Diane Wing

Diane Wing

When you're ready to see things differently

12

Sep'18

5 Ways to Stand Strong When You Feel Powerless

by Diane Wing, M.A. We’ve all been there, the moment where we feel completely powerless in a given situation or relationship. Powerlessness turns to hopelessness, a giving up response to a seemingly desperate situation. The experience may last a day or can persist over time. The danger in staying in a despairing state is that depression sets in and motivation goes out the window. No matter the circumstance, we always have choices. If in a bad relationship, we can choose to leave. If going through abuse at a job, we can bolster our skills and start working our network or …

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12

Sep'18

Missed Opportunities to Easily Connect to the Divine

by Diane Wing, M.A.© Efforts to link to Divine energies may take the form of attending church/temple/synagogue or doing daily meditation at prescribed times. You set aside moments in your busy schedule to pray or clear distractions in order to hear Divine messages and feel the energy of Spirit. All this is well and good, but what if you could stay connected throughout the day rather than saving this experience for when you have time? There’s a strong likelihood that because your spiritual practice requires time that is set aside for this type of activity that you miss opportunities to …

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12

Sep'18

Do Your Emotions Suffer from Using Generalizations?

by Diane Wing, M.A. Anger, depression, sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness are all exacerbated by using generalizations. These are statements such as, “I can’t do anything right,” “Everything in my life sucks,” “Everybody is stupid,” and “Nobody cares about me.” Challenging the veracity of these statements delivers you from suffering from the negative emotions they trigger. The italicized words are the generalization, applied to the entire scope of the statement. When you take a hard look at how you talk to yourself, a pattern of generalizations emerge. This negative self-talk promotes lower-level vibrational patterns that serve to upset, demoralize, and demotivate. …

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11

Sep'18

Ban this Process to Achieve Your New Year Resolutions

by Diane Wing, M.A. The essence of the New Year resolution is change. You’ve decided to make a significant change to start off the New Year right, but historically, it has been a difficult road that leads to falling back onto old behaviors. The process goes something like this: You decide that as of January 1st it’s time to make a change in your _________ (fill in the blank – weight, living environment, financial condition, job, etc.). Then you let it go through the holidays, especially any hopes of dieting with all of the yummy foods available around that time, vowing …

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10

Sep'18

How to Survive the Holidays Your Way

by Diane Wing, M.A. The holidays can be lots of fun, but also a tough time for those who may be alone or who have recently lost someone.  1. If you have lost someone, it can be hard to notice an empty plate at a formal dining table. To manage the absence, honor the memory with a photo of the person, maybe on the dessert table, and do a buffet-style set-up that allows people to sit wherever they’d like. 2. Along the same lines, start a new tradition. Get creative and make it fun. Maybe invite friends, family, and neighbors …

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09

Sep'18

The Value Of Solitude And Personal Power

by Diane Wing, M.A. Fiona felt as though her head would explode. Between the news broadcasts, social media posts arguing various points of contention, and her friends and family weighing in on her life, she was filled to capacity. She didn’t want to make people feel like they didn’t matter or be disconnected from the world, but her anxiety level rose to teeth-clenching range and it was hard to breathe or to think clearly. Sound familiar? If you’re looking for peace in your life, both within and outside of yourself, it can be problematic. Disconnecting from the bombardment of the …

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09

Sep'18

When was the Last Time You Felt Supported?

by Diane Wing, M.A. You may not know what it feels like to be supported, but you do know how it feels when you’re not. You stagnate, your self-worth diminishes, depression and anxiety rise, and your level of hope declines. Finding others to support you may be challenging depending on your environment and circumstances. If you have supportive friends, relatives, and colleagues, that’s a powerful means of staying motivated. But when you feel abandoned, there are still ways to gain the support you need to chug down your chosen path. 1. Nature – The Japanese call it forest bathing. I call …

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08

Aug'17

How to Leave Judgment Behind and Experience Compassion

When was the last time you judged someone or something based on limited information? A first impression? By something someone told you? It may have made you feel outraged or shocked. It might cause you to form an opinion in ways that are inaccurate and wastes lots of energy making sense of it or feeling that an injustice has been done. Exhausted from anger and resentment that the judgment created, it sucks energy that could be used to better purpose. The energy of judgment causes misunderstandings, false hatred, false love, and other misconceptions about people, places, things, and experiences. It …

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30

Jan'17

The Importance of Being an Independent Thinker

These days it’s hard to know what to believe. The need to critically consider and personally investigate and analyze information is more important than ever. Each of us is charged with being our own authority, with seeking truth and then applying it in a way that is appropriate for our circumstances. It is essential that we develop our instincts that alert us to when something is off, when something may be a threat, and then dig a little deeper to validate or to disprove that feeling. “Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without …

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20

Jan'17

The Value of Happy Employees on the Bottom Line

by Diane Wing. M.A. The benefits of happy employees may seem intangible, but actually, have a significant impact on the bottom line. Studies show an increase in collaboration, innovation, cooperation, focus, and passion as a result of increased happiness. This equates to an increase in productivity ranging between 12 percent and 20 percent. Productivity, enthusiasm, and engagement are the hallmarks of a healthy work environment. Based on these factors, there is a correlation between the level of happiness and the number of sick days taken, customer satisfaction, and level of creativity displayed in the workplace. According to a recent Gallup …

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