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Maximisers & Satisficers

Maximisers want the perfect outcome. They'll invest a lot of time and go over every detail before making a decision, often stalling in the process. Satisficers look for "good enough": what hits the minimum acceptable criteria to get the job done? Overall, satisficers...

Mental Investment versus Mental Cost

Mental Investment versus Mental Cost

Taking care of yourself is a lot of effort. Just becoming aware of your thoughts can be overwhelming to begin with. Or getting past the inertia of making time for yourself and not feeling like it’s wasteful, sinful or selfish. Then there’s tuning in instead of...

Some Questions to Ask Each Morning

Some Questions to Ask Each Morning

Mondays can sometimes seem like a day to get through as the week’s tasks already start to feel overwhelming. They can also be a great time to check in and correct our course if needs be. Here’s some questions that when asked repeatedly can guide our attention and...

Practice Being Your Own Caretaker First

Practice Being Your Own Caretaker First

You might want other people to take care of you, and that’s fine. When you expect and demand others behave in a certain way to get your own needs met, you’re in for frustration and disappointment. Becoming your own care taker means practicing soothing your parts when...

The Society Excuse

The Society Excuse

It’s easy to get angry about all the injustice in the world. To look at political corruption, wealth inequality, access to healthcare, racism, and all the other ways the system isn’t fair and get despondent and apathetic about change. There is a lot that’s far from...

Top Yourself Up First, Then Go Kick Ass!!

Top Yourself Up First, Then Go Kick Ass!!

If you’re reading this on your phone, I bet you’ve plugged it in overnight to fully charge, and possibly have charged it up again by the time mid morning rolls around. Maybe having your battery drop below 50% triggers some anxiety too? We do this because it’s a...

Start With Stillness

Start With Stillness

A big problem with “external” solutions like relationships and lifestyle is they ignore your inner world. And a big problem with “inner” work is it’s disconnected from the real world. But, if done right, there’s a clear path from one to the other. Our productivity,...

How Do I Start Getting My Needs Met?

How Do I Start Getting My Needs Met?

When you were a baby, if you had a need it was met by someone 100%. If you were hungry, needed your diaper changed, too warm or cold, etc. someone came along and took care of it completely. Your needs were a lot simpler then. So they were easy enough to satisfy. As we...