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Dusting

April 10, 2012

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Ever since I became a mom, my lizard has found an entirely new area of my life to ruthlessly critique. In her typical fashion, Blanche has found a number of creative ways to try and convince me that her typical lack and attack fears are true. Last week, I shared some of my lizard’s fears […]

Outsmarting your lizard

April 9, 2012

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If you’ve been doing your homework (and I hope you have), by now you’ve identified probably quite a few lizard thoughts. Maybe you’ve been surprised at how often your lizard speaks and how downright terrible your lizard can be. Writing those lizard thoughts down may have been somewhat of a not-so-pleasant revelation. Well, I have […]

You are not your brain

April 4, 2012

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This week, I read a very relevant article related to the work we are doing this month by Deepak Chopra, entitled, “You are not your brain.” If you’d like to read it, you can find it here.

Some of my lizard thoughts

April 3, 2012

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As usual, my lizard-Blanche- is hard at work, trying to convince me that I am a horrible parent, coach and wife (and this all in one hour!) and that my successes won’t last forever. As I promised, here are some of her most recent gems. (You’ll note that she is relentless. )  -You are a […]

Spring Clean Your Mind: Part One

April 2, 2012

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An inspiring mentor of mine once wisely advised me that before starting anything, I should put a plan in place to outline and assess how I was going to achieve it. As someone who likes to get started on a new endeavor ASAP (I really don’t have a procrastinating bone in my body), this was […]

Spring Clean Your Mind

April 1, 2012

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This spring, as you tackle the ubiquitous list of cleaning to-do’s, I’d like to challenge you to another task. I’d like you to spring clean your mind. Now, I’m not trying to convince you to rid yourself of dirty thoughts (what fun would that be?) But rather, I’d like you to learn, through some discipline […]

Challenge #6: Healthy boundaries and your Lizard

August 22, 2011

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So you’ve figured out when someone has crossed your line. You’ve identified situations where you realize one of your personal boundaries has been crossed. You’re starting to notice how very reliable that Body Compass is and have even gotten into the habit of gauging who and what makes you uncomfortable. Great job. That was the […]

The Other Irrational Beliefs

December 29, 2010

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Earlier this month, I talked about the work of Albert Ellis and created a coaching tool for you based on his theoretical and clinical work of Rational-Emotive Therapy. We looked at one of the most common irrational beliefs-the belief that we need love and approval from those we love. By applying the IBMT to this […]

The Irrational Belief Modification Tool

December 14, 2010

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In my last post, I discussed one of the most common irrational beliefs many of us believe to be true. I also promised you a coaching tool to help you tackle that irrational belief and so here it is! But I can’t take all the credit for this. I created this coaching tool from the […]

Irrational Belief #1: Needing Love & Approval

December 13, 2010

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Adults do not need love and approval. (Children are a different story. But we’re all adults here so let’s talk about what adults do and do not need). Love and approval are nice to have, especially when we’re talking about that special someone. I don’t think I have to twist your arm too much to […]