Category Archives: Self-Improvement

When in doubt, try asking your body!

This past week, I heard multiple references to Muscle Testing on back-to-back (yet unrelated) Hay House Radio shows and it really sparked my interest.  I’ve heard this technique mentioned before, but never really gave it any further thought.  I’ve even seen it demonstrated as a sales technique for healing magnets, energy bracelets, even Philip Stein Teslar Watches.  Continue reading When in doubt, try asking your body!

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First (and other life lessons learned on a plane)

Enjoying the view
Enjoying the view

I’ve become a fairly seasoned air traveler over the past few years, flying to various places in the U.S. with my boss and occasionally alone, so I’ve heard the safety instructions countless times.  Since I’ve set a goal to blog once a week and knew I had a trip coming up, I was already planning to write about one of my favorite analogies for self-care: putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others.  However, this past week we were on some particularly long flights, about 17 hours round trip, not including layovers.  So, I had a lot of time to read, write, listen to podcasts I’d downloaded, and even watch a movie I’d been meaning to see… which all led to some additional insights I’d like to share. Continue reading Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First (and other life lessons learned on a plane)

Overcoming Perfection Paralysis

Overcoming Perfection Paralysis

Is anything ever “perfect”?  Consider some of the greatest artists of all time: painters, sculptors, authors, musicians… how many of them, do you think, felt they could have continued working on their masterpiece? One more brush stroke or chisel strike… one more chapter or a different choice of synonym… one more harmony or verse? “Perfection” is a trap that keeps many of us from expressing ourselves for fear of criticisms of our imperfections. At least, that’s been my experience.  But even if we could achieve actual perfection (and I’m not really convinced we can) there will always be critics, perhaps saying the work is “too perfect!” Continue reading Overcoming Perfection Paralysis