Tova Payne

Writer, Teacher + Intuitive Consultant

How to Let Go of Fear:

“Any choice made from fear is a violation of the energy of faith” –Caroline Myss

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Fear— we’re all touched by it in varying degrees depending on the day and circumstance.

Feeling the brush of fear course through your body when you’re walking in a poorly lit sketchy neighbourhood is a gift of protection.

But most fears do not protect us. They stop us from living a joy-filled abundant life that lies beyond the shackles of our fears.
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The Upside to Your Negative Feelings

Feelings hold truth. You can’t fight someone on their feelings. You may not agree with their point of view but  feelings are not up for debate. Feelings are raw data.

If you’ve ever been told “You shouldn’t feel that way” (Which most of us are told at some point, often in our earliest stages of life) – it takes away from our ability to honour all our feelings.

Ultimately, it’s our feelings that help us navigate life with more harmony, wisdom, and ease.
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How to Know When to Quit

When to quit vs. When to stick with it:

Determination, perseverance and trust are pillars on any journey, especially the creative journey when you’re creating something from nothing. Whether you want to create a new app, become a doctor, or write a book—all these things take time, and often involve days when we’re not in the mood of doing what needs to be done. Quitting would kill the dream.

“Don’t quit – you’re just 3 feet from gold” is a famous saying from Napolean Hill. Les Brown tells the story of his persistence to get a radio gig. He’d walk in everyday to the studio asking for a job. Every day he was told there is no job. Eventually the owner took him on. Persistence is powerful.

But what about when quitting is the right thing to do? What about when quitting is the very thing that will bring you closer to your dream?
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An Unconventional Way to Insight in Your Life and Work

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience” 

~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There I was running. Faster than I ever run. A part of me couldn’t believe I was running so fast. It felt good until I had to stop—up ahead I saw a barrier, and I needed to stop. I was feeling out of control, finding it difficult to decelerate my speed. The barrier’s getting closer, I barely have time to think about what will happen if I crash into that wall…

Then I wake up.

Dreams: we all have them, and we remember them some of the time. Dream life is a fun universe you get to enter every night, and sometimes you’ll remember the places you visit.

Dreams have been an area of intrigue for centuries, likely since the beginning of time. Philosophers, poets, writers and psychologists have written at great lengths about their meanings, virtues, significance, and insignificance.

But what if your dreams contained information and insight for you so that you can learn, grow, and make better choices?

What if your dreams could help you grow your business and creative projects?

According to Gayle Delaney, Ph.D. —they can.  And she’s not alone in her research. Her work is so powerful that even Stanford Business School has received her work into their business program.

That’s mind-blowing! A top notch business school being open to something that most people would blow off as flakey and irrelevant? Obviously the results are powerful, and they work.
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10 Steps to Making Better Choices

Everyday we’re left with choices:

  • Will you start your day pressing snooze or sit up and meditate?
  • Will you get a doughnut or make a smoothie before leaving the house?
  • Will you approach your work with a scattered mind as you multi-task or will you close off all distractions and fully focus on one project ?

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Change One Thing—Change Everything

Change can be overwhelming—especially when you feel like everything in your life’s fallen in a rut.

Although routine gives us structure and safety—if you fall into a routine of dullness your happiness and health will suffer. It’s easy to not do things: not go outside, not go on that walk/run, not check out that new class, or not enrol in that program you’ve been thinking about.

Inertia is a powerful force—and a body at rest will stay at rest. 

If you want to see changes in your life, whether it’s in your career, body, or relationships—start with one thing and watch everything change.

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