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…

This Nagging Voice Doesn’t Have to Be in Your Life

The nagging voice of your Inner Critic is one of the most toxic and destructive voices you’ll ever hear. And chances are, you hear it a lot, without even realizing. We all have that voice inside. And we all have an inner dialogue that is affecting our thoughts and feelings profoundly. It often takes place under…

Guilt Sapping Your Energy? Whether You’re 30 or 70, This Helps

Guilt is a huge energy drain. Whether you’re embarking on your career or looking back on your life, there’s no good purpose served by feeling guilty. But lots of us do just that, and the consequences are truly devastating. Maybe that sounds like an overstatement to you. But if you think about the cumulative effects…

Stuck in a Rut? This Counter-intuitive Tip Gets You Moving Again

Are you stuck in a rut? It’s a terribly frustrating feeling that can become nightmarish when a deadline looms. You want to get moving. The clock is ticking. And you are still spinning your tires, stuck in a rut. Being stuck in a rut is no fun… Here in New Hampshire, wintertime snowbanks capture this…

The Perfectionism Trap Doesn’t Have to Trip You Up Today, or Ever

Perfectionism is definitely a trap. Parading as a worthy goal, it keeps you stuck and perpetually discouraged with yourself. So, overcoming perfectionistic tendencies and altering perfectionistic choices helps to free you up to be your most creative and productive self. Conversely, allowing perfectionism to hobble you and steal your energy and confidence leaves you endlessly spinning…

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…