Do you have mental blocks to money? Take a moment to get quiet and think of 'Money' and notice what thoughts and feelings come to mind now. Sit back, close your eyes and think of it now. Do you go into stress response when you think of money? Do you feel tension, worry or concern [...]
What single sentence sums up the theme of your life? A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Calliope Writer’s Retreat, and I was so impressed. Angie Fenimore, NY Times Best selling author and Mike Sheen led the crew through addressing the common blocks and fears of authors. As well as how to polish your [...]
How do you feel when you think of setting goals? Do you go into Yay! or Yuck!? If it’s yuck for you, it could be in how we set up our goal in the first place. The very common approaches to Goal Setting can set us up to fail. Here's the top 3 tips to setting your [...]
We’ve all experienced some level of depression: feeling down, lack of energy, not wanting to get out of bed and face the day. We know from psychology (the study of what we think, feel and do) that our thoughts create our feelings. If we want to feel better we need to think better. That sounds simple [...]
It’s easy to see the Mind Body Connection when we look at the body’s response to stress. When we experience stress, our body has a physical reaction. It prepares to either fight off an attacker or run away, this response is often referred to as ' fight or flight.' This response was useful in our ancestral [...]
What do you think of when you see someone who has achieved what you want? When you see others experiencing a beautiful relationship, a fabulous body or great health, or a booming thriving business or job promotion, where does your mind go? Do you criticize them and find flaws or make them wrong in some [...]
When I applied this to my inner critic, I realized it wanted to motivate me to do better. But the criticism had the OPPOSITE effect. I would often feel defeated and take things way too personally.
This may seem a little counter intuitive as typically we try to distract ourselves from pain. We try to put our mind somewhere else. But as I focused on the pain, breathed in and imagined breathing out through the area in my arm, it became quite manageable. Not just manageable, but into a place of Beingness with it.
And we’ve had many years of this, listening to others, listening to experts (which has value – don’t get me wrong) but in the process, we may have tuned out our own inner voice.
We often hold ourselves hostage by our goals, thinking, ‘someday, when I make enough money, then I can relax and enjoy life...then I will be happy.’ But we don’t have to wait