Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Courtney Thompson
One of my favorite thoughts to anchor to is, “We have the power to dictate our own inner experience.” Now, there are always factors outside of our control that impact our lives in big ways. But, following the old adage of, “Life isn’t what happens to us, but rather how we choose to respond,” the
Can you feel the uptick in stress? In you? In the people around you? I wanted to write you a quick note to acknowledge the stress that many of us are experiencing and remind you to continue to find the good in change. Embrace uncertainty. Help others. Be a global citizen. Be compassionate. Be strong.
As with many fads that infiltrate American pop culture— the Zone diet, 8-Minute abs, high-waisted jeans— people impulsively buy-in without a deep understanding of why. We are social animals and signing onto a trend connects us to the larger tribe. Mindfulness seems like it could be one of those fads right now. Recently, a friend
Do you live for the weekend? Spend your work weeks looking forward to those few days that are reserved for fun, rest and recovery? At one level, it sounds pretty good — at a deeper level — it might be an indicator of not being able to fully tap into your potential. Here’s one way
When we set intentions for self-improvement, we tend to look inward and go on the journey alone, gritting out the process of learning and reshaping our behaviors seemingly in a vacuum. However, we need the help of others to explore our own potential. Our relationships with others are often a mirror for our relationship with
We live in a culture of productivity. Our identities are tied to and defined by what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. And this has led to a collective hustle for self-worth, driven by the non-conscious belief that if we do more, we’ll be more. And many don’t realize that there’s a difference between
As a human, there are essentially three things that we can train: our craft, our body, and our mind. And everyday is an opportunity to train these areas and develop the skills that keep them working at an optimal level–– to explore the boundaries of what’s possible with who we already are and who we
Have you ever watched an Olympian experience her childhood dream by effortlessly breaking her personal record? Or an astronaut flawlessly orchestrate a rocket launch? Or a president deliver a country-altering State of the Union address? Their focus, ease and courage are impressive. There’s a name for that type of state of mind — Flow state.