By: karengray | March 13, 2018

It is hard to believe with the two major storms we were just hit with, but Spring is right around the corner. For many, this is a time when our attention shifts to our health, and more specifically, to our weight.


In the past, you may have tried restrictive diets and demanding exercise programs, and you probably experienced some success. I am also willing to bet that you went back to your old eating patterns, and your old unhealthy habits. Perhaps you even put the weight back on.


If you are like many of us who have tried and failed at dieting, you may have thought that you were to blame for your return to your previous patterns of behavior. It is likely that you experienced some self-doubt, and you may have even felt some depression. The crue...

By: karengray | March 08, 2018

The fast-paced and super-connected world we live in now is taking its toll on all of us. Everyday we must navigate through a constant stream of emotionally-charged information, both from current events and the changes and challenges we face in our own lives.


Our subconscious mind stores information from emotional experiences to be used later as a reference when something similar comes up. You can think of this in the same way that we notice landmarks when visiting a new town. We store information about those landmarks so that when we travel that way again, we have a reference for what we can expect on that route, and we can navigate more easily.

Just like making a mental note of the landmarks, the subconscious mind records information about ...

By: karengray | February 22, 2018

“I love to procrastinate!”

 

I read this statement, written by a very talented career coach in an article all about how to avoid procrastination. Her statement made me chuckle. It certainly got my attention,, and made me read the article. The article was full of wonderful advice and tips on how to better manage your time so that you stop procrastinating. And as I read, I felt more stressed and anxious with the pressure of having one more thing to do, and one more thing that I may not be successful doing.

 

Instead of adding another thing to my already overflowing to do pile, I wondered if there was a way that I could re-frame my idea of what procrastination is, and if I can use my gift of procrastination to my advantage.

 

And that...