Recalibrating Resolutions Renews Your Energy

Recalibrating resolutions keeps you energized and on-track when you feel yourself faltering. Remember that goal that looked so doable back on January 1? Well, don’t be discouraged. You can still get there, but you may need to step back and recalibrate. What do I mean by that? Taking stock… Finding time to take stock when…

Deepen Your Moments by Keeping Your Routines and Rituals Fresh

Routines and rituals help you be more efficient and effective with your time. But when they become rote, they lose some of their unique power and you lose your connection to your moments. In fact, when a ritual becomes rote it is no longer a deepening experience and is more like a routine. So putting…

Beef Up Your Verbs and Beef Up Your Energy

When’s the last time you thought about verbs? Who’s the last person that told you verbs are important? Was it a long-ago teacher, encouraging you to use more action words? Or was it an editor offering suggestions to make your writing more vivid and engaging? Well, aside from advice from teachers or editors, I bet…

Gratitude — It Isn’t Just an Attitude

Gratitude, like a deep, cleansing breath, is a surefire way to energize yourself. Indeed, opening your heart with gratitude is one of the most powerful, grounding, and expansive gifts that you can give yourself.  The scope and depth of the effects that gratitude has can seem almost magical. It impacts our perception of time and…

Let Go of Perfectionism and Let Your Holidays Be Real

Letting go of perfectionism allows you to enjoy your holidays more fully. This is because it lets you be grounded solidly in your moments. You are free to be present to all that the season offers. On the other hand, pursuing perfectionism sets you up to hold eternally unrealistic expectations. Let go and settle in……

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…