084E – A Change in Perspective

Episode 084E A Change in Perspective

Sometimes, if we change our perspective, we can see things in our lives and in ourselves more clearly. When things are going great, and the little things are bothering us, a reminder that others have a lot more pain in their lives right now can help us to regain our perspective and gratitude. Conversely, if…

081E – When You Don’t Feel Like It

Episode 081E When You Don't Feel Like It

Sometimes you just don’t feel like doing what you need to do. You’re too hot, too cold, too tired, having too much fun. You don’t feel like it. How important is this thing you “have to do”? If it’s not important, no worries. But if it is, sometimes you just need to paste on a…

069E – Play, Work, and Healing

Episode 069E Play Work and Healing

I’ve been reminded these last couple of weeks of the importance in my life of play – and how incredibly underestimated its value has become in my life over the last seven or eight years. I’ve been talking about the importance of the words we use – out loud and inside our heads, and how…

064T – Need a Vacation?

Episode 064T Need a Vacation?

One of the most obvious reasons we start thinking about vacation is the approach of summer – which is the case in the Northern Hemisphere right now. Maybe you have plans to go someplace exciting, or visit family, or stay home and relax. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere right now, you might have had…

054E – Give Yourself a Break

Episode 054E Give Yourself a Break

When we work hard on a big project, we tend to be tired when it’s completed. You know what’s the best thing to do when you’re finished? Take a break. Seriously. But how often do we do that? How often do we say, “I want to, but I don’t have time”? On the other hand,…