Using your Inner Critic as a Superpower

Your inner critic is the voice you hear when you are full of doubt about whether or not you can accomplish something. It might sound like you or it might sound like someone in your life who was quite critical of you. Typically when you think of the inner critic it’s a negative connotation. ThisContinue reading “Using your Inner Critic as a Superpower”

Feeling Productive

Today I want to spend some time talking about productivity. I know, it’s a super exciting topic and one that you hear about all the time.  I’m not going to spend any time at all preaching at you about how to be uber productive. I want to take a new spin on the subject. ProductiveContinue reading “Feeling Productive”

Goal Setting for 2021

It’s the last month of 2020. It’s time to review how we did against our plans in 2020 and to set our plan for 2021.  What did you do well this year? What didn’t go well this year? What could you have done differently? The answers to these questions are going to be very helpfulContinue reading “Goal Setting for 2021”

The Value of Challenging Relationships

Relationships with others are a big source of thoughts that lead to stress in our lives. There are usually people in our lives that we don’t like all that much and being around them may generate thoughts inside us that lead to stress. We have a set of expectations of how people should act andContinue reading “The Value of Challenging Relationships”

Strategy’s Evil Twin, Rumination

I’ve been noticing lately the correlation between having a gift for strategic thinking and being prone to anxiety/overwhelm.  It’s made me really curious.  Here’s my hypothesis. When you have a gift for strategic thinking, you are processing what if scenarios, alternate paths, and possible outcomes naturally to come up with the best path forward. It’sContinue reading “Strategy’s Evil Twin, Rumination”

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” ~Yoda

I loved Star Wars as a kid and still do. The quote “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” by Yoda in the Empire Strikes Back has stuck with me throughout my life.   “I’m trying” is such a sneaky little thought. You might think that this is perfectly fine, but “trying” implies that youContinue reading ““Do. Or do not. There is no try.” ~Yoda”

The Perfection Pressure Cooker

When I got out of the Navy, I went back to college.  I distinctly remember calling my husband in tears because I got an A- in Philosophy. I was distraught and can recall how I felt like such a failure because I no longer had a 4.0 GPA. I look back on this now andContinue reading “The Perfection Pressure Cooker”

The Magic of Future You

Did you know that you have a magic tool inside of your brain that will literally help you achieve any result that you want to get? It’s called the Reticular Activating System (RAS) and it’s where all of our senses except for smell flow into the brain. It’s a traffic cop that decides what informationContinue reading “The Magic of Future You”

A Mission of Service

Veterans Day is a day that I loudly and proudly proclaim my appreciation for all my sisters and brothers who followed their servant hearts to protect my freedom.   They gave up having their way and learned the military way. They gave up holidays at home with their families. They gave up hanging out with theirContinue reading “A Mission of Service”

I Don’t Feel Like It

I’ve spent the last several hours with some emotional unrest. Today is my day to blog and I found myself procrastinating. I’ve gone back and forth on a topic, taken a walk, and taken a nap. All of which did nothing to get me the result of a written blog post. OK, Holly, what areContinue reading “I Don’t Feel Like It”