When you say “this shouldn’t be so hard” you undermine your experience and prevent your growth.
The voices in your head originated with people outside of you. You can choose to leave them outside yourself.
We live by a set of hidden rules that govern our worthiness to receive love, compassion, and acceptance. Where did we learn these rules?
We think tough love and criticism is the path to improvement and peak performance, but that’s a myth. It turns out that the edge comes from self-compassion.
Sitting at my dining table, I am suddenly aware of the palpable silence. I live on 14th Street in Manhattan, just off of Union Square. The double wide street is always active, and a steady stream of noise is a part of my soundscape: sirens from fire trucks and ambulances, honking horns, city busses. For […]
I promised transparency, and I’m delivering. An inside look at the carnival game of whack-a-mole: me against my inner critic. Are you taking bets?
It was 11:25 am today when I sat down to write Morning Pages, the long-hand free writing exercise I have been doing almost every morning since August. Pen to paper, and suddenly… Wow. Where does the time go? Where does it go? I was out of bed by 6:05 am today. I got dressed for […]