Mercy … Please

While there’s certainly plenty of room for mercy for others, today I’m talking about mercy towards yourself. More specifically, the need to stop beating yourself up over every little thing. I’ve written on this topic before, but I hear people doing it to themselves every day. What I’m talking about […]

Stop Shoulding on Yourself (and Others)©

If you know me, you know that I believe in the power of words to empower or disempower, especially the words we use about ourselves. You also know that I have given up a long list of words: can’t, try, someday, never, impossible, okay and busy. Well, it’s time to […]

Shoulda Coulda Woulda©

I believe in words—the power of words—and their ability both to empower and to disempower. The reason is simple: you listen to the words you say, so you believe them and then they become true for you. One of the very subtle disempowering words that we often use (without even […]