Is it really that bad?

Is it really that bad?

I have a good friend who thought about quitting his job, but was paralyzed by fear. What if he couldn’t find a better job? What if he regretted the choice? What if he made the switch, and the new job wasn’t any better? What if he took a risk, and it didn’t pay off?...
And then…the girl spilled the paint!

And then…the girl spilled the paint!

Your mind is powerful. Your mind has helped you achieve great things. And it can also keep you stuck in unhealthy thought patterns. How can you harness the power of your mind to full advantage? Start by elevating your state of consciousness. (what the heck does that...
Viewing Failure as Feedback

Viewing Failure as Feedback

Yesterday at swim practice, our daughter Eva came running out of the pool crying. Scared and overwhelmed. She said; “Mommy, it’s too hard. I can’t do what they’re asking me to do.” Some of the kids are strong swimmers and Eva’s still learning to swim. She was being...
Want to Get Your Giggles On?

Want to Get Your Giggles On?

Earlier this week, I was running near my house when I saw two bicycles abandoned haphazardly on the side of the bike trail. Standing in the tall grass ten feet away was a couple dressed in bike gear with their helmets still on, embracing quite passionately (if I was a...
How to Deal with Difficult Emotions

How to Deal with Difficult Emotions

Last Friday, I woke up feeling off. I was sad for no reason, and a bit depressed. I spent the morning with my kids, and had child care in the afternoon so I could work. But I didn’t feel like working. I didn’t feel like doing anything. I felt like grieving, and I...
Do you want to find your calling?

Do you want to find your calling?

Your soul’s calling. Some people talk about having a “calling” with their lives. To be an artist, a teacher, a musician, a doctor. To build schools in Africa. But most of us don’t identify with having a single “soul calling.” We either dismiss the term thinking; “that...
The Importance of Renewal

The Importance of Renewal

Straight to the next. These days, it seems we’re always eager for the next thing. The next promotion. The next event. The next vacation. The next big project. Recently, I learned this powerful framework from Gail Larsen’s Transformational Speaking program (I highly...
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