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: 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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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to Stop a Bad Habit – Don’t Deprive, Replace

  Ever try to ‘willpower’ yourself into NOT doing something? You know, like stopping a not-so-healthy habit? How has that worked for you? It’s a nice intention, for example, to decide you’re going to stop getting that candy bar at the vending machine during an afternoon slump at work or stop staying up late bing-watching Netflix on a weeknight. But having an intention not to do something is rarely an empowering enough strategy to make a sustainable change. In fact, if the thing you’re trying to change has it’s own momentum, […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Feeling your way out of being stuck

  Ever been in a mode where you feel like you are spinning your wheels? life not moving along the way you want it to? I know the feeling. And on this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I share how I get myself unstuck. It’s all about recognizing when I’m not feeling how I really want to feel, identifying how do I want to feel, and then choosing to do one small thing that will move me toward feeling that way. Knowing how you want to feel and using that to shift your perspective is […]

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Leveraging yourself as you go along

  I just discovered something about myself. I like structure. It makes me feel capable, confident. I’m laughing a little at that word ‘just’ – how I wrote that I ‘just’ discovered this. I’m no spring chicken. You’d think that would be something that I knew about myself by now. Well, maybe I did know. But I was trying something new. And I forgot what I had learned before. That’s ok. Because re-discovery is useful. Going through the process of learning about yourself is empowering – every time you do […]

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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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