Outside

I like going outside the lines, because for me creativity, innovation, and magic happen outside the lines. On the other hand, some people prefer staying inside the lines because it helps them to calm and center their system. We all have an innate tolerance for chaos (unpredictability) and imposed external order (predictability) though the proportions…

Panic

Procrastination can be a way of mobilizing internal panic, but why would anyone want to mobilize internal panic? Panic dumps adrenalin into the system, which can help focus your mind, and ultimately summon you into action. Think of first responders. Unfortunately, this approach places you in the non-thinking part of the mind, which makes it…

Wired Differently

All of our minds are wired differently, which means we also have a different tolerance for the opposite states of chaos (unpredictability) and imposed external order (predictability). Finding that balance point (your own), I feel, is the key to success. Some people need a great amount of order to feel safe and activate their conscious…

Genetics

Do you see yourself as a victim of your genes or do you prefer to work on becoming the master of your mind? Do you take responsibility for your life and have the capacity to see the gifts and growth opportunities your current challenges have to offer? Or do you prefer to ditch responsibility and…

Communication

In all relationships good communication is important. Unfortunately, good communication is often lacking when it is needed most. So what is the trick to good communication? Some may say that it is having the confidence and the ability to articulate your position. I think good communication stems from two things: a deep understanding of the…

The Why

I have been writing one to two newsletters a month for many years, but with all of the current upheaval in most people’s lives I feel a need to change that format. I think most of us don’t have the time to read long-winded pieces, but we do need something to hold onto to help…

Sense of Self

When parents and teachers talk about the need for good self-esteem, they usually mean that children should have “good feelings” about themselves. For young children, this also refers to the degree they feel accepted and valued by the adults and peers who are important to them. A child with a healthy sense of self-esteem feels…

You Are Right!

Many years ago Henry Ford said, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” And Albert Einstein said, “You can’t solve our problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” What they were both talking about is what Dr. Bruce Lipton…