I believe time management should be tossed right out the window, seriously. Sure, knowing how to be effective with the time you have is helpful when you hope to accomplish anything. Showing up on time can require some juggling for sure, but time management creates losers and I can prove it. For one thing, it sucks the creative process right out ...Continue Reading →
Did you know the majority of your day is spent on auto-pilot? What that means is your day is filled with mindless activities; you become hypnotized by them and trapped in the ongoing chitter-chatter of your mind.
Basically, your life is passing away and you have no clue what you are missing. For example, that drive home from work where you forget you are ...Continue Reading →
“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” – Dr. Seuss
I was asked by my own Coach at one time why I hadn’t done more to “grow roots” in my community. I’ve served in the AmeriCorps, still volunteer here and there, although not quite as intense ...Continue Reading →
Ask anyone who they are and they will immediately tell you their name, even if you all ready know it. Next, they will begin to tell you what they are at work or if they are a mom or dad or something other “what” and while those “whats” can certainly impact “who” you are, who are you without the labels?
I’ll bet ...Continue Reading →
Imagine opening your eyes from a meditation session and feeling transcended, truly peaceful and connected. Now imagine those benefits last longer than just a few minutes. That is completely possible, but most people who meditate are missing the boat because after the initial attempts to meditate, they stop learning how to really meditate effectively. They either become dependent on guided ...Continue Reading →
What does mind power mean to you? Does it mean that your mind is always calm and clear like a bright sunny day? Or does it mean that you can direct your thoughts in ways that best serve your life, without getting caught up in the abundance of mental chatter? Maybe it means a bit of both. For me, achieving mind power means ...Continue Reading →
When the seasons change, too quickly these days, it always puts me in a reflective state. I wonder how my life is measuring up to my own best interests and how I am measuring up as someone that my loved ones are happy to be associated with. I think it’s important for us all to take this time because it is so ...Continue Reading →
If you find yourself thinking your best efforts are never “good enough” and feel as if you are a failure at life if you have not performed perfectly, then you know full well the pressure you put on yourself. Perfectionists suffer immensely from illnesses such as anxiety, depression, stomach problems and other physical manifestations of the inwards struggle to be “perfect”. You are also more than twice as likely to fall victim to addictions as those who are not so ...Continue Reading →
Most of us know the difference between being alone and feeling lonely. Often times we feel the loneliest in a roomful of people. Feelings of loneliness are usually caused by feeling disconnected from yourself and others due to a variety of events such as depression, feeling as if you don’t belong or fit in, or if you aren’t getting your needs met.
Being able to overcome loneliness means being able to determine what is causing those feelings. You may feel lonely ...Continue Reading →
Who you are in your relationship to others is the determining factor to the quality of your relationships. With this in mind, finding out the role you play and how to adjust that role can create deeper and more satisfying ties to others. In order to have the opportunity to recreate your relationships in ways that are healthier and happier for all involved, ...Continue Reading →