Yes, it’s hard to watch a version of ourselves behaving badly, but we see where we once were and fuel our motivation to continue creating a better future. Let’s embrace it like a wise, old friend helping us to stay on track because they see our potential and that we’re destined and capable to be so much more than we are today. ❤
Authentic Living, Awareness, Choices, Growth, Personal Resonsibility

Being a Loving Witness to Undesired Behavior

As I travel the road of healing and growth, I witness behaviors I’m trying to rise above. It can be overwhelming because I’m not only trying to change these very behaviors, I’m coming face to face with how I used to unknowingly impact others firsthand. Let me just say, I feel a sense of “yuck”!… Continue reading Being a Loving Witness to Undesired Behavior

Criticism is essentially a form of feedback
Personal Resonsibility

Dissolving Criticism to Lighten Our Outlook

Ok, last blog I talked about self-criticism which pretty much happens to all of us at one time or another, but to varying degrees. Some people can use it constructively and take steps to apply changes to their life whether changing gears, direction, or approach. Some dive into reflection and observation to figure out the… Continue reading Dissolving Criticism to Lighten Our Outlook

Self-criticism is a type of awareness and like anything, must be kept in balance to serve its purpose to make better choices!
Awareness, Choices, Emotions, Growth, Mindfulness, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

The Good and Bad of Self-Criticism

Self-criticism is a common aspect of our personality that most people will wrestle with in life. I certainly do, and let’s be honest…it can be brutal. While I believe self-criticism helps keep me dialed into life assessment, including my faults and limitations, it’s a double-edged sword that can be disastrous if I don’t keep it… Continue reading The Good and Bad of Self-Criticism

Dream. Plan. Action.
Awareness, Choices, Growth, Motivation, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices, Success

Setting Effective Goals is Key in Promoting Our Success

Setting goals helps us move through daily life with purpose and thrive! Studies show that when effectively setting challenging goals we’re more likely to stay motivated and persistent in completing our tasks. Why more challenging goals? Higher goals drive us to step up with our personal best, as determined by Doctors of Industrial Psychology, and… Continue reading Setting Effective Goals is Key in Promoting Our Success

Self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings
Authentic Living, Choosing Balance, Growth, Happiness, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Living

The Beauty of Practicing Self-Compassion

 For most people, it’s a sad and undeniable truth, we lack having compassion for ourselves. If we’re capable of showing compassion, “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others”, we easily shine it on others but struggle giving it to ourselves. I believe compassion is what connects us to our humanity and,… Continue reading The Beauty of Practicing Self-Compassion

How to use our hyperawareness to learn and grow!
Awareness, Growth, Mindfulness, Personal Resonsibility

When Feeling Hyperaware is a Good Thing

When I’m working on personal change, as I assess myself and the world around me, a lot of things start happening. I’m hyperaware of people behaving the way I’m trying to change. I see it everywhere. In fact, I can't not see it! So, I get a little irritated by their poor choices. Then, I… Continue reading When Feeling Hyperaware is a Good Thing

Values provide clarity even in the darkest and most chaotic of times!
Authentic Living, Choices, Growth, Lifestyle Transformation, Mindfulness, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices, Positive Living

Nudged Out of Neutral

There’s an unexpected and strange happening as we walk the path of growth and healing. What once sat well with us, no longer does. The disruption, chaos, or discomfort that didn’t bother us before, now causes irritation, frustration, and anger. And we may even find times we can’t understand the sudden sadness, resentment, or fear… Continue reading Nudged Out of Neutral

What kind of success do we want to harvest in life?
Authentic Living, Awareness, Choices, Choosing Balance, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Success

We Reap Where We Sow

Brilliant success is a result of the hard work that goes into producing it. Like any crop, we reap what we sow. If nothing goes in, nothing comes out. As much as we wish to have spectacular results in our life, it’s a childish dream to believe it happens merely from wishing and wanting it… Continue reading We Reap Where We Sow

Assessment is a crucial part to staying on our intended course.
Authentic Living, Choices, Choosing Balance, Growth, Peaceful Living, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

Why We Need Outward Assessment for Living a More Peaceful and Satisfying Life

Don't resist the ending for it heralds a new beginning.
Awareness, Choices, Fear, Growth, Peaceful Living

The Beauty of Endings and Beginnings

Endings are considered the finish, closing, conclusion and resolution of something. It can be a period of time, a book or movie, and activities. So, when what you’re doing lifts you up, brings you joy and entertainment, stimulation and growth, connection, satisfaction and fulfillment, endings can stir feelings of sadness. “Every new beginning comes from… Continue reading The Beauty of Endings and Beginnings