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Mike Robbins

Be True To Yourself (And Not Self-Absorbed)

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Honoring our feelings isn't about being self-absorbed or arrogant -- it's really about being true to ourselves, honest about how we feel, and willing to engage in authentic conversations with other people. So why can it be so challenging for us to honor our own feelings? 

Just Because You're You

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

At the deepest level, we're valuable as human beings just because we're us -- not because of what we do, how we look, what people think of us, or what we produce or accomplish.

Are You Addicted To Struggle?

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While working hard, overcoming challenges and adversity, and being passionately committed to important and complex things in our lives aren't inherently bad, resisting ease and being attached to struggle causes me and so many of us a great deal of stress, worry, and pain.

It's OK To Disappoint People

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Disappointment, as uncomfortable and even painful as it can be for me and many of us, is essential and important on our journey of growth, self-discovery, authenticity and fulfillment.

Mom Gives Birth On Highway

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 03.16.2012 | Parents

Fifth time mom Alayna Robbins and husband Mike wanted it to be just the two of them in the delivery room welcoming their newest baby. But, they wanted...

It's Okay For Things To Go Well

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

How do you feel when things go well for you? If you're anything like me, you may have some mixed feelings about it, as odd as that seems. While I do love it when things go well and when I'm feeling good, I also notice that sometimes it poses certain challenges for me as well.

Why Crying Is Good For You

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

One of the many things tears can do is remind us of our humanness, our vulnerability, our connection to one another and to things much bigger than the specific circumstances we are facing.

How To Be Truly Empathetic

Mike Robbins | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Empathy is getting into another person's world and connecting with them both emotionally and compassionately. We don't have to agree with them or fully understand them to be able to empathize.

How to Feel Less Alone

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I still find that in my darkest moments, I feel like there's no one who really gets me, knows what I'm going through, or even cares enough to truly have my back.  Do you ever feel like this yourself?

There Is Good News -- If You Look For It

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

If we pay much attention to the media, it's easy to get the impression that life is really scary, dangerous, and there are lots of terrible things happening all over the place.

A Bad Day For The Ego Is A Good Day For The Soul

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Too often our desire to protect our ego -- to avoid failure and embarrassment -- causes us to sell out ourselves, not go for what we truly want, or hold back in a variety of detrimental ways.

The Power Of Acceptance

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Acceptance is not resignation, failure, or agreement; it's simply telling the truth and allowing things to be as they are.

Go For It: The Power Of Boldness

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

Being bold, while scary and challenging for many of us, is essential if we're going to live an authentic, successful and fulfilling life. Boldness is about stepping up and stepping out onto our "edge" in life

Letting Go Of Worry

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Worry is always a sign that there are some deeper feelings or issues for us to address. It's often a good reminder for us to get more real, take better care of ourselves, and pay attention.

It's OK To Ask For Help

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Requesting support can often make us feel vulnerable. We usually think (somewhat erroneously) that we should be able to do everything ourselves or that by admitting we need help, we are somehow being weak.

New Year, New You? Just Be Yourself!

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

One of best things we can do in this new year is to focus on who we really are, instead of who we think we're supposed to be.

When You Fall Down, Get Back Up

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

Boldness is about having the courage, willingness, and commitment to get back up when we fall down -- even if we're scared or don't think we can.

The Importance of Unplugging

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

What percentage of your waking hours are you "plugged in?" If you're anything like me and most of the people I know and work with, probably more than you'd like to admit.

Stop Apologizing for Who You Are

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Apologizing for who we are is often about us thinking or saying some version of, "I'm bad, it's my fault, or don't hate me," as if we're a child looking for validation or approval.

Keep Your Head in the Clouds and Your Feet on the Ground

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Our ability to create an authentic sense of balance with our goals and actions (i.e. dreaming vs. doing), has a lot to do with not only how effective we are in making things happen in life.

The Power of Desire Without Attachment

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I noticed that I often actually hold back, squelch, or minimize my deepest desires -- waiting until things seem "possible" or even "probable" before I fully express what I truly want.

Rethinking Body Image: We Are Not Our Bodies

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Our body weight does not determine our worth. Our level of health (or lack thereof) is not an indication of our value as a human being.

How to Give Yourself More Time and Space

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

adly, many of us allow ourselves to be victims of our schedules, our communication devices, our co-workers, our clients, our families, our work, and some of the other demands.

The Law of Attraction: How to Act 'As If'

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This has been a sobering, but important realization for me this week. There is a big difference between knowing something and living it.

The Power of No: Just Say It

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Saying "no" is one of the most important aspects of living a life filled with balance, integrity, and authenticity.