Career Guidance from the Cards

Written by Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D.

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Another client, Mike, was not familiar with tarot cards, which he associated with store-front crystal balls. Mike had been laid off from a lucrative managerial position, with a generous severance package.. Mike drewrepparttar Three of Cups from a Rider-Waite deck. I encouraged him to studyrepparttar 122433 image first, before turning to published interpretations. Mike spoke of three women who seemed to be proposing a toast. They appeared very focused onrepparttar 122434 cups and on each other. Mike felt drawn torepparttar 122435 symbols of autumn and harvest: pumpkin, grapes, fruits, orange and yellow colors. Perhaps, Mike thought, he needed to harvestrepparttar 122436 fruits of his previous career. He could celebrate what he had stored up and userepparttar 122437 fruits ofrepparttar 122438 harvest for a new life. Mike had little interest in studying traditional meanings of this card. His own answer felt right to him. Besides this method, I advocaterepparttar 122439 card-a-day method to track progress of a life transition. Keep a tarot card intuition journal. Write downrepparttar 122440 question, draw a card, and record your card, Later you can trackrepparttar 122441 effectiveness of tarot cards for your own life. You may learn new meanings: "I thought this card meant departure but it really meant I was supposed to be waiting." My Rider-Waite deck has become one ofrepparttar 122442 most powerful tools in my career coaching. I encourage you to use your own cards to gather intuitive wisdom and enhance intuition as you enjoy career and life change.

Cathy Goodwin, PhD, is an author, speaker and career consultant. For her free Career Freedom ezine, email This article comes from her ebook: Email: Phone: 505-534-4294.

The Art of Conscious Living

Written by Yvonne Chiarelli, PdD

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Mindfulness is empowering because it cultivates greater awareness, clarity, and acceptance ofrepparttar present moment reality. Mindfulness as a work or life strategy:

> Saves time > Increases memory retention > Preserves integrity > Improves performance > Improves perception.

Who wouldn't like that? Successful people are highly skilled in using their focused attention on their activity, even if they spend little time on that activity. They can efficiently absorb, process, and discern and at very high rate when focusing their deep and mindful attention.

I challenge you to be fully awake, aware, focused inrepparttar 122432 present, and seerepparttar 122433 extraordinary inrepparttar 122434 mundane forrepparttar 122435 next two hours. Be ever vigilant that you are paying attention.

There are many resources on mindfulness at your local or virtual bookseller. Here are two that I can recommend:

1. Wherever You Go, There You Are : Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

2. The Miracle of Mindfulness : A Manual on Meditation -- by Thich Nhat Hanh, Mobi Ho (Translator)

Having a personal support team is a great way to keep you on track. You can also use a coach to help you reach your goals on personal growth and your desire to handcraft a life of choice.

By Yvonne Chiarelli. Yvonne is a professional coach providing personal support, clarity, and strategy through collaborative relationship. For more information, visit her website at: Free subscriptions to e-Letters are available. 2002 Yvonne Chiarelli

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