Practice Makes Progress

Practice Makes Progress

A client recently described a situation where she basically watched herself behave like a self-conscious, insecure teenager (she’s middle-aged) and she couldn’t stop herself. “I told myself to stop thinking about it and I did…for about 10 seconds. Then I was right...
Passive-Aggressive Behavior on my Part

Passive-Aggressive Behavior on my Part

One evening, my husband and I were cleaning up the kitchen and I noticed an empty carton of ice cream on the counter. “You finished the ice cream?” I asked. “Yup,” he said, continuing to load the dishwasher. “Wow,” I said, “that was fast.” He just nodded and kept...
Conversation with Fear

Conversation with Fear

For some reason—okay, maybe because I’m working on a big, scary goal—I got the image of me and fear sitting on a park bench. Or should I say Fear? Anyway, we sat down on this park bench together to talk. The sky was full of angry, dark clouds roiling in the gusty...
Micro-Conflicts

Micro-Conflicts

There’s been a lot of conflict going on in our world these days. I’ve paid as much attention as I can, although at times I’ve had to turn off the radio and turn away from the newspaper headlines. Thinking about conflict make me notice how I react (what I think, how I...
The Magic of Reality

The Magic of Reality

I recently sat with one of my best friends over coffee. Because I trust her so much, I told my friend about a problem I’d been having with my husband, as it bothered me deeply. She listened, as all good friends do, and then we moved on to other topics. After we left...
Money Beliefs

Money Beliefs

What are your money beliefs? We all have them, whether we realize it or not. For example, I have a friend who believes money is a tool that helps him live a great life. My friend budgets for the things he needs, saves for the things he wants, and has no debt. He is...