If you sit still you’ll hear it. No, I mean really sit still. Stop rummaging around looking for it like a lost pair of keys. Quit thinking you are confused about where you left it. Just sit still. Can you hear it now? It’s your own voice? That feeling you have that something isn’t right. That nudge that keeps distracting you with a desire to do something different. It’s in there. You aren’t listening close enough. Maybe you are afraid of what it’s telling you? You can
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, author of My Stroke of Insight, writes about her experience being conscious while enduring a massive stroke to the left side of her brain. As a Harvard trained brain scientist, she had an unstoppable curiosity during and after her stroke. This unique perspective led her to observe and understand what her new world entailed; a world where she had lost the ability to walk, talk and remember her life. The entirety of Dr. Jill’s story and road to healing
When I entered kindergarten, I was extraordinarily shy. I was petrified of adults, and happy to sit quietly and observe. My real disposition for chattiness was only evident to my family and a few friends. During the first week of kindergarten reading circle, I met my elementary school bestie, Alison. She was everything I was not…a peppy, confident ham. She embraced many of the qualities that were still dormant in me. I was fascinated by her enthusiasm and mesmerized by he
Have you ever walked away from a conversation with a friend or colleague where you shared your excitement about a new joy in your life and for some reason you felt a bit like they stole the helium right out of your giant party balloon? If your answer was yes then you just experienced one of the unpleasant side effects of being deflated.
Author and life coach Martha Beck defines deflators as “…a person who sees virtue in pessimism. With one well-placed jab, she can let the