Doubt

Doubt

I’ve spent too much energy and time fretting over my inability to see how to apply my eclectic talents in a way that feeds my soul. This unknowing followed me around, taunting me with how close it was without me being able to identify it. It sometimes materialized as a form standing just over my shoulder, but disappear when I’d turn to see it. Or it would be a person in my dreams I just couldn’t quite hear, a thought that was just beyond my reach. Continue reading

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Driven by What Other People Think

I love this Wayne Dryer quote, “What other people think of me is none of my business.” When we stop worrying about how we may be judged, our behavior changes. We follow our path and are not driven by what others think. Adopting this attitude is a gateway to great personal freedom. Continue reading

Mapping Where Time Goes

Mapping Where Time Goes

I wanted to know what was chewing up all my time, so I decided to create a map to better visualize where my time goes. Not only was I shocked at where my time was going, but also how little spare time remained. Continue reading

Should Feelings be Our Only Guide?

Should Feelings be Our Only Guide?

I’m intrigued by the concepts on emotional responses presented by Danielle LaPorte, Sydney Banks, and Michael Neill. Their passionate trust employing feelings to direct their lives and the results they have realized are admirable. So, although I appreciate the benefits to being aware of how feelings affect or even control me, I have a difficult time trusting only feelings to guide me. Continue reading

Belief, the Source of Behavior

Belief, the Source of Behavior

Sometimes we behave in a way we do not like, that does not serve us, or shows up as a bad habit.  Behavior is made up of actions and reactions. Because we behave in accordance with what we believe, we can change behavior by identifying and challenging the belief driving it. Continue reading

The Effect of Emotion on Memory

The Effect of Emotion on Memory

All experience is filtered through our belief system and, thus, affects our memory of what occurred. Memories are also influenced and distorted by our emotional state—our mood—when something happens as well as the emotional reactions we have to the experience itself. Because of these, two people can witness the same event, yet their memories of it are completely different. Continue reading