In Celebration of Failure

In Celebration of Failure

Today I want to talk about the F word. failure | fālyər | A lack of success An unsuccessful person, enterprise or thing We have a dysfunctional relationship with failure. The problem is two-fold: 1) we have a tendency to avoid failure at all costs and 2) we mistake a...
What’s Holding You Back: Limiting Beliefs

What’s Holding You Back: Limiting Beliefs

My friend, Denise, recently posted something that caught my eye. It said something like this: “If you had someone who was following you around criticizing your every move, saying bad things about your appearance and your competence, you’d kick them to the curb, right?...
How to Express Yourself: Bringing Forth What is Within You

How to Express Yourself: Bringing Forth What is Within You

One of my favorite quotes is from an ancient text known as the Gospel of Thomas. The quote says: “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” It...
The Power of Self Acceptance

The Power of Self Acceptance

Lately, I keep running into the same advice: “You need to engage in self-acceptance.” Now, I have to be honest with you. This feels pretty counter-intuitive and so the advice has been driving me crazy. “I’m trying to change here!” I keep thinking. “How am I supposed...
The Blind Man Who Bowled

The Blind Man Who Bowled

My grandpa loved to bowl, so much so that he kept doing it even after he was legally blind. When my grandpa was in his 80s, he developed macular degeneration. Basically, the center of his field of vision was burnt out. With characteristic understatement, he used to...
The Byron Katie Experience

The Byron Katie Experience

In October, I had the life-transforming experience of going to Byron Katie’s School for the Work. I’ve been wanting to write about it ever since but I’ve been struggling with how to approach the topic. Katie (as everyone calls her) is pretty hard to describe, probably...
5 Strategies to Find the Flow

5 Strategies to Find the Flow

Flow is that blissful experience that you have when you are so engaged in what you are doing that time slips away. You are one with the task, completely absorbed and utterly content. I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about. Studies show that 87% have...