Category: Empowering Perspectives

Are You Tuning Your Brain to Notice Opportunities?

In a previous post titled Change: Crisis or Opportunity?, I talked about tuning your brain to see the opportunity in crises. More specifically, how your Reticular Activating System–which acts like a radar–locks onto stimuli in your environment that is relevant to you. That’s what alerts you when you hear your name mentioned amidst the hum […]

Help Over Hype

Help Over Hype

Guest Post by Dr. Amy Wood Everywhere we go – the internet, the book store, the grocery store check-out line – carefully crafted headlines fight to sell us on the implausible yet tempting idea that we can have, be, and do whatever we want by next month, this Friday, right this minute.  All we have […]

Let’s put things in perspective

I just read a great ezine post by Joe Carabase, aka America’s Fitness Coach for Busy People that offered a nice alternative to the story Halloween Horror Story: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin Lattes  in the  Wall Street Journal about the Pumpkin Spice Latte shortage at Starbucks. The article chronicalled the impact said shortage had on […]

“I am responsible for my emotional state”, repeat…”I am responsible…”

I just read an excellent, thought-provoking blog posted titled Go Ahead-Push My Buttons  by Kathy Toon, author of Put Your Game Face On and a three time NCAA winning coach. It reminded me of the “I am responsible for my emotional state” saying my friend Fran Liautaud has used over the years when talking about difficult people she’s […]

How can you “hold the vision” for others?

  Do you have a friend who doesn’t see their potential—even their greatness? Do you know someone who is going through a hard time—maybe they’re out of work or going through a hard time in their marriage—and they are unable to remember who they are and all of their good qualities? Perhaps you can be […]

Limiting Beliefs About Challenging Times…Do You Have Them?

The Gift of Opportunity Often Comes Wrapped in “Problem Wrapping Paper” Take Away Message: Our beliefs–especially about adversity– affect our level of resilience. If you want to be more resilient, be willing to challenge and update beliefs that don’t serve you. The Story: Recently, I listened to a podcast interview of a woman who shared […]

Stepping Into the Unknown

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” Joseph Campbell Have you been thinking about taking a new direction in your life, but fear has held you […]

Limiting Beliefs: What’s Your “Tie Behind the Glass”?

What’s Your “Tie Behind the Glass”? What are you convincing yourself is not possible? What are you wishing that someone else could do for you? What goal or change do you long for, but don’t believe is possible? I hope this rather humbling story helps you break free and see what might  really be happening.