Tag: fear

  • The Surprisingly Good News about the Change You Want to Make

    The Surprisingly Good News about the Change You Want to Make

    I had a little incident a few months back. It involved some heavy furniture, an awkwardly executed lift-and-twist on my part, and some resulting back pain. And by back pain I mean super gnarly spasms that beat out any pain I’ve ever experienced. (And if you’ve been following my blog at all, you know I’ve…

  • Three Simple Nuggets to Cut Down the Panic

    Three Simple Nuggets to Cut Down the Panic

    So it’s been a while since we’ve been together. I’ve got a few good reasons. I’ve been busy with some cool things, like implementing my new mindfulness trainings for organizations (yay!). And of course, there’s the beloved MagicWrap project, which I won’t go into again here*. I’ve also been busy with tricky things, like keeping…

  • The New Fear: Beware of FOPO

    The New Fear: Beware of FOPO

    There’s a new kind of fear rearing its head these days. Actually, that’s not completely true. The fear has been around for…well, forever. But the acronym that describes it is new. Actually, that might not even be completely true. But I just recently learned about it, so it’s new to me.  And it’s really important.…

  • What We’re All Getting Wrong About our Freak-Outs

    What We’re All Getting Wrong About our Freak-Outs

    You know how this is an uncertain time? And how lots of people and articles and bloggers (including me) have been talking about how scary uncertainty is? So…we all had it all wrong. Let me show you what I mean. The other day I had one of those freak-out moments, when the uncertainty around this…

  • A Knowledge Nugget: How to REALLY Deal With Our Current Fears

    A Knowledge Nugget: How to REALLY Deal With Our Current Fears

    No doubt about it. It’s an uncertain, scary time. Social distancing has many of us feeling isolated. News stories filled with speculation have us scared and confused. The every-side-is-doing-it blame game fills us with anger and frustration. We worry about our loved ones. We worry about our bank accounts. We worry about how long this…

  • How to Stop Making Things Worse for Yourself

    How to Stop Making Things Worse for Yourself

    So, this happened… Now that I’ve begun with some melodrama, allow me to bring it down. I actually chose this situation. It was a planned, fairly major foot surgery that was decades in the making. One of the reasons I’d put it off is that it’s notoriously gnarly. In fact, many people who’d been in…

  • The One Blog Post You Should Read Today

    The One Blog Post You Should Read Today

    I have a confession to make. I begin by admitting that last week I told a friend of mine she should get a new accountant. I told another friend she should read a certain book during her vacation. And I told another he should quit a board he’s sat on for years. Oh, and I…

  • The Incredibly Surprisingly Simple Way to Do the Thing You Can’t Get Yourself to Do

    The Incredibly Surprisingly Simple Way to Do the Thing You Can’t Get Yourself to Do

    So it was time to do the bills again this week. If you know anything about me – or you’ve read a few of my posts on the subject – you know that I hate doing bills. Really hate doing them. Maybe even more than you do. Why? Because doing bills isn’t just about paying…

  • A Sincere Letter from Me to You

    A Sincere Letter from Me to You

    Dear You: I hope you are doing well. No…scratch that. I hope you are doing wonderfully. In fact, I hope you are as happy as you can possibly be. Are you? My guess is you’re not. You might be somewhat happy, or you might be pretty happy some of the time…but as happy as you…

  • Why You’re Scared About the Wrong Thing

    Why You’re Scared About the Wrong Thing

    So…things have gotten slightly anxiety-ridden in the Maloney house. The culprit? Well…I wrote a play. Yes, the theater kind. The last time I did this was back when I was in college. As in undergrad college. As in a looooong time ago. Oh, and I’m also going to produce the play this year. The last…

  • But Not Today

    But Not Today

    Well this is a tricky time, yes? Let’s count a few ways… There are the holidays, which often come with a multitude of festive moments…and a multitude of non-festive moments. Think traffic, crowds, and, potentially, a few forced smiles around that carefully-set dinner table. There’s also…and let me say first that I am in nooooooo…

  • How to Deal with Your Whole Lotta Nothing

    How to Deal with Your Whole Lotta Nothing

    So recently life got kind of…funky. The schedule, the business, the personal stuff… …all funky. Work projects got all bunched together, with odd, quiet stretches in-between. Same thing with my writing projects. And travel. And personal engagements. And good books. The result? Clusters of weeks where life sped along at an almost chaotic pace. Which…