To Be a “Yes!” to Life, Sometimes You Gotta say “No!”

You probably know all too well the pull and allure of being asked to do things.

keep-calm-and-say-no-no-no-19Everyone likes to be included and invited, to be asked to be a part of something – whether it is a dinner, a party or a professional opportunity. But how often do you say “yes” by default when inside you are really screaming, “No!!!” You know what I’m talking about – the unconscious compulsion ...

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Three Key Reasons to Stop Procrastinating NOW!

If you’re reading this article it is probably because you,
like millions of Americans, suffer from this draining and depleting personality trait of procrastination.

While you may want to spend a lot of time and energy thinking about why you procrastinate, most coaches (at least those who are well trained) will tell you that the ‘why’ is really immaterial. What matters is: What are you going to do about it? Who are you going to invent yourself ...

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The Problem with Identity and What If Freud Was Wrong?

I’ve been working a lot lately with the notion of identity.

Identity blog postObviously, your identity is central to how you experience yourself and the world. Your self-definition prescribes what you believe, how you behave and interact in the world.

Your identity grounds you in who you are and therefore how you navigate the world. Is that positive and useful? While your identity defines you it also CONFINES you. ...

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It’s Your Life! What Are You Making It Mean?

How to Find Peace of Mind in the Here and Now

Jackie blog picI’ve enjoyed this “Peace of Mind” series and I hope you’ve gotten great benefit from following along. Over the past three weeks I have written about how to eliminate or reduce the states that rob you of your peace of mind. The three I covered so far are anxiety, upset and depression. This week is the one ...

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