“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”

An Awful Lot of Awfulizing

There is an awful lot of awfulizing going on in my orbit today.  If you listen to some people, the world is going to end. You might be the one doing the awfulizing. Listen, you are not Nostradamus. You cannot predict the future. The future is uncertain at all times. There is no certainty outsideContinue reading “An Awful Lot of Awfulizing”

Scarcity Mindset Drives Chronic Stress

It occurred to me today that thinking we don’t have enough in any area of our life really drives the feelings of chronic stress and overwhelm. In fact, I’d say it was a primary driver. Our partners aren’t enough, we don’t feel like we are enough, we don’t have enough time, we don’t have enoughContinue reading “Scarcity Mindset Drives Chronic Stress”

Who is Responsible for How You Feel?

I’m currently reading “Think Like a Monk” by Jay Shetty. In it, he talks about the stages of trust. I like to think of it as a pyramid. When we first meet someone, we have a neutral level of trust between us. After we get to know each other a little better, we move toContinue reading “Who is Responsible for How You Feel?”

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”