Change, change, change…..

“Why is change so hard?!” This plaintive statement I’ve heard from clients (and muttered myself once or twice with added emphasis). Change is difficult because of two very important “laws” of nature. One from the world of physics and another from neuroscience. If you don’t remember Newton’s first law of motion, it’s okay. To paraphrase Newton, an object endeavors to …

Introverts, Extroverts and Science

Extroverts, Introverts, and the Brain’s Reward Center As an introvert, I’ve always been intrigued (and at times annoyed) by the ability/propensity of extroverts to talk as much as they do, especially about themselves.  Before I really understood how extroverts were wired, I used to think they were unusually self-absorbed.  However, it is just that extroverts process information more externally, while …

Assumptions to Mindsets…..What are your Assumptions?

Someone asked me a few weeks ago, “Were you a cheerleader in high school, someone who was popular?”  “No” I replied.  “Well, I just can’t figure you out” she said. That exchange keeps wafting through my mind.  At the time, I was astounded that someone could think I was a cheerleader or one of the “in crowd.”  Upon reflection, the …

Unfold Your Own Myth

What do you have on walls of your office, cubicle, or space where you work?  The walls of my home office are filled with prints, paintings, colorful tiles, a large stained glass mirror my sister made for me, multiple clocks, and two wall calendars.  It’s not that I forget what day and date it is (although that happens occasionally), or …