Extending The Honeymoon Period

The 3 Ways I Avoid Hedonic Adaptation Last week I put my toe into the water by spending 2 days in NYC, thereby ending my 16-month exile to Putnam County, NY. My body’s response to this reintegration took me by surprise until I recognized the “hot stove effect” of my voluntary sequestration. For 16 months…

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Give Yourself Some Space

Reframing Your Relationship with Stress Stress is essential to living. Even amoebas experience stress. If you had zero stress, you would merely exist. And while “being more, doing less” is an aspiration, too much of anything is not healthy. Of course we know that too much stress can be hazardous. This said, I invite you…

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In Our Own Worlds

Differentiating Between YOUR Reality and Objective Truth Following a comprehensive season of Clarity, another such exploration is about to unfold before us! We’ve covered a lot of ground since January, gaining Clarity through the foundational practice of Journaling, the essential practice of Self-Compassion, the beauty of personal Aspirations, and in the face of Crisis. That…

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Adjusting To Our New World, Mindfully

DRIVEN’s Resources For Staying Productive and Healthy in Mind & Body This month DRIVEN is feeling particularly connected, as we’re now part of an online community of international coaches, project managers, facilitators and consultants. We came together to create a 4-day virtual conference to help people convert to work-from-home protocols, manage off-the-charts stress and downright…

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Clarity During Crisis

5 Steps Toward Hope & Optimism During Pandemic Restrictions   It’s a bit eerie. I created this exploration for Clarity months ago, and its release is now correlating precisely with an international crisis! We’re currently in a situation where fear and brain fog reign supreme; Society is coming apart at the seams; Anxiety, uncertainty, noisy…

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Self-Compassion for Smarties: Your Resources for Further Exploration

This month, DRIVEN is asking you to explore Self-Compassion as a means of achieving Clarity. Some fundamentals of Self-Compassion that we’ve looked at in detail are Journaling, the Growth Mindset, and keeping tabs on your Inner Critic. Last week’s blog article and next week’s OfficeHours webinar are both designed to take a deep dive into…

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Mindset Shift: Why Replacing Judgment With Evaluation is Critical

Did you happen to catch yourself judging others this past week? Have you thought to yourself or said to others, “You really should…” or “He’s just being…” or “Why can’t she just do it this way”? If your answer is “No”, either you’ve been in a dreamless coma since reading my recent article Drop The…

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Taming The Victor: How To Respond When The Other Person Needs To Be Right

Have you ever found yourself absolutely certain of something, only to find out later that you were totally off-base? This question, and others like it, are what we’ve been asking you to consider in our current exploration of a common addiction: always having to be right, even when you’re not. In my recent article Pressure…

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Deeper Insights: Resources to Help You Kick Anxiety and Stress

Throughout August 2019, DRIVEN has been gazing into the future— the place from which Anxiety, Stress and Overwhelm keep us unproductive in the present. We published three articles and delivered an OfficeHours webinar exploring the challenges faced by those of us who are debilitated by these emotions. Therein, we offered examples and solutions so motivated…

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Finding The Trigger: On Releasing Anxiety

Anxiety can be thought of as doubly deadly. Sure, it spikes at times, but for many of us, it’s an ever-present undercurrent to life, especially if we work in non-inclusive environments. This makes it even more damaging than Stress— a topic which I discussed in a recent article. The perpetual drip of anxiety used to…

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