Posts Tagged as help

You Don’t Have To Do This Alone

As soon as I hear the first crunch of the fall leaves under my hiking boot and smell the intoxicating scent of autumn, I know I made the right decision. While I haven't completely thrown in the towel, my commitment to exercise has decreased dramatically since my move eight weeks ago. Each night I go ...

News Flash: There’s No Such Thing as a “Fear of the Unknown”

How often do you play the What If... game? What if I take this job and hate it? What if I decide to move and regret it? What if I end up broke and homeless? What if I never fall in love? You'll often hear people talking about their fear of the unknown. Let's pause and ...

Deepen Relationships with Others and Yourself with this Powerful Practice

I recently had a marathon FaceTime chat with a best friend. Even though she and I are very close, I still tend to hold back when it comes to opening up. It's nothing personal to her. I do this with most everyone. I'm working on getting better at asking for help and relying ...

Can Accepting Help Be an Act of Kindness?

I can remember the conversation clearly, even though it happened 20 years ago. I'm talking with my friend, Maggie, who often turned to me as her sounding board. I'm listening, empathizing, and offering advice when requested. I give a lot in this relationship. And she takes a lot. She sure sounds like an energy drain, ...

Laser Coaching

Are you sick of feeling stuck? Can't seem to get out of your own way? Know what you want to be doing, but not sure why you aren't doing it? Sounds like it's time for a kick in the pants. There are times when you need a jump-start to get the wheels in motion. ...

Top 5 Ways To Be an Energy Vampire

You've likely heard the idea that you are the average of the five people closest to you. As you consider who those people are, are you satisfied with how they're representing you? Conversely, how might they think of you as one of their five? If you can't be bothered with high-functioning, good ...

The Road to Peace Is Lined with Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful thing. The more you're in touch with all there is to be grateful for in your life, the more likely you are to experience joy on a regular basis. You've probably heard the idea of keeping a gratitude journal, where you write three or five things you're grateful ...

6 Steps for Navigating Contentious Conversations

These days, with communication happening across many avenues like texting, social media, voice mails, etc, much can get lost in translation. Virtual modes simply can't express tone no matter how many emoticons you use. These modern tools have made us impatient in our dialogue, making us often speak in bullet points when more is ...

How To Expand Your Vision

We recently had friends visiting us from London, and as we strolled around our small, quaint city, it was fun to hear their comments. "Look at all these wooden houses. And all the different colors!" "Everyone is so happy here." "I love how clean everything is." Showing them around turned us into tourists in ...

Isaac Newton Was Onto Something

My health journey has been up and down this summer. My plan was to say adios to at least 10 more pounds, and I thought that was being conservative. I mean, it's the season of outdoor activities and salads, for goodness sake. Yeah, it's also the season of fruity cocktails, barbecues, ...

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