The Inner Critic

judge-inner ciritcIs your Inner Critic having its way with you?


Most of us don’t even know how our brain works, we just know that it thinks, helps us make decisions, and generally runs many systems in the body.

We take it for granted. Without it we’re not alive. But how the rest of the synapses and the wiring of the brain interacts is a bit of a mystery to most of us.

In the brain, all time is happening at once, so thoughts, memories, failures, fears, and especially trauma, that we don’t want to hold onto continue to play in the background, as if they never ceased to happen.

Our perspective, filtered through the subconscious, resides in the Lizard Brain area of the amygdala. This is the very earliest brain, which is pre-verbal.



Transforming Procrastination Into Productivity

Help, I’m Stuck!

Too much to do

So many things to do, so little time!


Overwhelm and procrastination stops us in our tracks, and you can’t manifest your potential unless you are motivated to take action.

When the brain is overloaded, it needs help getting started.

Motivation may not be there – until you’ve already started.

Sound counter-intuitive?

Once you begin, the executive functions of the brain get on board and move your intentions into action.

If you are overwhelmed, don’t know where to start, or feel unmotivated, read on.


How Do You Spell Relief?

Manifesting Peacefulness To Relieve Suffering

Mindfulness for PeaceEvery day we’re constantly bombarded with too many demands, stresses, and fears. Many of us also have to cope with long term illnesses, anxiety, grief, pain and conflict that makes life much more challenging to manage and enjoy. The good news is that relief is right at your fingertips. Sound too good to be true? Read on to see how a seemingly simple technique has actually yielded profound results, even in the war torn areas of Afghanistan.


Manifesting – Do You Have What It Takes?

Manifesting – Do You Have What It Takes?


ManifestingLet’s look at what gets in the way of manifesting success and abundance.

The key to successfully manifesting what you want in your life is to align your energy, your thoughts, and right action with your deepest desire.

In this way, you co-create your life with the Universe / God / Higher Power.

Many who learned of manifestation from films like The Secret, expect it to be fast and easy.

To manifest, you have to get out of our own way, and this can take practice.


Steps to Create Your Future

 While it is important to stay focused in the moment, it’s also good to do some soul searching for what you want to create in the future.

Perhaps you have been longing to stretch your wings and fly in a different direction in one or more areas of life. You could consider changing careers, taking a dream vacation, or even going on retreat to connect more closely with the Divine.


Bucket listLook into the future and ask yourself who you would like to be in one year, two years, and five years.

Journal your fantasies or the images you have of yourself doing something that you love.

This process plants those little seeds of self-confidence that can grow into your life’s work.

Pay attention to what seems like coincidences that always happen in threes.

Perhaps different people will say the same thing three times or will direct you to a book or you’ll notice signs that have a message that touches you.

The following exercises were designed by Carol Ritberger, Ph.D, of the Ritberger Media Group, to help you define your heart’s desire and go for it.



Happiness vs. The Runaway Mind

The Runaway Mind

runaway brain guyWe all have them; days where we get caught up in regretful thoughts of the past and anxiety that things won’t go the way we expect in the future. And when you get caught up in it, perhaps thinking things will never go your way, your brain accepts it as fact. I call this the runaway mind.

Since our brains believe that whatever story we tell about ourselves, (positive or negative) is REAL, we need to manage our thoughts and our emotions.

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” — Mark Twain

Getting caught up with the fears, anxiety, and stories of the mind is not only a waste of energy and emotions, it zaps your ability to be happy and to manifest success.

In short, a runaway mind is not helping your happiness level.


Optimize Your Brain in 10 Minutes

How to Optimize Your Brain in 10 Minutes


Here are the steps to Optimize your brain in 10 minutes

How can you optimize your brain in just 10 minutes? Through some exercises from BrainGym™.

Through effectively allowing us to separate ourselves from ruminating on past events and failures, brings us right into the present moment.

This is especially helpful when we may suffer from PTSD, to know that right now, focused in this moment, you are safe and able to make good choices toward what you want in life.


It’s All In Your Head

It’s All In Your Head – Working with The Mind to Manifest Success & Happiness

In the groundbreaking work, The Master Key System, Charles F. Haanel writes:

“Some men seem to attract success, power, wealth, attainment, with very little conscious effort; others conquer with great difficulty; still others fail altogether to reach their ambitions, desires and ideals. Why is this so? Why should some men realize their ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still others not at all?”

When you are on the brink of success and happiness, do you find yourself influenced by the pessimistic internal judge that says ‘it will never work out”? Do you find yourself thinking, why them and not me? It could be your brain’s subconscious is in the way!

It’s not your fault.

Empowered WomanAs a child, you learned to see the world and your relation to it through the filters of others.

If you were given support, told that you could accomplish anything, you were born into a more successful mindset.

However, if you grew up with criticism, beaten down to believe that you would never be good enough, smart enough, and that you’d always struggle through life, that may just be what you manifested.

Although this mindset becomes the smudgy glasses that the subconscious views life through, you CAN turn it around – by changing the way you think, thereby changing the path to destiny.


Are You Creatively Wired?

Are you creatively wired? An out-of-the-box thinker?

Perhaps you have creative idea syndrome, even though you don’t always act on them.

You likely are brilliant, maybe even an entrepreneur, but also frequently overwhelmed, and frustrated as you impulsively jump from one project to the next.

Yet, in this fast-paced, increasingly disconnected world, you are exactly what the world needs now.