Do you let shoulds get the best of you?

I have to… I gotta… I should… When we think about all the roles we have and all the many things we could do to live up to some standard of being a parent, an employee, a daughter or son, a friend, a spouse, a volunteer… we could get bogged down with overwhelming responsibility and…

Setting goals that reward you

On the Inviting Shift Show, I had coaches Clay Green and Michelle Brown join me to talk about setting goals so that we aren’t self-sabotaging and we get what we want on the way to the goal and when we get there. I’ve written about expectations here. Expectations can create impossible goals if we let…

Staying in the Flow with a Bad Mood Day

Even the most positive, happy-go-lucky people have bad mood days. Today, as I write this, I’m experiencing a wave of failure, disappointment and sadness. This flood of emotion that has become familiar with time and curiosity. I used to fear this wave believing it would sweep me up and take me away never to be…

Stories of Shift: Seeing a Future You Don’t Want

Gemma Rayne Fountain is a health support nut. For over 22 years she’s been helping people to come alive and realize how wonderful they are already so they can really love themselves. It doesn’t come by accident either. Gemma had to overcome a lot of her own perceptions of who she was and what she…

Stop Faking It Hoping You’ll Make It

Fake it ’til you make it. Since the very first time I heard this saying, something inside me cringed and cramped. I went through years of my life in and out of depression. Every time I tried to fake the smile and the attitude, I wanted to cry and scream even more. Yet, so many…

The Myths of Fear

If you are inviting shift, or seeking to grow in any way, you know fear. And wherever we go, our fear goes with us. It can cause anxiety, depression, and an greatly uninspired life. Usually because we have beliefs about fear that aren’t true. Here’s the biggest myths of fear and how we allow it…