As reformed all-or nothing thinkers, we still get fired up by the promise of a New Year to buckle down on intentions and re-energize goals.
After all, it's hard to resist the appeal of a clean slate.
But we've also learned (personally and with our clients) that the decision to go ALL-IN, head first is a usually a short-term strategy.
After a few weeks, it's hard to maintain changing All. The. Things. And life steadily commands you back to the status quo.
For many of you, life resumes as normal tomorrow. Maybe it's already happened... the kids went back to school or you went back to work... but we know that the first full week of January is when most people really want to buckle down and take charge of the year ahead.
What if you did things differently this year?
What if instead of tackling everything you want to improve in your life, you just picked one thing to target in January.
If starting an exercise habit is your goal, maybe you...
We have 100's and 100's of thoughts every, single day. Some are just fleeting thoughts, while others may be more meaningful.
For me, as an avid mediator, I often have many thoughts during my meditations - some take me off track, others are a bit more meaningful and stick with me.
Recently I discovered a guided app that goes through a series of different prompts, including asking yourself the question, "Who am I?"
Have you ever wondered this? Not 'me' -- but you,.
I was on a walk with a friend and was telling her about this, when she asked, "What do you come up with as the answer?"
"Well," I said. "Right now I get nothing. But maybe… one day… if I sit with it long enough I will."
The other night I had a long discussion with our nine-year-old daughter. Turns out she’s been having conflict with another girl in her class, and as kids do, she’s been treating this girl poorly and saying unkind things. When we were talking about...