Posts Tagged as stuck

When Daydreaming Is No Longer Enough

Do you dream about doing something and quickly dismiss it with a "Yeah, right. That'll never happen?" Whether it's taking a trip around the world, telling someone you love him or her, moving to a new country, or taking a day off from work every week, I bet you have a ...

What Is Your Why?

I HAD a doctor's appointment today - the first one I've had locally since I moved a year ago. I knew it was something I needed to do but kept putting it off telling myself the doctors here won't be as good as the ones back home, that I wasn't ...

Get Those Gears Turning, and Keep ‘Em Turning

I have some good momentum going in an area of my life where I'd been pretty stagnant. It feels awesome to be back in the flow, and also a bit scary that things could go off the rails again. Two questions I remind my clients to use whenever they feel stuck are ...

Your Inner Critic Is a Loving Liar

A client and I were having a celebration on our call this week. She had accomplished a feat that, before, would have been nearly impossible because her inner critic ruled the roost. For years, she believed the lies: "You don't have anything of value to offer." "No one cares what you have to ...

Stuck & Frustrated? Start Here

I'm on a coaching call with Nancy* who is annoyed because she feels like she's spinning her wheels, saying one thing, but doing another. "Why can't I just finally do something about it?" she asks, desperately. Ah, the million dollar question: Why, if you really want to make a change, don't you? Here are the ...

Are You Fed by the “Fix”?

On a client call, Mary* talks to me about her desire to broaden her photography skills as a way of expressing her creativity. "I really love taking pictures, and people often comment on how good I am at it. The idea of diving deeper into this hobby gets me really excited!" This ...

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, ...

Are You a Speed Bump or a Green Light?

I'm at the nail salon getting a pedicure. The customer in the seat next to me has been on her phone for a while, clearly being a sympathetic ear for the person on the other end. "You need to eat," I hear her say. "Do you want me to stop by with some ...

5 Steps To Get Unstuck

Have a lot going on and can't seem to get out of your own way? When you're feeling pulled in a million directions, it can be impossible to make any progress at all. You either flit from one task to the next, doing a little on a lot and a ...

The Pendulum Principle

Have you ever been so fed up with a situation that you wanted to jump ship and run away?  We can be so aggravated that we think our only option is to call it quits. As human beings, we are wired to run from pain and/or run toward pleasure. When desiring ...

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