The One Way to End Self-Sabotage

The One Way to End Self-Sabotage

When I speak to people about self-sabotage, most everyone seems to relate to this frustrating, self-destructive behavior. Maybe you too are aware of your own patterns of self-sabotage, or maybe your saboteur works in more subtle ways. The Mark of the Saboteur The...
Day 29: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 29: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 29: Perfectionism Yesterday we discussed the distractions that may hold you back during November. If NaNoWriMo is your Hero’s Journey, then distractions can be thought of your test of trials. I left one species of dragon off the list yesterday: yourself. One of...
4 Ways to Defeat Impostor Syndrome

4 Ways to Defeat Impostor Syndrome

I’ve been having trouble getting started on this article. You see, I suffer from Impostor Syndrome: that nagging feeling that no matter the evidence to the contrary, I’m just not good enough. For me, the sticking point with the article is research. Despite 49...
The things that scare you

The things that scare you

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” It is simple yet profound advice. Getting out of our comfort zone is, of course, the way that we grow. When we perform an act that scares us we are exercising new muscles, perhaps taking baby...