I do not wish to change anyone's personal style, only to enable them to stretch their thinking and open their minds to be more creative with themselves. So often we become stuck, even inflexible with ourselves.
People often ask me how I handle jet lag, as I travel between time zones, countries, and even continents on a semi-regular basis. I've tried any number of "Jedi mind tricks" over the years, and there are a few that seem to work pretty consistently:
Just like a loaf of bread that's been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. Whether you're looking for a complete overhaul or simply a fresh outlook, here are seven ways to renew your life today.
Believe it or not, those of us in midlife today are tomorrow's wise elders. What sage advice do you want to leave the generations that follow? Better start thinking about it. It will be tomorrow before you know it!
Whatever it is, you have two choices: Live with it and continue to be unhappy or take a good, serious look at yourself in the mirror. The key word here is mirror. We can't see our blemishes until we have a mirror to reflect them back at us.
Ultimately, you chose your partner for a reason. You have a soul-level connection that can transcend any differences. Hold strong to that fact and you'll soon find that smarts and social can indeed go hand-in-hand in any relationship.
Quite often, when we contemplate major change, major evolution in our lives, the reaction we get from our dear ones is a combination of an attempt at support, combined with fear that can manifest as undermining, judging us or lashing out.
Out with the old -- throw the windows open and air the place out -- and in with the new freshness of spring (in your mind, that is). Make room in your mind for all of the life experiences that you are creating for this beautiful new beginning.
Seems like a scary proposition for most people to confront one of the world's best golfers about his putting stroke. But it's proof of what professional athletes have known for years: the great ones are coachable.
The loaded goal is that goal that seems to be your most important and longest-standing one -- it's the one that "for some reason, I don't seem to be able to make any real progress on," and "this year, I'm finally going to handle."
I have traveled to more than 50 countries in the past 20 years, a point of pride that came from choosing an alternative lifestyle -- one of independence, freedom, and risk. Having my daughter, Ava, four years ago began a transformation of my identity, and with it, anxiety.
But what I missed in all this searching for leisure professionals is doing leisure mentoring, coaching, or consulting for people who simply want to have fun and want some guidance in how to make the most of their leisure time -- and where to get these leisure experiences.
There seems to be a quest is toward a seemingly-impossible dream, and the journey is exhaustive. Even when all seems to be in order on the outside, there remains a longing and an unsatisfied yearning for an unidentified quality that will comfort, connect and center a person.
It's easy to accept this about our parents when it comes to technology, but we have a much harder time accepting it when it comes to emotional issues. On some level, we still think of our parents like gods.
"In many ways," said Robert, "the ultimate psychotherapy is simply to relax about things." While it was just a passing comment, the reason it has been humming along inside my mind ever since is that it so directly mirrors the experience I have with my own clients.
Rejection tends to turn us inward in a negative way -- causing us to feel unworthy, flawed, not good enough, unlovable, frustrated, confused, angry, sad, etc. -- which can get us painfully bogged down in paralyzing self criticism.