Kimberly

Paradox in the Modern World

We are drowning in data and information. The world has become increasingly complex, and technology has vastly increased the amount of data that is collected. There’s so much data that is is impossible to digest it all. Paradoxically, in our data-saturated world our data sets are always incomplete.

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Kimberly

The Gift of Burnout

Are you ruminating or is your mind spinning at bedtime? Are you working on weekends and through lunch? Are you drinking a lot, or fighting with your partner on a regular basis? If any of these sound familiar, you’ll want to pay close attention. They’re signs that you’re approaching burnout.

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Kimberly

Finding Equanimity

When someone blasts you with their anger or treats you in a way that you don’t appreciate, does your energy level drop? Do you start to feel bad? Or in some situations, do you get derailed for the rest of the day?

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Kimberly

Nothing is Actually Wrong

Under times of stress, staying positive is the hardest thing to do. This is because most of us consistently retreat into the fear response in the face of uncertainty. It’s not unusual. It’s NORMAL. But that doesn’t mean it’s HELPFUL.

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Kimberly

Dancing with Reality

You ask for it, and it shows up. A parking spot right in front of the store. Socks that exactly match the shirt you adore. A new opportunity. A new home, right when you need it.

In times like these it is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are separate, isolated personalities floating along in a random universe, fighting for ourselves. It looks like something is listening to us and responding to our requests. It’s almost as if this life and this universe were … interactive.

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Kimberly

Let’s talk about change.

I have a calico cat named Raya. She and her sister have been an important part of our family since they were kittens. She is silly, sensitive, and loves to cuddle. She is also terrified of change. When the furniture moves or new people show up, Raya panics. 

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Kimberly

Mastering Your Mindset

Some people thrive in the face of difficult challenges, and others feel hopeless and shut down. The difference is in MINDSET. Research now shows that possessing a strategic mindset predicts goal achievement and success. Those who embrace challenges and grapple with failure have better outcomes than those who use avoidance when they start to struggle.

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Kimberly

Do men really “lack empathy”?

I was on a call with a dozen coaches a few weeks ago, discussing a situation in which a male manager of the team was having difficulty relating to how one of his female colleagues was feeling. A more traditional fellow, he appeared more comfortable with data and facts than with feelings.

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Kimberly

The True “Leap of Faith”

Leaps of faith are big in the personal development world. We think we need to go up to the edge of everything we know and then jump, growing our wings on the way down. We put aside practical concerns, prudence, and rationality to step into what we perceive as surrender, faith, and trust in the Divine.

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