A few weeks ago, a friend shared a story with me that felt like deja-vu. She’d been promoted quickly to a CEO role which was wonderful from the outside. Yet, she found herself struggling with the high level of responsibilities and feeling a lack of training for such a...read more
I may've blown off going to the doctor when I was busy. Yet, I always made time for the dentist. While working in India, the frequency of my dentist visits increased because the signs of negative states of mind were showing up on my teeth. You know what was going on....read more
I enjoy reading about Albert Einstein and his thought experiments. He came up with one of his most brilliant findings – the theory of relativity – by imagining riding a free-falling elevator. This didn’t follow conventional thinking. And, a key part of his approach was creating space because space gives you freedom to relax and see things more clearly.read more
Has this ever happened to you? You missed your train or got on the wrong one.
Isn’t this the truth. These two things show up all the time.
You don’t get what you want, and you get what you don’t want.
Uncertainty is absolutely certain.
Yet, do you really accept that? It’s easy to believe you can control uncertainty by focusing on external things. This doesn’t work. I tried this crazy cycle for you and can confirm its failure. What you can do is develop healthy ways to manage what you can control – your mind – and move through uncertainty with ease.read more
It’s interesting how you practice lots of things when you’re growing up. Dance ballet. Ride a bike. Draw a picture. The process for how to do it is clear. There’s a teacher, regular practices, and social support. You can use this same process to grow your confidence.
Isn’t this a great place to start. Your confidence impacts everything you do. It’s the number one ingredient in your life experiences. It’s the foundation of learning how to learn. (And if you’re wanting to let go of busy, you’ll need plenty of it!)read more
I’ve learned a hard truth. Having a busy mind blocks creativity and insight. There’s no space. It’s taken over by worries, excess energy, distraction. You name it.
It takes practice to let go and move to a place where creativity and insight can grow.
Imagine what the inside of a busy mind looks like: There’s chaos, confusion. If I look into mine, it’s tangled up with words and pictures. Voices come from all different directions – some loud and some not clear. The lights are off in places. It feels heavy.read more