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I’d Rather Have a Root Canal!

That’s the old joke, right? It’s funny til you have to have one. I did earlier this year. No fun. Before you have to have any type of medical or dental procedure it’s very easy to get into fear mode. We’ve all heard horror stories about someone who had a bad and then we worry …

Respond or React?

That is the question. Many of us think they are one and the same. They are not. They are vastly different. These are two words that seem to have subtle differences, especially if you look them up in the dictionary, but they are very different. Reacting is how you act as a result of something …

Motivate Schmotivate

Ever notice when there’s something you really don’t want to do, you just can’t motivate yourself? All those tried and true techniques like rewarding yourself after you do it still don’t seem to get seem to get you in gear? Listening to motivational podcasts don’t get your juices flowing? No matter what you do, you …

Do, Be, Give

This came to me in mediation the other night. There are three types of people. Givers, doers and be-ers. Until I spoke with a psychologist friend to verify this, I had no idea I was on track with my information. It made total sense to me so I was grateful for the validation from a …

Cookies in the Car

Yep, I admit it, I did that. I ate some cookies in the car. Why? Because I was stressed out. Many of us are stress eaters. We reach for food when we’re upset. What we reach for is different for everyone. What’s your food of choice? Oftentimes it’s something that has good memories attached to …

Do What Feels Right

Do you ever find yourself being indecisive? That’s when we’d be better off doing what feels right. That sounds so obvious, doesn’t it? If we all knew what felt right all the time, we wouldn’t need advisors, consultants, psychics, therapists, coaches etc. We would just know the answer. But that’s not often how our lives …

The Mind is Like a Toddler

While in the middle of writing a proposal at work have you found yourself interrupted by thoughts of, “Is that cute guy I just met going to call me back?” Or you’re working out on the treadmill and your mind strays to, “Will I ever lose these 15 lbs?” We do it often and don’t …