I often talk here about this notion that many of us carry that we have to suffer to be good. It’s a cultural limiting belief that is embedded in us from a young age and is reinforced in us throughout almost every stage of our life. For many years I believed that I can only be successful if I suffer.
I constantly felt like I had to prove myself. I defined success based on other people’s ideas for success. I attached my worth to external outcomes. I was driven by what other p
If you're here long enough you probably know I’m all about consciously creating your own life. A life that feels good and aligned with your values and priorities. Also, you’ll know I'm passionate about the power of our mindsets. Often, on the journey to create the life we want, we’ll go through some rough patches. We’ll go through phases where we have to juggle or work a little harder till we get to the point where we have more freedom and authority on our life. Challenging p
After a couple of intense full on months I started getting messages to slow down. These last few months have been so wild and busy and all over the place, and I just haven’t stopped moving because of it. I find that when I get myself in such a momentum of doing it’s really hard (and scary) to slow down. You too? Over the years I’ve learned about this pattern I have to attach my sense of worth to my level of productivity. Stillness and slowness can often be judged as laziness.
At the beginning of 2009 I thought I had it all figured out. Life almost seemed perfect (definitely on the outside). I was living in the centre of Tel Aviv, 20- minute walk from the beach, 5-minute walk from the park and a 15-minute bike ride from the college where I was about to begin my studies. I had a good paying job that allowed me plenty of flexibility to create my own schedule. I was dating a tattooed filmmaker.
Sounds good, right? So good that for a while I’ve believ