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House of Change

November 12, 2013

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I love the story of how I ended up with my dream house and so I’m going to share it with you here. When I was two months pregnant, my husband and I decided that it was time to leave our already-cramped condo and find a house suitable for a family. In truth, we had […]

The should story-part 2

January 25, 2013

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The use of the word “should” is a good indicator that you’re arguing with reality. The only time we use this verb is when we’re lamenting something that didn’t happen (as in: I should have saved more money) or when we’re upset about something that happened (as in: He should not have cheated on me.) […]

Problem #3: Your Identity

April 26, 2012

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As you’re working on your lizard thoughts, you may find yourself resisting a Turnaround because it deeply conflicts with your identity. The Work is, in essence, a Buddhist-like practice whose main purpose is to undo ego-stuff that causes you suffering. Your ego and your identity are pretty much the same thing. When you find a […]

Problem #1: Invalidation

April 19, 2012

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A coaching colleague of mine wasn’t really a big fan of The Work. Although she completely understood the process intellectually, and she witnessed a lot of changes in others who tried this tool, she kept getting stuck when she tried it on her own lizard thoughts. “I don’t get this. This seems to work for […]

Mopping

April 13, 2012

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So many lizard thoughts to clean up, so little time. Here’s another example as you spring clean your mind. Lizard thought: Just because you have a lot of clients now doesn’t mean you always will. It won’t be long before your business dries up and you won’t have any. See how sneaky Blanche is? Even when […]

Vacuuming

April 12, 2012

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Each day of this month marks a new opportunity for me to go within, pull out my lizard thoughts and dissolve them with The Work.  Because we are spring cleaning our minds this month, I’m going to share as many of my lizard thoughts and stories with you so that you can to get your […]

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 […]