Tag: inspiration

Are You Self-Soothing or Self-Numbing? By Lois Barth

  When it comes to stress, change, and challenging times, for the most part, as humans, we tend to fall into two categories – the self-soothing type – or the self-numbing type. For years, I was in the self-numbing club. I learned it at an early age. I remember my first trip to the beauty… Read more »

How to Be a Better Public Speaker

10 Top Tips to Keep Your Presentations in Tip Top Shape by Lois Barth, Speaker, Coach and Trainer Facts Tell, Stories Sell– While statistics can be compelling in the moment, nothing has longer staying power than a story that houses your expertise and touches your audience’s minds and hearts.  Audiences will rarely remember what they… Read more »

Losing Momentum…and Getting Back on Track

I get really psyched about a goal then lose momentum fairly quickly. Why does that happen and what can I do about that? Human beings are pretty funny (as in peculiar as well as ha-ha) creatures. We often crave what we fear, and we also fear what we crave. What I find with both myself… Read more »

Ending the Recovering Good Girl Syndrome (RGGS)

I see the RGGS wherever I go, and hear it from almost every female I know, but most of all I see it in myself. It’s the dynamic tension between this amazing powerful knowing in a woman who hungers for greatness and the other aspect of self who is afraid of making waves, hurting feelings,… Read more »

How Learning to Love Myself Rocked My World

My eating disorder wasn’t killing me but the chronic focus on self-loathing was killing my spirit. At 26, I had a spiritual awakening that changed my life. I was locking the door to my apartment and as always, the negative self-talk I now call the “Itty Bitty Committee” was yapping away. “What if you remain… Read more »

“Fall in Love” February: Fall In Love With Your Work!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n7PJy1b-_U&w=640&h=360] We’re continuing with February as “Fall in Love” month! Week III- Fall in love with your work “If you’re not having fun, you’re not either doing the right thing, or doing the thing right!” I heard this quote a long time ago, and I think of it often, especially when I’m exceedingly cranky… Read more »

Take Your Vitamin F Daily!

About a month ago, I connected with a new colleague who is quickly becoming a good friend. She embodies what I call “Vitamin F (fun).” She’s just totally fun to be with and no matter how mundane the action may be, like grabbing a soup at Pret a Manger, it somehow becomes an adventure where… Read more »

One Country A Year

I’ll never forget reading Julie Morgenstern’s book, “Organizing from the Inside Out,” where she spoke about working with a client who was obsessed with books on different countries. He had floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled with books on different countries and cultures and stacks of books that covered his desk, “shared” (obviously he wasn’t sharing very much!)… Read more »