To Think or Not to Think…That is not the Question

Ever have those days when you wish you could just CONTROL-ALT-DELETE your way to new thoughts, a different situation, or varied emotions? I’m certainly not immune to moments of feeling frazzled and tired, maxed out, emotionally overloaded, or otherwise just wanting to left click on my hibernate button. At the end of each day I […]

Gray

I was inspired today by a person whom I’m growing closer to. I suppose I could classify him as a friend at this point, although we have never met in person and have communicated only through email over the course of a few days.  A pen pal perhaps, he has shared with me his philosophy […]

Illuminate to Eliminate

I tweeted today, “Can life be any more FULL?!?” The painful, the amazing, the brilliant, the hideous….all of it is valuable and necessary to become who we desire to be. We’ve got to be willing to go through it all too- not just bear it. We need to milk it, dig at it, peel away […]

A Gulp and some Spirit– You Ready?

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard, “But Kori, I know what to do” or “Kori, I really should know how to do this on my own” or “Kori, I have the information– I just can’t “do” it.” And to each of these comments, I usually nod, smile, and respond with a “Yep,” a […]

Think and you shall become…

Scientists used to believe that we were born as blank slates. As brand new babies we had nothing to guide us until we started creating meaning from our environments and forming neural connections from our surroundings and the people and models in our lives. We know far more about neuroscience now, and from conception, the […]

Set your 2012 goals with Defensive Pessimism!

Yep, you read that correctly! I’m telling you to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and be a pessimist! If you’re like the millions of people getting geared up for a New Year’s celebration that includes a setting of new, inspiring, and perhaps self-improvement related goals, there are some things you’ll want to know before […]

Are you a Coper or a Cop-Out?

A “coper” you ask? You’re right- it’s not a word that I know of.  On top of that, I do not like to label people. But I bet the title was catchy enough to get you to read this article! The big question is whether or not you have and utilize coping skills. If you […]