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Inner Critic

7 Ways to Make Peace with Your Inner Critic

Alexis Meads | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women
Alexis Meads

Sometimes it can be so debilitating that in order to keep you from failing, it keeps you from doing the things you need to do in order to be successful.

Why You Need to Stop Listening to the Bitch in Your Head

Lisa Schmidt | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
Lisa Schmidt

You're wondering how other people do it and why the hell you can't. (Hey there, shiny objects and com-pare-itis) Comparing your middle or beginning to someone else's end point will kill your goals, by the way.

Moving Past Self-Criticism

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 07.25.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

We measure ourselves, and our self-worth by standards that are not even real. We are indeed our own worst critic. It's our own perspective, our own internal dialogue, our own head... It's simply us.

Following Sheryl Sandberg's Lead: How You Can Build Resilience

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Stress and adversity is a consistent theme of life. Simple tools will help you become more resilient to both the small and large adversities life throws your way.

8 Practices to Re-Script Your Self-Story

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Colleen Georges

Here's eight practices to RE-SCRIPT your self-story from one that limits your plot to one that continuously expands it:

6 Differences Between Healthy High Achievers and Perfectionists -- Which Are You?

Megan Bruneau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

So are you a healthy striver or a perfectionist? Let's find out:

Silly Poem of the Week: Failure to Launch

Ovadya Batat | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Ovadya Batat

Art is an Inspiration Card by Diane Sherman Want me to read this poem to you? A humbling pattern starts to emerge It cripples success and stifles...

It's Time to Banish Self-Doubt -- 5 Tips to Connect With Your Stronger Self

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nicola Arnold CPCC

Below are five tips to help you connect with your stronger self -- try them out. Don't worry if it takes a few goes to really own it -- just like a habit takes a while to manifest, changing the perspective will too -- every step is a step in the right direction though.

My Love of Fear

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Twardowski

Yoga was finished and it was time to get to work. I sit down at my desk to begin. You've been procrastinating all day, a voice in my mind says, You ...

4 Reasons to Let Go of Judgment

Diane Passage | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

So basically, I learned to be nice to myself and other people. I urge you to do the same if you find that you're beating yourself up. Here's what judgment is doing to you:

5 Ways to Be Your Own Best Friend

Melissa Ambrosini | Posted 02.19.2016 | Women
Melissa Ambrosini

Becoming aware of the negative thoughts that play on your mental mixtape is an important first step. So pay attention when the voice inside your head starts piping up. What is your inner "mean girl" saying to you?

21 Ways To Silence Your Inner Critic

Laura Tong | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Tong

Each day I remind myself that I'm the one with the stomping boots, I'm the one in charge. I'd love for you to do the same. To beat that destructive inner critic into being the supportive friend it should be.

How to Bring Self-Confidence to Your Biggest Challenges

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

How do you bring your "boldest self to your biggest challenges?" That is the question Dr. Amy Cuddy answers in her new book, Presence, which is an extension of her wildly popular TED talk. What is presence, and how does it drive our success in life?

Shut Up: A Dialogue Within

Caitlin Riegel | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Caitlin Riegel

"I am not going to tell you again, shut up!" I began the unremitting argument within my head for at least the third time that morning. "But you know...

What to Do When Your Inner Mean Girl Tells You You're Not Good Enough

Mary Pritchard | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Mary Pritchard

I healed my relationship with my inner mean girl; I accepted and integrated that broken off part of myself -- that inner child that only wanted to be heard. You can too.

How To Do Battle Against Your Inner Critic -- And Win

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

How's that inner self-critic working out for you? The negative one. The one who preys on your insecurities. Confirms your self doubts and attacks your confidence. I struggled with mine this week then kicked her to the curb. Sometimes I'm not so lucky.

How I Outnumbered My Inner Critic

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kimber Simpkins

When I fall on my face, my inner cheering section makes all the difference in being able to pick myself up, dust myself off, be kind about my pratfall, and get ready for whatever comes next.

How I Overcame My Inner Critic (And How You Can, Too)

Victoria Donahue | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Victoria Donahue

Here's an exercise to help you connect to your inner critic so you can understand what it's trying to protect you from. Understanding your inner critic's fears can help you cultivate compassion for it, and as a result have compassion for the part of you that's still carrying childhood wounds.

Uncover & Monetize Your Inner Genius

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 09.10.2016 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

We all have talents. We are all good at something. We are really, really good at this one (or many) thing (s). It could even be something we are not fully aware of.

Why We Won't Let Ourselves Be Happy

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to our own happiness, many of us are familiar with the pattern of taking two steps forward, one step back. For example, if we want to lo...

Mean Girls Ruining Your Life

Reina Pomeroy | Posted 07.16.2016 | Women
Reina Pomeroy

She is so darn loud! Her voice starts out as a whisper of sorts but turns louder and louder, like she's right next to your ear with a giant megaphone. You think, I wish she would just shut up! Who is she anyway? She's your inner Mean Girl. Your very own, personal Regina George... and she's ruining your life!

Practicing Recovery Is Choosing in Alignment

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

It has been a theme in my office lately, the frustration we can feel with recovery, well, really with ourselves. The frustration of falling off track...

Are You an Achievment Junkie? Why It's So Hard to Stop Working So Hard

Christine Arylo | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Christine Arylo

There are a lot of us recovering achievement junkies out there in the world. Maybe you are one too? Here are a few of the signs that you are part of our club

How to Tune Out Your Inner Critic and Tune in to Your Deepest Self

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
40 Percent and Rising

I share practices and strategies to support exploring and integrating your inner knowing, rather than dreading the feelings of being out of control in overwhelm, numbing or anger, to help women get more grounded in their intimate relationships from the inside out. So what strategies can we employ to tune into our deeper sense of knowing? Here are a few to consider:

Dropping Your 'Me' Story

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Try refraining from using the moments of your life as material with which to construct your "me" story. Try experiencing your life instead of using your life to define yourself. It turns out, not taking your life so personally can bring great relief and even give you back your life!