Emotions are Helpful Messengers

Emotions are Helpful Messengers

Why is it that so many of us are uncomfortable feeling our emotions? We distract ourselves, focus our energy on other people’s business, or numb ourselves with food, substances, work or television to stay out of feeling what is going on inside of us…

Negative Emotions Give Us Guidance

Negative Emotions Give Us Guidance

Why is it that some situations trigger such BIG negative emotions – even when the situation doesn’t warrant it? It’s like an enormous pool of energy gets tapped when a small hurt happens in our lives. We think we have gotten past it or resolved situations that had us feel scared, angry or hurt, and yet we still feel these big reactions with certain situations or people…

When Responsibility Feels Heavy

When Responsibility Feels Heavy

What beliefs do you hold around 'responsibility'? Does responsibility mean duty and obligation? Are only 'adults' responsible? Is responsibility a burden? An honor? Are we only honorable when we take responsibility? Do you feel satisfaction after doing something 'responsible’? Does it make you a good person when you 'take responsibility' for others?

Feelings First, Then Action

Feelings First, Then Action

Why do we rely on our logic alone to decide our best course of action? We are told that emotions are not ‘appropriate’ in the workplace, and our left-brain, linear, dualistic thinking is the best problem- solving approach to success. If that is so, then where does passion come in? Trust? Knowing that others have your back…

Feeling Seen and Heard

Feeling Seen and Heard

Why is it that some people always get the attention, encouragement and acknowledgement necessary for success and others don’t…

Setting Healthy Limits

Setting Healthy Limits

What is it that keeps us from setting healthy limits and boundaries with others? Is it that we don’t know when someone has crossed the line…

Nothing to Justify

Nothing to Justify

Why do we feel we need to justify ourselves to others including what we want, what we say, and how we do things? Why are we somehow required to offer an explanation to others in order to do what is best for us. . .

Our Best Inner-Guidance System

Our Best Inner-Guidance System

What voices do you listen to inside of yourself? Do you find there are many different ones, or one main one that dominates your thinking? Do you find yourself listening to that voice(s) even when you would like things to be quiet inside?

Acknowledgement Works!

Acknowledgement Works!

How do we keep from getting defensive or shutting down when others are reacting or acting badly? Some of us get embarrassed and feel the other person’s behavior is a direct reflection on us. We fear for our own reputation/credibility by association.

Limiting Beliefs are Not the Truth

Limiting Beliefs are Not the Truth

Why do we defend our beliefs so strongly even when they don’t serve us? If we look through history, we can see that many, many people defended their viewpoint – even to the death. Why do we do this?