The Key to Lasting Change? Lower Your Standards

The type A critic within me is dying a little every time I read that sentence: "Lower Your Standards." If you are reading that and you are thinking, "But...but...but," I encourage you to open your mind, take a deep breath, and bear with me.  I am a recovering perfection-a-holic.  I think almost every Monday for … Continue reading The Key to Lasting Change? Lower Your Standards

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

  “Actions truly born of one’s nature, even if they contain fault, should not be relinquished. For all undertakings are covered by some fault, just as fire is covered by smoke.” - The Bhagavad Gita Several years ago I was sitting in my therapist's office having an anxiety attack over my gym membership.  I didn't like … Continue reading Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

This morning, I treated myself with a massage.  I cannot afford to do it on a regular basis, but since my shoulder injury is still nagging at me, I decided go ahead and spend the money in hopes of finding some relief.  Afterwards, I felt great.  I was sitting a bit taller.  My neck and … Continue reading Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?