I guess what I'm saying is that I'm attempting to follow the middle path: I'm not blindly accepting all my thoughts at face value, but nor am I attempting to argue with them or shout above them. I'm greeting them, acknowledging them for what they are (which can usually be described as 'full of shit'), and then going about my business.
I'm particularly aware of how many words we use that are self-defeating, discouraging, or just downright mean. Here, then, are five words to banish from your vocabulary.
I've been thinking a lot lately about why -- despite all I've learned -- I still haven't completely let go of the eating disorder that has been following me around for the past 20 years. I can clearly see how much it holds me back. I can see that it makes me miserable. And unlike... Continue Reading →
So when I hear people say "just relax," I have to laugh at the silliness of it. "Just" relax? Are they serious?
The self-improvement industry is big business these days. It seems everyone is on a quest to become "better," whether it's by playing games like Lumosity to improve their thinking skills, attending yoga classes to become more centered, or the perennial favorite, exercising and dieting to "get fit." All told, people (primarily Americans) spend roughly $11... Continue Reading →