Posts by John Jackson

Healing Through Nature, Part 1

Healing Through Nature, Part 1

Nature as our Spiritual Refuge A five afternoon workshop May 7 – June 11, 5 – 7 pm Nearly everyone feels nourished, refreshed and renewed when we spend time in Nature. This series of afternoons in beautiful natural settings will support deepening our experience of the healing spiritual qualities of the pure natural presence of the elements. This training is drawn from Tibetan practices of connecting to earth, water, fire, wind and space, to heal, renew, and bring balance to ourselves as well as to the earth itself. Each session will include an introduction to techniques to experience and bring balance through a specific element, time to practice and deepen your spiritual connection the elements in nature, and group discussions around the fire to share...

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Healing Through Nature, Part 2

Healing Through Nature, Part 2

Nature as our Spiritual Refuge A six afternoon workshop July 9 – August 13 All indigenous spiritual traditions of the world know that nature is filled with spirit, is alive, and responds to people with right intention. In this series of six afternoon sessions we will explore and connect to the spirits that live within the trees, stones, streams, ponds, fires, winds and sky. In the first part of the Healing with Nature series we learned to connect with the pure elemental energies present in nature. In this second stage we learn to connect directly with the spirits that live within nature. Nature is eager to once again be in relationship with humans, for our ancestors around the world had regular contact and personal relationships with the spirits of nature....

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How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

How do you feel when approaching a job interview? Fearful? Unprepared? Nervous? You are not alone. Most people go into job interviews unprepared, and do not present themselves in the most positive light. How do I know this? Because I have interviewed hundreds of people to fill positions ranging from senior executives to administrative assistants. But job interviewing is a skill that can be learned and your interview performance can be dramatically improved, leading to a much greater potential of getting a great job offer. Did you know that there are optimal times of day, and points within the job interview cycle? Scheduling your interview at the best time can triple your chances of getting a job offer. Another key component is doing your research for the job...

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Discovering Your True Vocation

Discovering Your True Vocation

Feel stuck or unhappy in your job, yet uncertain how or where to move to the next step on your career path? Ready to look beyond getting a job, to discovering your true work? Dissatisfied with the many career questionnaires that tell you what you already know? Let’s look at some ways to go deeper, to discover work that is both satisfying to you, and meets your financial goals. To discover your true vocation it is useful to reflect upon several important questions: What do you feel to be your life purpose? What are your key values? What motivates you? What are your major knowledges, skills, and abilities? What work and volunteer experiences do you have? What career goals are important to you? What type of work environment do you value? What is economically viable...

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Turning Fear into Fuel

Turning Fear into Fuel

Former lawyer, blogger, serial entrepreneur and author Jonathan Fields points out that people are so afraid of failing that it prevents them from achieving success in their careers. People are so conditioned to fear failure that they cannot conceive success. Three common fears are: Fear of failure, fear of judgement and oddly, fear of success. He says, “And fear of failure can be this devastating thing because we just ask this question, ‘What if I fail?’ …It stops us from asking two other questions, which are mission critical to our ability to re-frame fear and move through it. And those two questions are: What if I do nothing? What if I...

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