The Origin of Negative Thoughts

Where do negative thoughts come from: our brain or the enemy? I don’t always know which, but it doesn’t matter as long as I know how to drop the lies and focus on the work & life was created for.

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Why Your Pinterest Boards are Worth Living

Several years ago, I was caught off guard when my daughter called me out unintentionally. “Mom, your Pinterest clothes are so cute. How come you don’t dress that way?” It was a valid question. Why wasn’t I living a life that matched my spirit?

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How to Make Decisions You can Live With

The lower brain wants whatever feels “right” right now! It’s not smarter than the prefrontal cortex (PFC); it’s just LOUDER! Think of the lower brain (LB) as a toddler. It throws tantrums. It’s impulsive. Impatient. It has a hart time controlling its impulses. It can also be very dramatic and persistent!

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Get Comfortable with Discomfort

I’m not a numbers girl, but here’s some math I know well:
fear + action = courage
struggle + action = strength
Discomfort comes in many indulgent flavors: confusion, overwhelm, fear, doubt… It’s not the flavor that matters, but what we make it mean.

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Lies We Believe

Neuroscience has shown that the brain has both plasticity (the ability to change) and neurogenesis (the growth of new brain neurons). This means we can change our brains and our thinking! A belief is just thought that’s been thought so often that we accept it as fact. But as the saying goes, “Don’t believe everything you think!”

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Forfeiting the Game

Forfeiting is probably the most moronic way to miss out on a win. It means losing ahead of time without even playing the game. Performance anxiety can keep us playing small or avoiding the game all together.

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Rise Each Fall

What are you watering? Nurturing? Setting aside time for to get intentional about? Pull out your calendar and look at the next 4-8 weeks. Find some time that you can block out, before the hecticness of the holidays kick in, and make a date with your future self. Write it in ink in your schedule.
Appreciate what you have.
Notice what’s going well.
Allow yourself to dream.
Soak it all in.

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