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…

Self-Talk and Abundance: Your Path to Fulfillment

Abundance is a term that gets bandied about a lot in online circles. And at the same time, in today’s uncertain economic climate abundance may sound like an aspiration that’s out of reach. What is abundance? Is abundance about how much you possess? Is it reflected in how much free time you have? Or is…

Each Day is a Journey, So Bring What You Need

Giving yourself what you need is probably the most powerful productivity tool there is.  A core self-care skill. it makes everything possible. And yet for lots of us, this is something that constantly falls to the bottom of the list. So, I think this helps you see how important this skill is: Think of each…

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…

Time, Energy, and Clutter — Clear Some Space with this Mindset Change

Clutter just seems to pile up, doesn’t it? Whether it’s in your space, your time, or in your mind, clutter is one of the biggest challenges that we all face in this day and age. And the busier you get, the more overwhelming it often feels. Maybe it’s the news cycle or your space or your to-do…

Feeling the Fear? Find a Stronger Voice

Fear is a debilitating energy that you hold the power to change. It might feel overwhelming in a given moment, but fear is, at its core, simply a feeling. In a recent post titled “Assertiveness Strategies — How to Say No When You’re Scared to Death” I wrote: Assertiveness is a choice you make and an…

Listen to Yourself and Learn What You Truly Need Today and Every Day

When you listen you learn. And when you listen to yourself, you may be especially surprised at what you learn. Yet, finding time to really listen to yourself seems a challenge that defeats many of us. It’s so important, and it sounds so easy. But more often than not, it seems to be the last…