Learn With Open Eyes
This poem, by Portia Nelson, shows us how to successfully learn and grow. CHAPTER 1 I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes me forever to find a way out. CHAPTER 2 I walk […]
What Cage Are You In?
A woman sent me an email once, admitting that she felt like a caged bird. When I asked her if the cage door was unlocked, she said she didn’t know, because she wasn’t brave enough to push against it. So she sat there, angry and critical — because it felt normal and comfortable to her. […]
Stop Waiting For An Apology
Where is your waiting for an apology keeping you stuck in anger, frustration, or pain? Just stop it, already. Life is short. MOVE on. How? > > > Take these FOUR steps: 1. DECIDE to let it go. It helps to realize that if you’re stuck, it’s because you have given away your personal power. […]
Wanna Make 2023 GREAT?
The possibility of making 2023 your *best* year yet starts with your mindset, goals, and action. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Summon the courage to believe that YOU can make great things happen in your life. You hold the power! Even if you had a rotten childhood. Or you flunked out of […]
Fear. It’s everywhere. In us. Outside us. The world fuels and recycles fear. Our politicians and media use it. Our work environments/family members/health industry use it. Our minds continuously beat us up with fearful, debilitating thoughts. How does our fear show up? Shame. Jealousy. Judging. Competitiveness. Hiding. Blaming. Victim mindset. Imposter Syndrome. Violence. Hoarding. Our fear of […]
Ignite Your Superhero!
You Already Hold the Power! When we showed up on this planet, we showed up in our natural magnificence. Unblemished. Unwounded. With open hearts and minds. With special giftings and untapped potential. As little kids, we BELIEVED we had superpowers. Some of us slept on Superhero sheets. Some of us proudly strutted around in our […]
Are YOU Ready to Show Up?
Are you STILL hiding YOU? Is there some part of the REAL you that you mask or hide or mentally beat yourself up over because you’ve internalized the message that this part of yourself makes you defective, unlovable, or unacceptable? Perhaps you’ve decided you need to live small because someone told you: “You’re too loud.”“You’re […]
Assessments Don’t Define You
I see a lot of people taking personality assessments, then getting boxed in. “Oh,” people might say, after taking the Enneagram or Myers Briggs (etc.), “I AM x.” They allow the test results to define them. Some even use the results to justify their behavior. “That’s just the way I am!” Assessments are great — […]
Mental Saboteurs Wrecking Your Life?
Your mental saboteurs are not your friends. Ever heard of the Controller? The Victim? The High Achiever? The Restless? The Stickler? The Pleaser? These saboteurs are negatively hijacking your thinking and actions. These subconscious aspects of your brain might be telling you to shut up, to stay small, and to play nice so that you’re accepted […]