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”

The Stress Response

I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on the brain this week specifically on the topic of stress. I found Dr. Andrew Huberman via the “The School of Greatness” podcast by Lewis Howes.  Dr. Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford and runs the Huberman Lab. His research focuses on visual perceptions and autonomic responsesContinue reading “The Stress Response”

Are you Certain?

This week I’ve been learning about certainty and how our brain craves it because it wants to keep us safe. Funny thing is, the only certainty we can have in life is how we are going to think or react in any given situation. There is no certainty outside of ourselves…except for this very momentContinue reading “Are you Certain?”

Future You

Have you sat down and really thought about where you want to be a year from now; 5 years from now; 20 years from now? If not, why not? This is a brilliant exercise that can help you figure out what you need to be practicing now in order to get there. Let’s say forContinue reading “Future You”

Stop Chasing Work Life Balance

What is work life balance? You hear this term thrown around like the holy grail of all things work-related. Is it really possible to have an even, balanced, scale-like version of balance? My answer is no. First of all, I think the word balance is a misnomer in this context. It implies that work andContinue reading “Stop Chasing Work Life Balance”

Not Asking for Help Leads to Stress

Not asking for help is a surefire way to feel additional stress. There is definitely some drama in this area of which you may not be aware. Here are the top three reasons we don’t ask for help. Fear of judgement. You think that people will think that you are inadequate or below them somehowContinue reading “Not Asking for Help Leads to Stress”

The Importance of Goals in Managing Stress and Anxiety

All humans are goal-oriented. It’s how we are wired.  Not having a goal or having too many goals is a recipe for increased mental stress and anxiety in my opinion. Lack of a goal leads to the lazy river approach to life which can make us feel that we are powerless in what happens toContinue reading “The Importance of Goals in Managing Stress and Anxiety”