I’ve been thinking of a dear friend lately who I remember as the sweetest, most caring woman. A true friend who was kind and always there for me, with words of encouragement. Yet when it came to her self-talk, she was downright mean, unforgiving, manipulative, indifferent, even hateful. And that self-talk was her truth.Read More
It is too easy to stay in a job even when we are not happy because we see it all around us. While there are some very real reasons why we can’t quit our jobs: kids, debt, dogs, Yoga video subscriptions, rent, food,… a lot of the time the reasons we tell ourselves why we can’t quit, are more so based on past conditioning.Read More
“Are you a cute dog?” That is one of the big questions I’m currently asking (my dog, out loud). Which makes me think that maybe I shouldn’t feel so averse to meaningless conversations if words like these leave my mouth. In my defence, a wagging dog tail is the best reward, and maybe the only…Read More
Only because apparently “How to Write an Inspirational Blog Post After You’ve Just Eaten Half a Block of Chocolate All by Yourself” is not an acceptable title for a blog post.Read More
I promise you there is other magic than the kind you got to know at your last company Christmas party. And while there is nothing wrong with that kind of magic (just HOW did those knots come apart..!), there is another kind that can help you be happier on a daily basis.Read More
I want to tell you about five-year-old Maren because 20 (twenty.. really?) years later thinking about myself as a child isn’t just a great way to reminisce about the good old times.
It is a way to make sure that I am taking care of myself right now.
I used to be the author of spiteful notes to myself, creator of the nastiest self-talk you could imagine. I’m sharing the best advice I received during that time, and how my self-talk changed.Read More