Why you need an On-Going Romance

Begin an office romance! Start a love affair! Set your passion in motion!

Woah, wait. What?

Google tells me that romance is a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. So, yes, I want to begin an office romance. And while I’m at, I’m going to begin a home, wellness center, grocery store, bank and traffic romance, too.

Don Miguel Ruiz, in his book The Voice of Knowledge, says, “How do you know when you’ve mastered love? When the story you tell is an on-going romance.”

At some point it seems romance for life begins to fade somewhere between paying utility bills and heath insurance premiums. It can fade after too many political debates, a mind-numbing television show (or five), or being disappointed in the image in your mirror. (more…)

You Don’t Know What “They’re” Thinking – So Stop Thinking You Do!

I’m charging right out of the gate here to just say, “You are making up stories in your head.”

How can I make such a claim? I’m aware of the stories because I’ve made them up myself. They think I don’t know what I’m talking about. See?

Let’s be honest, most of us are storytellers.

A conversation is happening in our head most of the day. Don Miguel Ruiz explains in The Voice of Knowledge, “We have a tendency to distort everything we perceive to make it agree with what we already believe; we “fix it” to make it agree with our lies.” (more…)

5 Tips to Increase Resilience and Well-being

Peace, calm, well-being, joy. These resilient states of being often get drowned out by one single state of being: BUSY. Busy bodies. Busy minds. Busy lives. Busy busy busy.

As Brian McGill plainly puts it:

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.

Here are five tips to increase resilience and wellbeing:

1. Ask yourself, “What do I really want as a result of this workload?”

Chances are what you really want isn’t actually attached to a project or outcome. It probably has to do with an internal feeling like peace, worthiness, or a sense of accomplishment. Aligning to what you really want will help put your choices, and your workload, into perspective. (more…)

How to make your Brain work for You

images-1You are not your brain.
When stress hits and you feel your body tense up and maybe a headache accompanies the tension, it’s a brain thing. Not a You thing.

When fear occurs and you feel your heart rate increase and your palms get cold and sweaty, it’s a brain thing. Not a You thing.

Ladies, when the limbic system in your brain releases hormones monthly and you experience irritability, sadness, foggy mind, or bouts of anxiety or insecurity, it’s a brain thing. Not a You thing. (more…)

3 Easy Ways to Increase Holiday Happiness by Phone

imgresIt is the nature of nature to repeat itself. Each morning, the sun rises. The moon continues its phases. The tide ebbs and flows. The seasons come and go…and come again.

The same is true for us.

We gravitate toward doing that which we’ve done before, the same routine and habits, whether they’re helpful…or harmful.

For this holiday season, consider change.

Step out of your old ways, habits, and steps. Do what you’ve never done before! (more…)