Category Archive for: ‘Nature Nurture’

Know Your Subconscious

gremlin mind monsters

(and 18 other frustrating mind monsters) Mercury retrograde is over! Let’s clear out the cobwebs and get our tricky little minds thinking straight again. We make thousands of decisions on an average day (estimates range between 3,000 and 5,000). Here are 18 of the co-existing little mind-gremlins whose sole job appears to be making those decisions agonizing! Focus on “the …

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27 Perfect Ways to Procrastinate

procrastination door

If you have a hard time saying no, or find yourself on the go 24/7, you simply need to learn the art of procrastination. I’ve been doing a bit of work on how people put off doing things they want or feel they should do. In case you’re a high achiever who is doing too much, I thought you might …

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Fear is Your Advantage

The advantage of fear

What is it you are most afraid of? What you fear is a clue to your center of gravity. It is a little window to your soul. Fear is your advantage – let it feed your success! “Fear” is the label for the flutter in your heart that makes you stop. It is the sinking, hollow feeling in the pit …

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What Makes You Happy?

make you happy

I do believe that people have an inherent and inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. The right to pursue it: What are you pursuing? What makes you happy? There is something about you that is unique in all the world. The lessons of many great books point to this as a clue as to where you find happiness. There …

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Did You Deserve That?

Staying authentic when someone asks a loaded question is the key to getting what you want out of life. But it is not always easy.    Today I have a hypothesis for you to consider, and then I have a Big Question.   Here’s my hypothesis for today:   “You get the life you create and you create it through …

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3 Ways It Pays to Bliss Out

evening enchantment

Activate your Sage Genie – its healthy to be enchanted! The latest science is, yet again, confirming what we all know: it’s really good for you to be in a total state of rapture or bliss over something. Researchers at UC Berkeley say enchantment boosts the body’s defense system. Taking in breathtaking scenery has a positive impact on your immune …

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How to Procrastinate Successfully

successful procrastination

Author: Sue Hines Image courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee at

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Dump Your A-Type Personality

A-Type Personality

As so many “highly successful people” are labeled A-Type, it is natural people would want to be aligned with it – it makes them feel full of potential. There are some good reasons to tame that aspiration,though. Long ago, the virtues were chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility. Not today. Today, and every day – all day long, …

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Outsmarting Your Slightly Evil Twin

your slightly evil twin

I know your slightly evil twin – because I have one exactly like it. In fact, I am sure my twin knows your twin and I’m convinced they swap notes – I’m sure of it because mine can’t be that tricky all on its own! Let’s see if any of this is familiar. If it is, you’ll likely believe that …

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5 Ways to Procrastinate Successfully

There are many reasons we don’t do what we intend. What is yours, and is it “procrastination” or something else? Here is: A hard line on a valueless skill. There is a little barb, a sting, attached to the word “procrastinate” that is not necessarily there when you say “delay”, “postpone” or “take a raincheck.” What makes it sting? “Procrastination” …

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