Category Archives: Life Lessons

High standards getting you down?

High standards are tricky. They can be great motivators or you can use them to beat up yourself and others. It all depends on whether you think of them as goals or measures. And if they’re grounded in reality. I have always … Continue reading

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Stressed? 10 Ways to Take a 1-minute ME Break

Before you start reading: Take a deep breath in and let it out slowly. Do that one more time. Now a third time, paying attention to the air that’s moving through your body. Congratulations! You just helped to reduce the … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to My Inner Critic

My Dearest Inner Critic, I really love you. I know that might not sound so healthy considering all the mean ways you talk to me, but hear me out. At first I didn’t love you. I hated you. And I was … Continue reading

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Blame

None of us enjoys the feeling of having disappointed someone. Sometimes we face disappointment from others, and sometimes we’ve disappointed ourselves. Either way, we don’t like the feeling. Disappointments can be large or small. We might forget to do something … Continue reading

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The Courage to Stop Complaining

The decision to stop complaining is not an easy one. It’s taking a stand against negative forms of conversation and thinking, yes, and it’s so much more than that. The decision to stop complaining means we’ve decided to stop being observers, passing commentary … Continue reading

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