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Have you ever felt stuck? Torn as to what to do and which way to go in life?
Maybe you feel that way about some aspect of life right now. If that's the case, this post is for you. Even if it's not the case, read on, because that stuck / torn feeling is one we encounter over and...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>
I’ll cut to the chase: this week’s podcast episode is an absolute master class in Life Design. If there is one single bit of friction in your life or you have even the smallest hunch that you want to make a change in your life, this episode is for you.
I used to wear busy like a badge of honor.
“How are you?” my mom would ask.
“I’m so busy! I’m working a ton, and I have to blah blah blah.”
I was on my way to burn out.
That was in...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>
Think of a time when you faced something really difficult – a time when you had to cope with something. Get a clear picture of that time in your mind, and think about the emotions you experienced.
Now let me ask you this: what was the approach you took for coping...
Pop quiz. What color is this?
Most people will say grey.
But, what if I told you that this grey paint is actually composed of 4 other colors mixed together. How easy would it be for you to figure out what those 4 colors were?
Pretty tough, right?
This simple paint example actually illustrates a...
Neuroplasticity. A concept we’ve all heard about. It’s a key driver of growth mindset, the creation of new habits, the reason why gratitude practices are so powerful, and the underlying factor that allows us to reinvent ourselves.
How amazing is that?!
My sweet great-aunt Betty died a few weeks ago. She was a loving woman living on borrowed time, a light in this world for nearly nine decades. Thanks to technology, I was able to attend her funeral virtually. And as I listened to the beautiful eulogy my cousin delivered, I was struck by how...
When you think about your day, what percent of it would you guess is being run by or influenced by habits? I bet the percent is a lot higher than you think!
You see, so much of our behavior, the thoughts we have, and our emotions are ingrained in us to the point that they run nearly on...
This is the second part of a special 2-part series of the podcast where we continue our deep dive into one of the most foundational principles of psychological strength. Specifically, the inner chatter of the committee in your mind.
What is the committee in your mind? It’s the set...
You know that little voice? The one inside that’s constantly comparing you to others, noting all the ways you’re falling short, and oh-so-helpfully pointing out everything little thing you do wrong?
Or perhaps your Inner Critic is more of a bully, calling you names and...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>
This is a special episode of the podcast. It’s actually the first part of a 2-part series we’re doing to dive into one of the most foundational principles of psychological strength. Specifically, the inner chatter of the committee in your mind.
What is the committee...
We frequently have conversations with our students and clients about how it is NOT selfish to take care of yourself....but what if it actually IS selfish? What if it is something called healthy selfishness?
I came across this concept in a book I have been reading. The book is...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>