Creativity Thrives When Perfectionism Isn’t Stifling Your Excellence

Creativity requires space for exploring, expanding, and blossoming. Your creativity is very often sparked by mistakes and wrong turns. The binding, critical, constricted energy of perfectionism is the enemy of your creativity. So, doing the work to overcome perfectionism in your life frees you up. It allows you to be your most creative and productive self.…

Flexibility and Compassion Help with Time Challenges, NOT Your Inner Critic

Flexibility and compassion are two keys to increasing your time management skills and meeting daily time challenges successfully. No matter how well you plan your time, there are bound to be glitches and bumps in the road. How you manage them defines your day, as surely as your plans do. Consider this scenario — one that’s familiar…

Voice Recognition Helps You Counter the Toxic Power of Your Inner Critic

The Inner Critic steals your confidence, your time and your energy. It’s a voice that undermines with insidious whispers. And it takes a huge toll in your everyday life. The more you listen to this destructive voice, the worse it gets. And the effects of the Inner Critic are often particularly hard to see and…

Stop Perfection Paralysis in Its Tracks — Listen to Your Inner Adult

How do you get yourself moving when what I call ‘Perfection Paralysis’ has you stuck? Interestingly, the answer can be found in some questions. Clear, direct questions are one of the best antidotes to perfectionism because they help you unmask the unrealistic expectations and self-critical energy that keep you stuck. Until you deal with it, Perfection…

Going Deeper: Find Time to Know Yourself and Your Mysteries

How well do you know yourself? Finding time to explore life’s mysteries is something that always enriches us in powerful and unexpected ways.  And you know what? Many of the deepest mysteries are to be found right inside of you. Indeed, among the fundamental mysteries of life, our own hearts and minds can frequently present…

When It Comes to Time and Money, This is Your Key

Are you stressed about your time and money? Do they feel constantly scarce to you? Putting yourself in a position to take charge of your time and money is a challenge. And sometimes it’s more difficult than others. But have you ever considered that ‘taking charge’ might not be the best first step? Does this sound…

What Stories Will You Tell Yourself as You Travel Through this Year?

The stories you tell yourself, to a surprising extent, define your reality. So, when it comes to meaningful conversations, the silent ones you have with yourself may be the most important ones to pay attention to. And what better time than the start of a New Year to pause and think about that? Maybe it’s time…