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Category Archives: Personal Growth
I swear I believe in the power of meditation and it has changed my life. But in all honesty there are moments in life that call for kicking, screaming and crying.
I have been keeping a journal since the third grade when my “old” (she was probably 40) teacher, Mrs. Shackman let us choose from a pile of colored composition books. I took to the art of journaling immediately. I pour …
Change evokes a lot of anxiety in people. Many get a vision of waking up in a place they don’t know, around people they have never met. Financial insecurity is often at stake. It can feel lonely and scary. But change doesn’t have to be completely life altering. More often than not it is about clearing a path, trimming some branches, and giving your senses space to roam.
What’s peaked my interest as of late is the attention to introversion. Susan Cain’s book “Quiet” has been featured everywhere from The New York Times to Oprah magazine. It was my son who turned me on to her fascinating book and alongside my Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment has brought clarity and some relief. I often suspected I was an introvert hanging out in an extroverts body. Turns out I was right.
It’s incredibly difficult to live authentically as an introvert—it’s traditionally not rewarded.
I believe you need a plan for everything you do—even if you end up not following it.
Plans aren’t the law but they are a place to begin. Whether it’s a business plan or a plan for putting more fun into your life—make a list, write it down, decide what you want and put it on the schedule. Most likely it won’t happen if you don’t make it happen.
No one person has all the magic, all the ideas and all the talent. Take a look around and everywhere you look there are simple, often silly ideas that have mushroomed into million dollar ideas. It’s not the idea or the product that made it so—it’s the person with the vision and the courage to take a risk that makes things happen.
I have suffered with insomnia for decades. Honestly, I have tried nearly every herbal remedy. And then it occurred to me that I had to find another way and stop fighting with my insomnia.
Managing stress can be as simple as installing an App on your smart phone—actually even the activity of searching for an App can lead to a reduction of stress. The reason? Refocusing your energy and your attention is the single best way to manage an acute attack of anxiety and is particularly effective in the midst of a panic attack. But you need to prepare in advance—you need to have a pre-determined set of tools.
Everyone is creative! I know many of you are shaking your head. Some of you may even notice a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach even thinking about art. You may have suffered a bit of humiliation as …