicity is what I would consider the engine that powers this game. Relative to synchronicity, you now have to alter your definition of procrastination. If synchronicity is real, in other words, if it

What is “balance” anyway?

I’ve spent a long time contemplating the concept of “balance” and I’m not so sure I want to sign up for making that my priority in life. It’s almost impossible to have a conversation about happiness or stress management without hearing about it. Our society habitually associates achieving peace with striking a balance among all our obligations and desires. But what is balance anyway? Inherent in the word is a concept of sacrifice or compromise. For me, the archetypal image of a scale immediately comes to my mind and so inevitably, I know that in order for one side to be realized something has to give on the other side. But who wants that? I’m of the camp that you can have it all. No need to give up anything in order to be really good at or devoted to