When we feel hurt by someone, we don’t always recognize the pain — it might feel like anger instead. But we are likely truly hurt and we are truly suffering. Perhaps you think a friend is neglecting you. Or was your mother, brother or aunt not generous enough in their gift? Do you feel angry … More ‘Tis the Season … of Giving and Connecting
Ever notice that voice inside? The one that makes you feel afraid, or guilty or anxious? That one that tells you not to bother, or you’re never going to make it, or you’re not really any good. That’s your Inner Critic. And the problem is, your Inner Critic knows all about you — it knows all … More Making Friends with Your Inner Critic
The holidays can be a stressful time — whether you’re reveling in them or dreading them. Thanksgiving is over but now comes the busy social schedule, the end-of-year work deadlines, and the stress of trying to get everything ready for the holidays. On top of regular work and family responsibilities, you might be sending holiday … More Chew Your Food — Not Your Worries
When I was an undergrad student I swam laps almost every day. I’m far from being a gifted swimmer but I love being in the water. What I don’t love is getting into the water — getting started was (and is) always the hardest for me. I had all the hacks – packing my swim … More Micro-Habits — Make Big Changes With One Tiny Step at a Time
Many years ago, I had the pleasure to sit down with John W. Gardner who is oft credited with the expression of “repotting” oneself as an approach to life-long learning and personal growth. He was someone who often repotted himself, even taking a new job in his late 70s. He lived almost 90 years, from … More Making Changes — Is it Time for Repotting You?
New Year’s resolutions — did you complete last year’s? Or how about the one from the year before? If not, you’re in good company. Research at the University of Scranton reports that 92% of people will fail to complete their New Year’s resolution. 92% fail According to Tony Schwarz in “The Way We’re Working Isn’t … More Habits for the New Year — Ease into Them Now
We can shiver, sneeze, laugh, blink, and breathe without any conscious effort. Whether it’s falling asleep, pumping blood through our veins, or breathing air into our lungs, our bodies are often on auto-pilot. But the last one — breathing — can be turned into a powerful and positive force, if we pay attention. We are … More Breathing — It’s Time to Pay Attention