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The Importance of an Energetic State

The Importance of an Energetic State

The other day, I watched the Tony Robbins documentary “I’m Not Your Guru.” I loved it. Admittedly, I’m one of those “self-help nerds” who is super-interested in how people make positive changes in their lives. In the documentary, you get an in-depth look at one of...
Tell the Kind Truth

Tell the Kind Truth

It can be hard to give negative feedback effectively. I think part of the difficulty has to do with our discomfort with difficult feelings and emotions. We don’t like feeling uncomfortable, and we don’t like it when other people feel uncomfortable either. So, we try...
1 Quick Exercise to Separate From Painful Thoughts

1 Quick Exercise to Separate From Painful Thoughts

Painful thoughts can be challenging to work through. Often, we experience a painful thought or story about ourselves, and we believe it to be literally true. For example, we might think “I’m so stupid”, or “I’m never going to amount to anything.” Thoughts don’t come...
A Beginner’s Guide to the Enneagram

A Beginner’s Guide to the Enneagram

The Enneagram is quite popular nowadays. It seems like everyone is talking about their number as a way to help understand themselves and others. But the Enneagram can also be confusing. Personality types, wings, levels of development, movement in stress and security,...
Watch Your Projection

Watch Your Projection

This morning, I made coffee for Jenn, but I only poured her half a cup. When I gave the coffee mug to her, she was annoyed. “Why didn’t you pour me a full cup?” she asked. Why indeed? After a moment of self-reflection, I realized that when I drink coffee, I like to...
Write Everything Down

Write Everything Down

Today I want to talk to you about a simple intervention that can decrease stress and anxiety, and improve productivity in your life: Write everything down. Anxious At Night I remember one time I woke up in the middle of the night feeling anxious. There were a couple...
How to Listen to Your Body: 4 Keys

How to Listen to Your Body: 4 Keys

One thing I struggle with is listening to my body. It’s tough for me to tune in to my body and listen to it—whether it needs food, water, rest, etc. Not Listening to Your Body Has Consequences Not listening to your body can have consequences. For example, growing up,...
How to Anchor a Powerful State

How to Anchor a Powerful State

When trying to live a good life and have a positive attitude, we often reflect on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. All three are important and have a huge impact on how we engage in our day-to-day life. Hard to Shift Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors Sometimes...
Don’t Get Distracted by Technology

Don’t Get Distracted by Technology

Technology is amazing, isn’t it? I love my iPhone. In less than 10 minutes, I found directions, connected with a friend, checked out my Crossfit workout of the day, and bought a book on Amazon. I video chatted with a former professor who was living in South Africa via...
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