Transcendental Meditation Is Not as Boring as It Sounds

Transcendental Meditation Is Not as Boring as It Sounds 1024 576 Thayer Fox

Do you meditate regularly? If so or if not, are you sick of hearing about meditation? That makes two of us. Listening to anyone describe their meditation practice is on the same level of tedium as someone telling you about their dream. But meditation is an essential habit in my life that produces results. This post…

Expansion or Survival Mode: Where Are You Located?

Expansion or Survival Mode: Where Are You Located? 640 399 Thayer Fox

Do you experience stretches of time when your brain feels like an old English manor filled with dozens of doors leading to unexplored rooms? Other times, does your brain feel like a cramped studio apartment? And like a Twilight Zone episode, you can be transported from the manor house to the studio in minutes? You…

Thank You Negative: My Version of a Super Positive Post

Thank You Negative: My Version of a Super Positive Post 320 240 Thayer Fox

Do you find the word positive vague like I do? Does it make you feel like you are falling short of some golden state of being? “Stay positive”, “try to be more positive”, “practice positive thinking”. There is something unobtainable about the word positive when it is used alone. Are there people who wake up smiling…

How to be Terribly Imperfect and Get Started Anyway

How to be Terribly Imperfect and Get Started Anyway 1024 683 Thayer Fox

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live and the unlived life within us.” Steven Pressfield Is there something you want to do but you don’t feel ready yet? Maybe in a year? Maybe another class or degree will prepare you? If that’s your current thought process than Resistance has you in a…

Feedback: Who You Listen to Is Just as Important as Who You Ignore

Feedback: Who You Listen to Is Just as Important as Who You Ignore 640 428 Thayer Fox

Over the past year, feedback has played a critical role in my growth. Seeking feedback has been a system of mine since I stopped drinking. So why did it take thirteen years for me to see any results? A glitch was sabotaging my feedback system. I was jogging 5 miles a day and eating an…

Are You Stuck? Find Your Blind Spots

Are You Stuck? Find Your Blind Spots 640 426 Thayer Fox

Are you self-aware? Can you speak about your strengths and weaknesses with ease? I know the danger of this position firsthand; self-knowledge seems useful initially but ends up creating a surplus of certainty. Certainty is the cement in which we get stuck. Our known weaknesses don’t take us down, it’s our blind spots. If you…

Judgment or Reality?

Judgment or Reality? 640 432 Thayer Fox

How many times have you made a decision based on an abrupt judgment? Do you feel confident that the way you see things is reality? Do you explain some of your judgments as instinct? I’ve been off lately, barely able to sit through my two daily meditations because of the creepy crawly energy under my…

Is Compromise Creating Expectations in Your Relationship?

Is Compromise Creating Expectations in Your Relationship? 640 366 Thayer Fox

How much do you compromise in your relationship? What expectations do you have for your partner? Do you communicate them clearly? Have you ever considered that compromise is creating expectations in your relationship? Smiling, my husband says that my idea of a great date night is couples therapy and a shrimp tempura roll. He is…

How to Become the Source of Your Own Inspiration

How to Become the Source of Your Own Inspiration 640 426 Thayer Fox

What are you doing in your life that inspires you? Are you hesitating at that question because it feels arrogant to claim yourself as a source of inspiration? Do you use some version of the I am not good enough tape as an excuse? That thinking paralyzed me for a long time. It’s easier than…

Are You Revealing or Hiding?

Are You Revealing or Hiding? 640 426 Thayer Fox

What if when we met someone new, instead of sharing external details about our lives, we revealed a few stories from our past that shaped us. What if we spoke about what made us feel excited and what we would like to accomplish? What if the creation of relationships was more intentional and transparent? What…