The RIGHT Structure Sets You Free

Most of my clients resist structure at first because they have an outdated idea of what it is. Structure allows us to progress.  But only if it’s sustainable.  When we think of “creating a structure,” many of us think of a rigid schedule with hours packed...
PROCRASTINATION MEDICATION #1:  Do It First Thing!

PROCRASTINATION MEDICATION #1: Do It First Thing!

It’s said that when you master your mornings, you’ve mastered your day.   Morning rituals are great. Doing things to clear the mental cobwebs first thing such as meditation and exercise are powerfully constructive habits to develop. BUT… and this is one of very...
The Truth That Lies…

The Truth That Lies…

I’ve heard it said that “depression is the truth that lies.” In an existential sense, the bottom line, grinding “why bother” query that cycles incessantly through the depressed brain is a completely valid question.  The danger is when, in the absence of any...
To Kvetch or Not to Kvetch

To Kvetch or Not to Kvetch

What’s on my mind today is kvetching.     There’s nothing like having a good kvetch.  For those of you not andiginous to or familiar with the North American Ashkinazi Jew, to ‘kvetch’ is to complain.  (For the rest of you, Happy Hanukkah!)   In...
Rising to The Occasion of Your Work

Rising to The Occasion of Your Work

Sometimes you just don’t feel like it.  And feelings are powerful.   Feelings, and the inspiration to create go hand-in-hand.  There are times when we are so out of touch with the feelings that inspire our work that it feels impossible to confront the canvas.  ...