How Facts can Help Manage Fear

Some of the most powerful questions I can ask myself and my clients are: Has any of what you are sharing here actually happened yet?  How much of this is happening in your thoughts alone vs. the facts?  Has that reviewer/supervisor/colleague actually said that?  Do you know for sure that you are not “good” at … Continue reading How Facts can Help Manage Fear

Access to Joy

This week I had a breakthrough in bringing joy into tasks that had lost their creative edge. I felt completely connecting with my strengths as a highly sensitive person - my intuition, creativity and ability to connect. I had always thought I needed to concentrate so I had not brought music (with words) into my … Continue reading Access to Joy

What comes up when we are asked to invest in ourselves?

Yesterday morning I invested in a year long training program for myself and my business.  When we make a decision to invest in ourselves all sorts of questions come up. I remembered when I was considering coaching for the first time, I was very scared about not having enough time to devote to the coaching … Continue reading What comes up when we are asked to invest in ourselves?

Other people’s business

One of my mentors and teachers Byron Katie shares that there are 3 types of business: your business, others' business and the universe’s business. The weather, for example, is the universe’s business. My five year old daughter was experiencing this worry this morning as she shared her concerns that it was going to be raining … Continue reading Other people’s business

After you change your relationship with writing, what’s next?

If you no longer dreaded or procrastinated about writing and you could just sit down and write whenever you wanted with ease, what would it create room for in your life?  Maybe you would you be wondering about the next stage of your career or how to create more time with your friends and family … Continue reading After you change your relationship with writing, what’s next?

Lost and Found

I returned to my hotel after my “how to make writing easier” workshop hosted by BCRegMed at the University of British Columbia and pulled out my laptop from my backpack excited to connect with everyone who opted connect to receive their complimentary Discovery Call when I realized that something very precious to me was missing.  … Continue reading Lost and Found

Are you a successful academic who is procrastinating about writing?

Most of my clients are very successful in many areas of their lives and yet they procrastinate about writing. They tell me that they get things done in the lab or for assignments and yet not for their writing until the deadline is looming and they are then under pressure and do not create their … Continue reading Are you a successful academic who is procrastinating about writing?

The Surprising Reason You Avoid Writing

I had a researcher share his “yay” with me this week that he would not be writing grants this fall. They were celebrating that they finally have a break from writing. Why is writing such a perpetual slog for researchers and why do researchers avoid it so much? Researchers seem to feel like writing takes … Continue reading The Surprising Reason You Avoid Writing

How do I create story in my academic writing?

This is a common question that I receive from my clients and workshop participants: how do I create a story from my results?  And, what does it mean when we say story?  From my experience, it means that the question is interesting to the reader, the reader is drawn in and wants to know how … Continue reading How do I create story in my academic writing?

How do you give yourself permission to rest?

When we are well-rested and writing we are our most energetic, enthusiastic, creative and resourceful selves. If we are not writing, we are resting from writing. In the extremes of rest we can either be exhausted and feel like “we deserve” a break or we are procrastinating and avoiding doing the work that we know will create … Continue reading How do you give yourself permission to rest?