Feeling stuck and defeated? Fail Forward

Failure! Gotta admit--it's not my favorite word. I think that for most of my life, I've determined that if I failed, I was a failure...and; in fact, I felt that not trying, was actually preferable to trying and failing. Have you ever felt that way? Here's another question, have you ever stopped yourself from doing something you really wanted to do because you were afraid you'd fail? If you answered yes to either question, you may be in that rut because of a fear of failure. Don't worry--it happens to the best of us! It's only a fear and you can let it go. I'll share a few concepts that may help. Here's something to ponder....What are the things people regret THE MOST? Do you t...

Countdown to get what you want

Do you ever lose arguments with yourself? For example, how many times do you tap your snooze button before getting out of bed? (I know --you set your alarm to ring early so that you can hit the snooze right)? How often do you put off heading to the gym? How hard is it to turn off the tube and actually get yourself to go to bed! This is an example of small behaviors that can accumulate over time and block us from getting the things we want most. So what? We're human right? Exactly! That's why I'm sharing this simple way to give yourself a gentle nudge forward so you don't get stuck in your same old routines that stop you from launching into the goo...

Diving into your dreams

Do you ever feel like your life is passing you by? Let me tell you a little story about human behavior. When my daughter was 3, she joined her peers In looking forward to the last day of swim school. This was the day they got to jump off the diving board into the safe hands of the coach. I observed something interesting as I watched each child take a turn. Most were extremely cautious. You wouldn’...

Perfectly Imperfect

Learning from the Art of Wabisabi Do you ever suffer from perfectionistic tendencies? I recently came across this Japanese form of expression that has taught me a little more about how to let go and accept myself along with my flaws. Wabisabi celebrates and highlights the imperfections...