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The Present of Presence
by Kristina Leonardi
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"A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind," was the conclusion of a new Harvard study using an iPhone app. It is a sentiment that many religions and philosophies have proclaimed for centuries that can best be summed up by the popular phrase, 'be here now.'

 

If someone had a window into our minds, they'd see that we are almost never fully engaged in what is right in front of us, whether we're thinking of something in the past or future, or simply not focused on the task at hand, and that causes unhappiness.

 

According to Andrew Bersnstein's  The Myth of Stress, it's not the activity or situation itself that is a stressor, but our mind's perception and reaction to it that causes the stress.  So by recognizing the reality of the situation at that particular time, and really see why it is happening is a way to greatly reduce your adverse response to whatever is taking place.

 

I am always talking about process and 'understanding where you're at.' Most unpleasant situations we find ourselves in are impermanent; by simply accepting the fact that they are temporary, you can greatly increase your sense of inner peace and balance.  Because life is constantly in motion we need to learn how to just 'go with the flow' and know that 'this too shall pass.'

 

Remember that if you show up, in your mind and also physically to that meeting or event or participating in that conversation, you've already done half the work and the Universe can meet you half way to create whatever it is you want or need. 

 

Out of chaos always comes clarity. Need a little help living in the unknown and keepin' it in real time?  I can be your personal iPhone app that checks in to show you how to make sense of and the best out of anywhere you happen to be...

 

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For related thoughts on this topic, check out One Day at a Time

 

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About Kristina's Coaching
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Kristina Leonardi is a career/life coach who has a proven record of getting "stuck" clients empowered to make changes aligned with their true passions and talents in a short time. She provides a practical framework for each individual to make the most of their personal and professional lives, allowing them to recognize, connect to, and fulfill their role in the world at large and live a life with clarity, balance and direction.   

 

Kristina's holistic, gimmick-free, and minimalist approach has earned her widely diverse and fiercely loyal following from all walks and stations of life, including savvy New Yorkers who have tried other coaches, approaches, and therapy with little or limited results.  Click here to learn more 

  

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She has a laid-back approach, but don't let that fool anyone. Her ability to read people is amazing and her assessments of how a person can enrich their lives/careers are spot-on. After she asked me lots of questions, she was somehow able to give me an assessment that was frighteningly accurate and illuminating.    

 

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Known as a dynamic, 'inspiring' and 'down-to-earth' speaker with unique yet practical perspectives on career development, work/life wellness, and employee engagement, Kristina has been a featured speaker for many corporate seminars, non-profit organizations and conferences, including: UBS, Saatchi & Saatchi, HR Association of NY, Ogilvy & Mather, American Business Women's Association, the Junior League, NYU and the New York's Science, Business & Industry Library.
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Kristina's Media Mix
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Forbes article
What I Learned Working with a Career Coach
From Passion to Profit Career Transition Support Group - Episode 1
From Passion to Profit Career Transition Support Group
Daily Muse
6 Things You Can Get from a Not-Quite Dream Job (Besides the Paycheck)

NYPL SIBL video
Pink Slips: How Losing Your Job is a Good Thing (Video)

Huffington Post article
5 Simple Steps for Finding Your Life's Purpose.
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