The Excuses We Hide Behind

The Excuses We Hide Behind

When a part of us that wants something is in conflict with a fearful part of ourselves, there is internal friction. These two parts rub against each other and often the fearful part wins. That is how self-sabotage comes into play. To complicate matters, we are often...
Wired to Win

Wired to Win

Without a doubt, it feels good to win. When we’re playing a game, when we get what we want, when we feel accomplished, we feel good. But why does winning mean so much to us? Understanding the answer to this question is pivotal because we often are willing to go to...
Perfectionism: Demands from the Inside

Perfectionism: Demands from the Inside

As a burnout coach, too often I’ve heard about high achievers burning out due to work related demands. Certainly, if your job is asking too much from you in too little time, it will create overwhelm and stress. Over time, that stress becomes chronic and you find...
How to Break Free from Burnout

How to Break Free from Burnout

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 2,000 people escape from prison each year. Considering that there are roughly 2.3 million individuals incarcerated in the United States, less than 1 percent of prisoners ever attempt this and many of those who...
How to Live Your Life Fully

How to Live Your Life Fully

Jean-Dominique Bauby had more determination in his left eyelid than many people have who are alive and well. At the age of 43, Bauby suffered a stroke that left him not only speechless, but unable to move his body. The exception was his one eye. If you were rendered...