What to do when you’re trying to figure out what’s next

You know that feeling when you’ve worked so hard for so long on something? It’s great to finish, to get to the end. Wonderful. Now you’ll have a chance to breathe. It’s a great feeling, but it can also be stressful. Because… Soon you start to wonder, “Now what?” How will you fill your days? Read More …

Focus on what you can do instead of what you can’t do

Have you ever had a problem with a clerk at a store or a customer service representative who seems bent on not helping you? When you tell her what you need, she responds, “Oh, I’m sorry. I can’t do that.” “Well what about this other thing?” you ask. “No. I can’t do that either. I’m Read More …

Why bother trying so hard when no one notices?

What’s the point in trying so hard when no one seems to notice? It can be discouraging when it feels like your work and effort don’t seem to matter to anyone. When you make sacrifices and work hard, but no one seems to notice or care. I tend to look for distractions. Facebook, Yahoo and CNN Read More …

Are you getting what you expect?

The mind is powerful. Do your mental expectations determine how far you’ll go? If you “get it in your head” that you’re going to do something, does it mean you will? I had an experience recently that got me thinking about this idea. I’m training for a half-marathon and had a long run the other day. Seven Read More …

Discover the Value of Your Intuition

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”  Albert Einstein We all have it. It’s that gut feeling when you know something’s true even if you can’t explain it.  That feeling when you’re faced with a decision and you know exactly and without a doubt what you must do; when you absolutely know the right course Read More …

What to do when doubt gets in your head

What do you do when doubt creeps in? It can spoil your confidence and sour your mood. Where does it come from? Doubt can creep up from inside of you. It may start small like a hint of something that causes you to second-guess yourself. A word from someone you don’t even know could trigger it. Maybe Read More …

Why it’s so hard to finish what you start and what you can do about it

Do you have trouble finishing what you start? Anything from cleaning out your garage to planting a garden or losing weight. What happens to us that we just struggle to get to the finish line? Is it human nature to start projects and never completely finish them? Projects that started strong are left unfinished. Plans Read More …

What can you do when current events make you feel awful?

Tragic events happen every day and sometimes their effects seep into our collective consciousness. That’s what the events in Charlottesville, VA on August 12th have done. It’s raised issues beyond a man slamming his car into a group of people. It’s more complicated, deeper, and long-lasting. Trying to make sense of a horrible situation I Read More …