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Navigating a Mindful Path Through Chaos - with Marlena deCarion, PCC: Part 1

October 18, 2020

Navigating a Mindful Path Through Chaos - with Marlena deCarion, PCC: Part 1
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On today's show Marlena shares a tragedy she experienced  in her early twenties, and how the Mindfulness qualities of presence, curiosity and compassion helped her heal from the trauma. 

We also explore Buddhist teachings on:

  • what's the true source of our well-being
  • the 3 steps that lead us away from our direct experience and into suffering
  • pain is inevitable - suffering is optional: The Buddhist teaching on the “second arrow”
  • why we’re wired to anticipate trouble even when we’re okay
  • how to release the strategy of "control"

Marlena also shares her thoughts on the empowering benefits of remaining curious and open in difficult times, and offers suggestions for how to practice this essential life skill.

Listen to Part 2 of our conversation here:
Navigating a Mindful Path Through Chaos - with Marlena deCarion, PCC: Part 2

Today’s guest:
Marlena deCarion, PCC is a Professional Certified Coach with The International Coach Federation and is Senior Faculty at The Coaches Training Institute. She coaches entrepreneurs, executives, leaders and teams who want to take their lives to the next level of growth and development.
Marlena deCarion Website
 

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