Karen Darrin
Stuck?  Move!  You are Not a Tree!

Stuck? Move! You are Not a Tree!

As a personal development coach, I have spoken to hundreds of people who are bored, paralyzed or victimized by aspects of their lives:  job, career, relationship, health issues, etc. They say they hate the situation but drag themselves through it day after day, which...
Worry Wart — Why We Have a Negativity Bias

Worry Wart — Why We Have a Negativity Bias

I can have a great day rich with the things I love but, as I wind down for the evening, why do I focus on that one mean and anonymous comment I received on social media? Why do we focus on the negative so much? You can thank our brain’s evolutionary negativity...
Your Inner Critic: The Meanest Bully Ever

Your Inner Critic: The Meanest Bully Ever

The “Inner Critic” is that voice in your head that is constantly chattering away about your performance, appearance, intelligence, social skills… well, you name it and the Inner Critic has a dark opinion about it. Wikipedia defines Inner Critic as:...
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – Part 4 of 4

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – Part 4 of 4

Step 1: Notice your thoughts. Notice that you are not your thoughts.. Step 2: Write down your thoughts. Step 3: Evaluate how those thoughts make you feel. Step 4: Challenge and replace painful thoughts with empowering thoughts. This fourth and final step to changing...