Phew! It’s been (another) unusual year. Absolutely, everyone's holiday entry is unique. So no matter how you’re rolling into the holiday season—whether excited, energized, and invigorated or feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and weary, or somewhere in between—rest assured, the Life Lenses® and I … [Read more...] about Happy holidays from me and the Life Lenses™
Perspective is everything. When we’ve set a goal for ourselves, when we’re trying to motivate ourselves, the process can be invigorating or downright demoralizing. Goal setting in and of itself can be daunting. Dr. Katy Milkman, in her podcast The Science of How People Change which I … [Read more...] about Freezing streaks and other emergency reserve tips to avoid the what-the-h#ll effect
Mindset is your way of thinking and your opinions. What’s your mindset telling you lately? Recently I’ve been diving into mindset research, including “Reframing your reality,” a podcast by Hidden Brain. I’ve also been reading “Mindset, the new psychology of success” by Carol Dweck, which … [Read more...] about The surprising power of your mindset; can you use it to cure a broken ankle?
Do you sometimes feel like you’re speaking a language nobody gets but you, and you DESPERATELY wish you could communicate more clearly and be understood?Do you hate conflict, and yet somehow find yourself navigating a bunch of misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and confusion?How about this - do you … [Read more...] about Communicate better, resolve conflict easier and lessen misunderstandings with Life Lenses®
When it all feels like a little too much, here are seven simple tools and tips for handling change. Four of them focus on you and three focus on the situation or context. Take a read, pick the ones that pull your attention, and use them to help ease your mind with the plethora of change we’re … [Read more...] about When it all feels like too much: Seven simple tools and tips for handling change
What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Who did you check in with when you had some good news this week? What music did you listen to today? I bet I can guess all three. Ready? You ate something familiar to you. You checked in with someone familiar to you. And then, … [Read more...] about Four ways to stay out of the familiar/similar trap and four reasons why that’s important
We all have biases. (Even though we don’t think we do.) Not me you might be (still) thinking. (Hint: that’s a type of bias!) Or you might be saying to yourself, so what, no big deal. Big deal. Bias has a huge effect on how we think, how we act, and how we move … [Read more...] about Three types of bias you have and three ways to overcome them
Who are you? What comes onto your radar easily, naturally, and comfortably? And what flies under your radar because it’s unimportant, “foreign,” or awkward for you? And most of all, what implications does all of this have? Plenty! As I wrote about last week one popular way to answer these … [Read more...] about The upside of the dark side of personality tests