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More Is Less

There are all of these devices that attempt to let me to do a lot more than I was able to do before they existed. It creates this new normal where now I am a superwoman. I start doing more than I was ever capable of before. Then other people start to get used to [Keep Reading...]

A New Perspective

Shifting your perspective isn’t only necessary to offer empathy to others, but it gives your own views much more depth. Here’s an excerpt from my February post for The Pastry Box, published today: On our first day of class, the teacher led us out of the building and brought us a few blocks away to [Keep Reading...]

A Little Bit

One of the assignments that was given to me in the first session of my coaching course is a daily meditation or “sitting” practice. The assignment, as it is written on the sheet of paper in my binder, is to sit for 30 minutes in a chair, eyes gently closed or looking down in front [Keep Reading...]

Empathy for Ourselves

We’re in this situation where we have a finite period of time, we really need to pay close attention to this person. We need to concentrate. We need to focus. And we need to go into it with the intent of gaining understanding, of challenging our assumptions, of teasing out the problems and needs and [Keep Reading...]

I Love Fear

I love fear because confronting my fears has allowed me to get to know parts of myself that I was denying. There is something very important about who you are based on the things that you fear. I used my fears to avoid things. That’s what we’re taught: Fear is a good thing. It keeps [Keep Reading...]

The Only Thing We Control

I think it’s likely there’s a grander scheme of things, a master plan. But I don’t believe our decisions are being made for us. And I don’t believe that there’s a puppeteer pulling the strings, causing our behavior. I really don’t. I think we are in this together, and perhaps the grander vision is being [Keep Reading...]

Designing Yourself for everyone – now with transcripts

When Paul and I started a podcast to publicly explore the often sensitive domain of self-development, we hoped we would handle topics in a way that would appeal to the broadest audience possible. But we made one huge mistake: we didn’t make it accessible for all. We’re thrilled to finally announce that all 10 episodes [Keep Reading...]