Monthly Archives: June 2015

Listen Up

Remember being a kid in school, and the teacher would shout, “Listen up” whenever the class got too noisy? Everyone would quiet down for a minute or two, and then slowly the chatter would build again?

I bet you know where I’m going with this. Is the daily chatter of your busy life getting in the way of what’s really important to you? This is related to the Overcoming Overwhelm post, but it goes beyond task […]

By |June 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Move It

Let’s talk about your body. You know, that physical thing that the real you hauls around every day. How do you feel? Do you have a stiff neck, are you kind of tired, or are you super energetic? Take a minute to stop and just pay attention to your physical “mood.”

Right. We all know that there is a mind-body connection, but how often do we really pay attention to that? When we feel sad and […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Overcoming Overwhelm

Too much going on? Never enough time, too hard to keep track of everything, hanging on for dear life so it all doesn’t fly apart? The only way to not be overwhelmed is to let something slide and then…disaster! You are the only one who can keep this machine rolling so you can’t stop no matter what, right? You are not alone! Overwhelm has become such a part of our modern lives that it seems […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

You Are a Genius

Mr. Rogers was right. You are special. You are a genius at something. Don’t argue! It’s true. We all have heard this before, and can easily write it off as something that sounds nice but doesn’t really mean much. We talk ourselves out of it every time we feel that little spark of genius. “I am good at baking.” Eh, somebody in France is better. “Hey, I can take really nice photographs!” But, well, what […]

By |June 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Space, Your Place

Some of you know that I teach self-defense classes. I started learning kung fu when in my late 40s, and found that it helped me so much with defining my place in the world (both physically and mentally). So I began offering simple classes to teach people how to protect themselves from unwanted physical contact, and found that I had to stop and scale way back. I know lots of fun and fancy techniques that […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Perfect Time

When is the “perfect time?” How do perfectionism and time interplay in our lives? How can I make things perfect without missing out on everything else?

Balance, folks. We all hear about it, we all strive for it (or feel like we should), we all fear losing it or never having it. But what if we do it wrong? What if we think we have balance but we’re really just missing something? Our old friend fear […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fear of Worthiness

I’ve decided to visit Worthiness today after receiving a number of private questions and comments on the topic. Our personal histories are filled with circumstances, tragedies, and memories that all conspire to whittle away at our sense of self-worth. The years of training, mistakes, disappointments, or abuse can take their toll on how we see ourselves in the world.

The dictionary defines worthy as “having adequate or great merit, character, or value,” and again, “of commendable […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments