Feelings. What is your relationship to emotions? Are you able to be aware of what you're feeling as you read this? If so, then congratulations. You're fairly unusual. Tasha Eurich, the author of Insight, says, “Our data reveals that 95 percent of people believe they are self-aware, but the … [Read more...] about Dealing with the fear
Not as smart as we think. Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get stuck in a pattern of thinking? If you're self-aware, you might find that you rationalize yourself into a corner. We tend to turn beliefs and assumptions into logic, which gets us stuck. In no place is this more evident … [Read more...] about Power of Possibility
What kind of friend are you? It’s taken me a long time in life to realize that there are different kinds of friends in this world. Some are the kind who are good listeners, others are the kind who you go to for a good laugh. There are the kind who are always up to do things, and then there are … [Read more...] about Making friends with yourself
Making space for play. If you're reading this blog, then you're someone who cares about personal growth. If you've been interested in sounding more authentic, trusting your own voice, or claiming your own authority, you've most likely noticed just how hard this work can be. The harder we try … [Read more...] about Playfulness
The bully. Do you ever notice the way we sometimes talk to ourselves? For instance, "I have to stop saying sorry." or "I should eat better." There's a lot of intensity behind these sentences. I've talked in the past about perfectionism and how it can make us brittle, and I recognize … [Read more...] about Stop bullying yourself
What if you trusted your own voice? There are so many helpful tips out there regarding how to speak with clarity and poise, but what about how to speak as yourself? Do you want to have more confidence when you speak? Do you wish that you could have more influence when you speak? And do you … [Read more...] about Your unique voice
The art of letting go. I've been thinking of the balance between letting go and wanting to keep things safe. Perhaps it's because our youngest child is graduating from high school this year, or maybe it's related to all the ups and downs of the pandemic. Each case brings with it a desire to … [Read more...] about When is support like a restraint?
Projecting Confidence and Authority At one point in my career, I worked as a communication coach for big pharmaceutical companies. In a run-up to a presentation, the voice of the speaker was often the last thing that we worked on, even though it was sometimes the most important. People spent … [Read more...] about The power of an “embodied voice.”