To live is to have a story.
We either enter our stories or they own us. Only when we have the courage to own our history are, we able to write a brave new ending to our story.
Your story matters-all of it. It is never too late to give us the gift of a do-over, a...
Have you ever thought to yourself that there aren’t enough hours in the day, or felt overwhelmed at the tasks facing you? These simple and deep ways will help you multiply your time and effectiveness.
Clarify your goals and strategy
Be very clear about your aims and ambitions, both...
How well do we enter the emotional experience of another, especially our children?
Attunement is an intentional choice to remain present, open, and willing to contain the hard feelings of a child.
It is through attunement that a child builds trust and...
I choose what and who I become by my own actions. I am not limited or defined by what happened to me.
Why We Set Goals
- To give direction to life
- To make sure we are the ones choosing the direction of our life -- not others, not fate, not the media, etc.
- To motivate
- To make sure...
What broke you?
Who broke you?
How would you get back to destruction, if you wanted to?
One of the keys to reaching your goals is to eliminate any escape routes. It is tempting to retreat to safety and comfort when challenges and difficulties arise. To avoid turning around and abandoning...
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty “
– Winston Churchill
An optimist, when faced with a problem, tends to find the upside to the situation and starts figuring out ways to solve that problem, or ways to turn...
One of the reasons we do not face our goals is that when we face an unexpected barrier that we're unsure how to deal with, we shut down. We become discouraged, we start making excuses, and we allow ourselves to back off of our original plan. While this is a human and natural tendency, it's not...
"It the best parts of us that are willing to look at the worst parts of us."
There are different roles we play in our family origin.
What role did you play?
As we allow our hearts to be captured by our own stories, it is important to look at the place we held in our...
Don’t dull the voice of your heart just to please your brain
As it swells into overthought and the desire to be right
Switch on the light of your inner lamp.
Listen to your heart so you can feel from your soul
Don’t discount your heart to make your logic fit.
― Christine Evangelou...
There are all kinds of strategies, ways of thinking, patterns of behavior, and practical tips for improving your life and feeling better about yourself, but they're all redundant if the foundation isn't there. That foundation is the real you, the you that you know deep down you are.
The trick is...
- ability to regulate your emotions (calming yourself)
- ability to...