Self-Compassion > Self-Criticism

“You’re a beautiful girl,” the old man from her ancestral country said. She felt the warmth of his compliment glow deep inside her. He continued, “Don’t ever shave your mustache.” Poof. It was out. Dr. Kristen Neff is a leading researcher on self-criticism and that’s one of her stories. It made me laugh out loud … Continue reading Self-Compassion > Self-Criticism

Mark Twain’s Morning Ritual That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

Of all the “this is how brilliant person X starts their day and you should too” advice, this is the only one you’ll ever need: "Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day."~Mark Twain Maybe it won’t make you more successful, but … Continue reading Mark Twain’s Morning Ritual That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

You Can(‘t) Make It Up

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Like those times when the sheer coincidence of things that are happening makes you feel like there’s a scriptwriter in the sky pulling your strings. Other times, fiction becomes our reality. This actually happens all of the time. This is what I'm thinking about today. Fiction becomes reality when … Continue reading You Can(‘t) Make It Up