Our brains are wired to focus on negative thoughts. This is why we wake up in the middle of the night and ruminate on that awkward conversation that happened months ago. It's why we zoom in on that one bad grade or that one negative comment.While this wiring used to serve us when we were … Continue reading Our Lives Are Full – Martin Short’s 9 Categories
I appreciate how counting blessings on a regular basis can help us be more at ease and in turn be more generous, patient, and understanding. This is one of the big goals in life, I think, to free up some of the energy we spend on self doubt or rumination so that we have energy … Continue reading Grounding my Gratitude
If you are passionate about something, find a way to work on it. The work can be small as in the amount of time, but make it consistent. Maybe it’s an hour every Thursday morning without fail. Over the course of 6 weeks or so, you will have made progress. WHY work on things you … Continue reading What Are You Passionate About?
from a walk in our neighborhood, mid-October Thanksgiving looks different this year but for me it still feels like a good time to reflect on what I am thankful for. Below are some questions and prompts that you can think about on your own or you can discuss them with friends & family. I hope … Continue reading QUESTIONS for THANKSGIVING 2020
Patience is a skill. It's a handy skill to develop. Patience positions you to see losses as a temporary situation. It positions you to see the big picture and play the long game.
For those of us that strive to be better, more empathic, creative, kind, consistent, TUNING is a fun way to think about that striving. TUNING is ongoing, it’s musical, and it’s collaborative. TUNING has three components: Believing, Creating, and Organizing. BELIEVING in ourselves and in others opens our hearts and our minds. It isn’t always … Continue reading TUNING = STRIVING
Sometimes we get so caught up in our own striving that we forget to celebrate our success. Or worse, we forget to celebrate other people's success. Don't forget. Celebrating is important. Make a ritual around it. The ritual can be small: Share an ice cream; Make a memento; Toast with champagne or a fancy soda. … Continue reading Celebrate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBgBy4vP_QE&feature=emb_logo It's easy to get distracted by our to-do lists. It's easy to overcommit ourselves and take on too much. What's hard is taking the time and focus to define an ultimate goal. That's a goal that can be stated in 10 words or so. Once we articulate an ultimate goal, all of the decisions … Continue reading What is your ultimate goal?
https://youtu.be/ZToicYcHIOU I have struggled to find a meditation practice that works for me. I know that there are folks that go on meditation retreats and meditate for hours. That's not me and I don't think it ever will be. But I do enjoy checking in with myself and with my breath and "massaging" my amygdala. … Continue reading Ten Minute Meditation