WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: To Do List stressing you out? De-stress with the opposite

  Do you have an ever growing To Do list that stresses you out? Life is busy. But the key to managing the stress that comes with it is to build up your resiliency. And resiliency’s main ingredient is your sense of self efficacy – that sensation of believing in yourself and your capacity to accomplish what you set out to. So on this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’m sharing an idea that offers a powerful way to build that self efficacy and resilience with a counterbalance to your never-ending […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Need to solve a problem? Why you should start with what IS working

  Have you ever noticed how we humans have a tendency to focus on what’s not going well? It’s said that as human animals, we’re wired to look for problems — that we evolved because we got good at recognizing dangers and threats. But as we’ve continued to evolve, it’s actually our ability to notice what IS working — our willingness to shift our focus onto how and why something is going well — that is empowering us to thrive. On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I invite you to […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Procrastinating? What you need is a way in.

  Are you a procrastinator? Most of us find ourselves with procrastinating tendencies once in a while — especially when what we are wanting or needing to work on seems big, unclear, or complex. On this Wellness Tip Wednesday I share how you can sneak past that procrastinator part of you so you can get moving on the project or goal hanging over your head. The key is finding your way in. Try this strategy the next time your inner procrastinator seems to be holding you back. And let me […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Feeling overwhelmed? How a brain download can soothe you.

  Do you ever have times when you feel overwhelmed about all the things you have to do? Have you also experienced the added stress and frustration that comes when something important has dropped off the end because you couldn’t remember it all? On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to limit that frustration and bring the overwhelm-stress down a notch. I invite you to try this brain download strategy the next time you’re feeling the stress of your busy life. And let me […]

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The usefulness of Yay me! moments

  What went well for you this week? When I work with my coaching clients, that question is an important part of our conversations. Did it take a couple minutes for you to think of something? What if I asked you about what didn’t go so well? Went right to it, didn’t you? That’s why that first question is important. Important to ask first. A coach I once worked with adds a layer to that question that makes it even more powerful… she regularly asked me to connect it back […]

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My New Year Breakthrough

  I am ready. Well, maybe I’m not. But heck, it’s a new year. And I actually love that new year energy of intention and commitment. So this year, I’ve decided to channel that energy toward something I don’t usually do. I’m going to follow Brian Johnson’s advice and sink into a ‘fire, ready, aim’ approach. When I first heard Brian talk about that concept as he summarized Jason Selk’s book, 10 Minute Toughness, oh boy, did the perfectionist in me bristle uncomfortably. I’m a thinker, a planner. Jumping right […]

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