Your Inner Critic is NOT Someone You Need to Listen To

Your inner critic whispers draining, debilitating messages in your ear more than you realize. In fact, for many people, it’s an almost constant undertone. And learning to recognize and root out those messages is an effort well worth undertaking.  So many of us are plagued by this droning voice. It undermines at every turn, and…

Your Guilt: Banish It and Release Your Energy

Your guilt, when it’s sitting in the driver’s seat, is a terribly negative, deflating, and ultimately unhelpful feeling. Often your guilt springs, not from actions but from old messages. And the good news is that there’s a lot you can learn from your guilt. As you open to the information your feelings offer, you’ll find…

Stop Listening to Your Inner Critic and Start Soaring

When you stop listening to your Inner Critic you give yourself a boost like no other. That’s because the voice of your Inner Critic is one of the most destructive voices you’ll ever hear. It saps your energy and drains your confidence. The bad news is, we all have that voice inside. And the good…

Are You Letting Your Outer Critic Steal Your Time?

Your outer critic is a lot like your inner critic. Both drip with negativity. Both are big time wasters. And both are nearly invisible, until you notice them. So, we’ve focused on the ways that your inner critic steals your time and energy in some recent blog posts. And we’ve shared tips about how to…

How Can I Befriend Myself? Try Empowered Compassion™

I recently had an e-mail from a reader named Tina who is striving to befriend herself in the midst of a busy life. Chronically having too much on her plate, she struggles with frustration and fatigue. Her expectations for herself are high, and she almost never meets them. Maybe what Tina shared will sound familiar…

Celebrating Yourself and Your Accomplishments is Your Job

As we navigate the New Year, many of us have made resolutions. Plans like finding time to exercise top many lists, I’m sure. And, indeed, activities like exercise are key ingredients in caring for yourself. But today I want to write about something even more fundamental than that particular self-care skill. It’s something that people…

Don’t Give Your Inner Critic Air Time — It Only Holds You Back

What’s the Inner Critic? It’s an internal voice that will narrate your life for you if you allow it to. So, will you? Your answer is important, as it has a huge effect on your energy and your experience of each moment. Every human being has an Inner Critic. I struggle with this voice as…