What Do You Feel Like Doing…And Does It Even Matter?

feelings

What do you feel like doing?Ask me that question, and at any given moment, I might answer it in a hundred different ways. Early in the morning, I might feel like locking my door, grabbing 8-10 of my favorite books, and putting my phone on “Do Not Disturb” for three hours. Ask me again about noon, and I’m likely to feel like eating lunch and then inviting the nap fairy to sprinkle her magic dust over my nostrils. Who knows what you’d get from me around 6:00 – I may feel like escaping to some t … [Read more...]

Shame and Shock Collars

shame and shock collars

Shame makes the world go round, but I'm starting to feel motion sickness.Shame is the emotion produced when you feel that you don’t measure up to an external standard. It usually involves feeling embarrassed over something we did wrong. Shame is certainly an appropriate feeling at times, but as the primary strategy for motivating it falls lifelessly short.Shaming as a strategy fails because it often has a de-motivating effect on us. Yet, it’s hard to turn on the radio, pick up a book, or … [Read more...]


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