Author: Phyllis Ginsberg

Stress can come from many sources, including other people, circumstances, and situations. An overlooked cause of stress is our internal experience based on beliefs and feelings. How we think and feel can be significant sources of stress. Here are five common stress-causing beliefs and feelings: Thinking you...

I'm all for reducing stress – and here's the thing: just lowering stress levels doesn't fix a problem. It's like putting a Band-Aid on a wound without cleaning it first. Let me explain… reducing stress: Doesn't change your circumstances: Sure, you might feel less stressed for a...

Fear-based thinking in today’s world has many people in chronic fight or flight, regularly producing stress hormones which decrease their capacity to focus and to feel good. Our brain was designed to help us survive. But over centuries we have developed an unconscious negativity bias –...

Have you ever had the experience of feeling good, and then something happened that caused you hurt or disappointment?  It could have been that: Someone said or didn’t say something. Someone did or didn’t do something. You said or didn’t say something. You did or didn’t do something. Whatever that something...

As I sat at my desk, I started to ask myself, as I do every morning, “What’s next for me to do?” This time, what I heard myself ask was, “What’s next for me to create?” That stopped me for a moment or two —...

I’m writing this in the summer, when the temperature is warm, the days are long, and as the song goes, “the living is easy.”  Why, then, are so many of my clients telling me they don’t have enough downtime and desperately need a break from it...

Do you spend your days doing what you should do or what you choose to do? My guess is that you do what you have to do or what you think you’re supposed to do.  We wouldn’t want to be irresponsible or disappoint someone – right?...

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.” – Robert Kiyosaki These wise words remind us that the way you talk to yourself matters! And what I know to be...

Patterns can be found everywhere. They are the blueprint for everything alive. You see them in plants, flowers, animals, and humans. We see a spiral pattern repeated in a pine cone, a whirlpool of water, a nautilus shell – as small as the tendrils of...