Make 2015 Truly Different and Avoid The New Year’s Resolutionist’s Mistake!

All of my clients are well aware that I do not allow New Year's Resolutions. Well, at least in the way that we typically go about them…:) Why? Because New Year's resolutions are usually tailored to largely ignore the way that our brains work. This sets us up for repeated failures and has us feeling [...]

By | January 24th, 2015|motivation, negative attitude, new year's resolutions, procrastination, therapist, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Make 2015 Truly Different and Avoid The New Year’s Resolutionist’s Mistake!

There is a Little Peace Right in Your Pocket!

We ALL have a lot to do. Everyone is super busy.  And, strangely, as soon as we aren't busy, we go crazy trying to make ourselves busy.  Why? Because let's face it, "busy" has a lot of value in our society.  If you're bored or chill, you leave open the opportunity to be called, "lazy," or not as "good" [...]

By | July 17th, 2014|atlanta, find a therapist, getting things done, motivation, procrastination, stress, stress reducer, stress tips, therapist, therapy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on There is a Little Peace Right in Your Pocket!

Snow Day Stress Busters! You need this, I know…

Well, if you're anywhere near where I am in Atlanta, snow days have been in abundance here lately! It goes without saying that changes in schedules and the questionable future (is school out tomorrow again???) can make a lot of mommies super anxious. Add a little (A LOT!) of cabin fever and virtually no mommy [...]

By | February 14th, 2014|how to stay motivated, manage time, mom coach, motivation, planning, positive thinking, stress management|Comments Off on Snow Day Stress Busters! You need this, I know…

Your Brain is Wired Up to Sabotage Any Sudden Behavioral Change…No Matter What!

There is a great book called, "Change or Die" by Alan Deutchman.  In it, he reveals that when heart patients are faced with the consequence of dying if they don't adopt a healthier lifestyle, an astounding 90% of patients will not stick to the long-term change recommendations by their physicians.  How can this be??? Even [...]

By | January 9th, 2014|affirmation, affirmations, goal setting, mom, mommies, moms, motivation, positive thinking|Comments Off on Your Brain is Wired Up to Sabotage Any Sudden Behavioral Change…No Matter What!

Your Guide to CREATING Motivation: MOM #2

Hello, lovely, lovely Reader!Here is the continuation of the Motivation series I have for you:The Mothers of Motivation: How to Create MotivationMOM#2: Adopt the Little by Little MentalityYou learned in the last blog that motivation comes after action, not before, so, it is important that you are working on your desired behavior a little here and [...]

By | March 29th, 2013|atlanta, baby, behavior, coach, find a therapist, how to stay motivated, mom, mom blog, motivation, potty training, therapist|Comments Off on Your Guide to CREATING Motivation: MOM #2

You Can CREATE Motivation…Here’s How It Works…

The Mothers of Motivation (MOMs):How to Create MotivationMom #1: Motivation Comes After Action, Not Before This is the key concept when considering motivation.  It is the Mother of all MOMs, in that a good understanding will pave your road to learning and applying all other MOMs.  Motivation comes after action, never before.  This comes as a surprise for most people.  You may be hoping you will [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|busy, declutter, inspiration, motivation, procrastination, productive, scheduling, stress, stress tips|Comments Off on You Can CREATE Motivation…Here’s How It Works…

The Quick Guide To New Year’s Resolutions: Get it Right this Year!

I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Resolutions…at least not in the way we typically go about them. Three reasons! New Year’s Resolutions Start at the GOAL New Year’s Resolutions often having you starting right at your goal rather than working toward your goal. January 1st is not a magical day. You have to [...]

By | December 29th, 2011|how to stay motivated, long-term change, motivation, new year's resolutions, procrastination|Comments Off on The Quick Guide To New Year’s Resolutions: Get it Right this Year!

How to Stay Motivated…

How Motivation Works 101: The most important and often overlooked concept here is this: Motivation comes after action, never before. So, you'll have to get yourself moving, just the littlest bit, to start breeding the motivation to stick to something. If this doesn't make any sense to you, you may be confusing inspiration with motivation. [...]

By | September 29th, 2011|atlanta, find a therapist, how to stay motivated, inspiration, motivation, procrastination, productive, stop procrastination, stress, stress reducer, stress tips|Comments Off on How to Stay Motivated…

Thinking Backwards…

If you are waiting for one thing to happen in order to make something else happen, you may want to stop waiting and get on it... One of my clients today, who loves to decorate, said that she wants to buy a new painting for her dining room, but just can’t until the whole house [...]

By | August 30th, 2011|clutter, declutter, how to stay motivated, motivation, organization, organization tips, procrastination, stress, stress reducer, stress therapist, stress tips|Comments Off on Thinking Backwards…

Try Walking Down A Different Street…

We've all heard Einstein's definition of insanity, "...doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Being stuck can be incredibly stressful. The first step in changing our plan of attack is to realize that what we are doing isn't working. I'd like to share a story with you that I heard from [...]

By | January 31st, 2011|cognitive behavioral therapy, dr. wayne dyer, einstein, find a therapist, how to stay motivated, long-term change, motivation, stress, stress tips, stuck in a rut, therapist|Comments Off on Try Walking Down A Different Street…