• It’s no fun being addicted to approval

    I used to want everyone to like me. And I wanted everyone around me to be happy. More to the point, I was driven to be accepted, to be approved of, to be liked. To be considered a nice person. It wasn’t a pretty picture. Addicted to approval I said yes to client requests that […]

  • You’re NOT worth it, so just DO it (Is this you?)

    I want you to think about how you take care of yourself. Are you burning the candle at both ends and suffering from burnout? Do you wear busy like a badge of honor? Sacrifice sleep to mark one more thing off your To Do list? Do you say yes, yes, yes, and then wonder why […]

  • Warning: Your serenity and sanity are at risk

    Are you so overwhelmed that you don’t have the time or energy to do anything about why you’re overwhelmed to begin with? It’s a maddening conundrum, isn’t it? Your To Do list is mostly undone, work has reached its tentacles way beyond an 8-hour day, and life keeps presenting you with unexpected hurdles. Most days […]

  • Everything has to be perfect vs. Done is better than perfect

    The perfect holiday. The perfect performance. The perfect house. The perfect life. Everything has to be perfect. You can’t make mistakes. Failing is unacceptable. You have to be perfect. The perfectionist mindset creates this reality: Before you even swing your legs out of bed in the morning and put your feet on the floor, you […]

  • Did you see the bear coming out of the porta-potty?

    In the past, I never would’ve clicked to read anything about a bear. Or a porta-potty. I was too busy and certainly didn’t have time for frivolous. Which makes me realize this: I’m so much less serious than I used to be. I laugh more. Play more. I don’t work as many hours. I take […]

  • Will you take the energy challenge?

    Often I hear someone say they wish they had more time. Maybe you’re someone who says this. But time isn’t always what people are really looking for. More than time, I think most of us want more energy to do the things that matter most. Wishing for extra time Recently a client said, I wish there […]