• Love Your Life #174: Trying to control others lowers your point of attraction

    Welcome to Love Your Life + Law of Attraction. Today we’re going to talk about three ways attempting to control others lowers your point of attraction. To access this episode, join LYL Premium. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn… Why trying to control others is not benign when it comes to […]

  • environment tolerations stress

    The truth behind why you’re so stressed out

    You’re stressed. You say it’s the big project at work or what’s going on in the world. It’s caring for an elderly parent or the increase in your property taxes. Those are, indeed, stress-inducing. No doubt. A sneaky kind of stress But I want to talk about something causing stress in your life that’s often […]

  • On My Nightstand: Triggers—Creating Behavior Change That Lasts

    In a good book the best is between the lines. –Swedish Proverb I like Triggers because it acknowledges—even emphasizes—that adult behavioral change is hard. And that most of us are pretty bad at it. Just think about something you’ve been wanting to change in your life. How successful have you been? Have you wanted to lose […]

  • Your #1 energy drain is probably in the room with you

    Did you know the most common type of energy drain is what’s going on around you in your environment? Skeptical? Energy drain audit. Then do a quick scan of your environment. Because I can almost guarantee it will yield drains on your energy. It’s that pile of unfiled paperwork on your desk and the chip in your car windshield. It’s […]

  • It’s time to stop being bothered by undone To Dos

    Recently I posted I walk into a room and see a To Do list. The basic premise: Your environment isn’t neutral. It’s either giving you energy or draining your energy. Which means when you’re in your home and all you see are undone items on a To Do list, your energy is being depleted. Here’s an […]

  • I walk into a room and see a To Do list

    The other day a friend said, I can’t walk into any room in my house without seeing a To Do list. She went on to describe what she sees: CDs in piles, dust, unfinished craft projects, carpet that needs to be cleaned, stacks of photos waiting to be put in albums, an item to be […]

  • Sometimes giving up is a good thing

    Sometimes giving up is a good thing

    Someone once asked what I’ve given up to balance my schedule. My answer: Perfectionism. Not an easy feat for someone who used to think perfectionism was a good thing—a quality that meant I’d been raised right. I didn’t give up perfectionism slowly. Instead, I went cold turkey. Like someone does when their doctor issues the […]

  • But don’t you want to look at my resume?

    What’s the single most important factor in making a successful career transition? It’s not polishing your resume or letting everyone know you’re looking to make a career change. It’s not upgrading your skills, reading a book about interviewing, or even networking. No, a successful career transition starts in advance of those activities. It begins by […]

  • Hibernating as a means of renewal

    What happened when I noticed my own version of hibernation

    Winter is here. And with it are short, dark days. Long nights. A perpetual blanket of snow on the ground. A cold that commands respect and settles in the bones. Bare trees and gray sky. Winter has me thinking about the ebb and flow of seasons and the natural course of things, like the instinctive […]