The Back Story

Never one to not do what I encourage others to do, I sat down and “got curious” about what was going on. Focusing on staying out of my THINKING brain, I tried to discern the feelings at the source of the “icky tweak”. Here’s what I came up with.

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Why It’s Hard to Change

Whether it’s behaviors or opinions, change is hard. Uncomfortable. Courageous. Great read – The Psychology of Belief – How your brain distorts the world to support your emotional attachments to certain ideas. Our tendency to cling to our beliefs may feel better than the alternative, but that doesn’t mean it’s in our best interest. Our…

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The Perils of Perfectionism

I’m sharing Olga Khazan‘s recent article from The Atlantic addressing the perils of perfectionism. Do you recognize your thinking in any of these statements? The Problem With Being Perfect A trait that’s often seen as good can actually be destructive. Here’s how to combat it. When the psychologist Jessica Pryor lived near an internationally renowned…

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10 Mindful Attitudes That Decrease Anxiety

By exerting more conscious control over our behaviors and attitudes, we learn to work with our intention, wise effort, and capacity to be kind to ourselves. Sharing this helpful article (from July 2016) by BOB STAHL runlenarun/Adobe Stock Mindfulness is, in short, the practice of being aware of what’s happening or what you’re experiencing in the present…

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Peter Drucker Fan Girl

I’m forever a member of the Peter Drucker fan club. It’s just that simple. (Not easy, but simple.) “…it’s not because you lack willpower or discipline or that you’re not someone who is suitable for a particular task, but it’s that your practice isn’t designed for optimal performance.” Love this article by Zat Rana: Peter…

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The Infinite Within

“You know that what we are afraid of is not so much our limitations but the infinite within us.” Nelson Mandela as quoted by the poet John O’Donohue

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Relax. Relax. Relax.

Janet, a fellow coach who’s also a writer, recommends her clients use the acronym “CAR” when communicating their strengths and experience during job interviews. It helps maintain the focus and natural progression a story should take – challenge, action, result. It’s simple. Not easy, but simple. Just like yoga (deja vu to my last post).…

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I Met Myself In the Arena (Mirror Work)

Daring Greatly

It takes a village. At least, that’s the self-development community I strive to live within, therapists, mentors, coaches, yogis, peers, healers, learners, seekers. The reasons for the size of the population are another subject. In this post, we’ll deal with this week’s experiences. Returning from spending spring break with my youngest son, visiting my family in…

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