Both giving and receiving feedback can be tricky, even triggering. Last weekend, I got to experience it as incredibly helpful and as very difficult (which in itself also proved valuable feedback).
Going somewhere on a whim, following your nose wherever it takes you, forging the iron while it is hot… doing something impulsively can be really fun! But what are the drawbacks? And is there a way to keep the good and let go of the bad?
When we are faced with big decisions in our lives, it can be almost paralyzing. The following lessons I learned from a friend/coach and my therapist have greatly reduced my decision stress. Maybe they work for you, too.
My 37th birthday was a bit of a rough day, and it helped guide the words for this post on things I still find myself facing after working on them for most of my life…
Finding time in our schedules to declutter can be challenging, finding the motivation even more so. Here are a few tips and tricks to make getting rid of stuff easier and more fun. Find one that works for you!
What pushes you into survival mode? How can you tell when you’re in it? And how could you learn to get out of it?
Adrenaline is a hormone that can give us access to our reserves of energy in emergency situations. Yet, when most of our lives end up feeling like an emergency, those reserves get depleted and the adrenaline becomes addictive.
Many of us have princples that guide our lives, ideals that we’ve translated into practical habits to reflect who we want to be. But sometimes, those principles are too hard to uphold, or conflict with one another, or somehow don’t really seem to mirror that initial ideal. Is it alright not to live according to your own principles for a while?
Somehow the plants around us seemed to adjust to a wet summer much better than we did. What can we learn from them?
Why is it so hard for us to rest? Do you ever just sit still and relax, for hours on end? I want to look at why it is tough, and how I can start building rest into my life.