Be At E.A.S.E With Your Feelings

Feelings can be wonderful. Love, success, inspiration, joy, discovery, and on, and on. Feelings can also seem like enemies. Mistrust, unhappiness, betrayal, sadness, fear, and on, and on. Negative feelings can catch us by surprise and leave us feeling overwhelmed. Managing them requires a bit of understanding, strategy, and resilience. E.A.S.E. is a short and […]

As Woman Thinketh

A Gender Block For many years I had read other leadership and success writers reference the book by James Allen, As A Man Thinketh. Many times I tried to read it, unsuccessfully. I could not

How To Find Happiness

Happiness Is A Gingerbread Man ‘Run, run, run, as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man.’ It’s a paradoxical truth that pursuing happiness always results in not achieving it. As soon as you set your sights on it, it begins to move away and chasing it just makes it go faster. […]

Don’t Let What You Cannot Do Keep You From Doing What You Can

You have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid. Ariana Huffington We all have dreams, even if we haven’t said them out loud. We all feel fear, and sometimes it is our fear that keeps us from defining, declaring, and doing what we dream of.

3 Reasons You Don’t Want High Self-Esteem

I am a self-compassion evangelist. I love spreading the good word about self-compassion. Dr. Kristin Neff We know that low self-esteem is bad for us, but what makes high self-esteem dangerous?

Do You See What I See?

The story you make up for yourself is what your life becomes. Joan Borysenko Our eyes see, our brains interpret, our minds perceive. We see things all day, but if we have no perception then the information remains meaningless. When we perceive, we generate a meaningful interpretation that fits our worldview. We create a story […]

3 Best Books to Improve Communication

There are many books about the art and practice of excellent communication, from the classic, How to Win Friends & Influence People, to the metaphorical, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. I’ve chosen the 3 books in this post based on the effects they have had on my communication experiences. They are all […]

Can You Fake Originality?

 We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. May Sarton

Excellent Communication Skills Start With Listening

The word, ‘communication’ is often thought of as getting your message across. The real definition of excellent communication is the successful exchange of ideas and perspectives. True communication requires powerful listening skills, as well as the ability to frame and share your thoughts coherently.