Breaking the Habit of Rumination

Rumination is the endless spin cycle of rehashing a situation hoping to gain insight. My friends, this insight never comes. Rumination is a trigger for anxiety and overwhelm and does not serve us in any way. You might call rumination, worry, but it’s the same thing. Did you know that rumination is a habit? WeContinue reading “Breaking the Habit of Rumination”

Practicing Self-Compassion

I’ve had a challenging few months in helping my mom through her illness. In challenging times, I’m convinced we learn the most about ourselves. My sense of compassion for my mom is very high. As she is dealing with a disease that won’t get better and will eventually take her, I find myself thinking thatContinue reading “Practicing Self-Compassion”

Tools for Cultivating Personal Awareness

Our brains are an amazing piece of anatomy. More powerful than any computer, it’s one big prediction engine that makes processes habitual to conserve energy. This is great, except when it isn’t. It’s not so great if you are trying to get a different result in your life. In a habitual process, thoughts turn intoContinue reading “Tools for Cultivating Personal Awareness”

My Thoughts on Accountability to Self

If you’ve been following me the past several weeks, you are aware that I am on a journey of self-reflection and personal process improvement. Part of this journey is becoming more aware of my thoughts and taking ownership and accountability for my thoughts, actions, feelings, and results. I’ve identified this key process as one thatContinue reading “My Thoughts on Accountability to Self”

Strive for Uncomfortable

Have you ever tried to purposely create the feeling of uncomfortable? Are you thinking that I may have lost it? Hang in there with me and see where I am going with this. To grow, there must be discomfort. In nature, when things grow, there is a breaking through that happens that I presume isContinue reading “Strive for Uncomfortable”

The Process for Living an Intentional Life

What does it mean to live with intention? I suspect that the answer is different for all of us. For me, it means living my life on purpose, choosing to plan what I’m going to accomplish every single day and holding myself accountable to following my plan.  In the past, I had tried to startContinue reading “The Process for Living an Intentional Life”

Flowers for Edith

I’m in the third week of my Life Coach Certification class and I’m learning so much from my classmates and my instructor. It’s exciting to know that I can help myself and so many others to discover that thoughts are actually driving results. On one hand, I’ve been feeling curious and excited about learning newContinue reading “Flowers for Edith”

Shame, you’re not Welcome Here

Another eye opening few days of introspection has occurred for me. I had a situation this weekend that led me to think that I wasn’t good enough when I was being critiqued in a group setting and it immediately led me to shame. My face turned beet red, I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t focus andContinue reading “Shame, you’re not Welcome Here”

My Mother Should Have…

I listened to a great podcast this week that talked about redefining the relationship with your mother. The premise was that you might have a relationship with your mother where you still feel as though you are the child and are lashing out like you are one when you interact with your mother. It wentContinue reading “My Mother Should Have…”

Using your Brain’s Power to Find Obstacles to your Advantage

Did you know that the brain’s main purpose is to protect you from danger? If you think about it, early mankind had to be constantly alert for danger to stay alive. Our brains evolved to always be on the lookout for danger. Have you ever noticed that it’s much easier to think of all theContinue reading “Using your Brain’s Power to Find Obstacles to your Advantage”