Managing That Negative Inner Voice

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You know that voice in your head that casts doubt: What made you think you could do that? Doing that would be irresponsible, lazy, crazy, impossible, impractical, stupid, risky, dangerous… You’re dreaming if you think you could… So and so has so much more experience and knows more. You can’t do that, because… You don’t know enough… have enough time… it’s too late…. We listen to that voice a lot.  It …
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Are You Getting The Little Things?

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Have you ever . . . Been on a plane that was too cold? Expected to meet a friend, but he came late? Hoped your meat would be rare, but it came well-done? Stuff happens.  You can spend your whole life making mountains out of molehills.  I’m not talking about your big preferences:  your career, your house, your partner.  I’m talking about the little ones that don’t affect your health …
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You Meant To Do It, But Did You?

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What’s on your “meant to” list? I meant to call my grandmother, aunt, sick friend. I meant to work out. I meant to get tickets for the event. I meant to practice… the piano, yoga, or cooking a new dish. Some of our meant-to-dos are quick and easy. Missing one or two times hardly seems cause for distress or guilt. The point isn’t to beat yourself up. The point is to do what you meant to do. Once every quarter for …
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Who’s Writing the Next Chapter in Your Life?

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Have you ever been to your high school or college reunion? Or have you skipped them, fearing you might not “measure up” to some imaginary standard you set for yourself? Or perhaps your early reunions were brag sessions with each person trying to out do the other touting their successes. Last weekend I went to my reunion from a small girls’ school in Washington, DC.   I was one of thirty …
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The Secret Energy Suck in Your Life

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Did someone take credit for YOUR work? Did someone blame you for something you didn’t do? Did a friend betray a confidence? Did your side of the story never get told? Our sense of injustice has already begun by the time we enter grade school– he took my ball, she didn’t invite me to her birthday party. And it never quite seems to go away. If you aren’t immune, you …
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