Posts Tagged ‘Lizard brain’

It’s All About the Network

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014


network by Simon Cockell, on Flickr

Network marketing is a curious creature. I got involved with it through listening to David Wood’s podcasts, and there seem to be different views as to how it operates, or should operate. (more…)

How the Lizard Brain Tricked Me, Again. Sigh.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


lizard by Kevin Milazzo, on Flickr

It’s just amazing how the Lizard Brain can sneak up on us and sabotage us. I did it to myself the other day, in spades. It was a serious learning experience for me, and I hope it will be useful to you, too. (more…)

Talking About Identity

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Screenshot 2014-03-14 08.44.39 Last June, my amazing friends Kaila Prins and Ito Aghayere interviewed me on their podcast, Finding Our Hunger. This was in the early days of the podcast, which has gone on to include luminaries such as Jimmy Moore, Liz Wolfe, Stefani Ruper, Dietitian Cassie, Abel James and others. Kaila and Ito have been guests hosts on the Living La Vida Low Carb Show and have generally gone from strength to strength. I am privileged to have been part of their beginning. (more…)

If I Am Not My Illness, Who Am I?

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Signs showing Ill and HealthyI’ve written about akrasia in the past, that odd behaviour in which we appear to act against our own declared self-interest, for no apparent reason. You know, refusing to go to bed when we are tired, getting into the brownies when we say we want to lose weight … we’ve all been there. But what if it’s something else? (more…)

Making the Newsletter, and also an eBook

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

A screenshot of MailChimp’s process

Remember that I was planning to document the creation of an eBook? Well, that project has just got quite a bit more meta. As I create my BlackBox newsletter, I’m documenting the steps and I’m hoping to turn that process into an eBook. It might even be useful for somebody. (more…)

Why I Love MoMondays

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Finally, my belated post about my experience at MoMondays. I was invited by the lovely Stephanie Staples, at a week’s notice, to come and speak. Of course I was quite terrified, but I had wonderful help from my coaches Berni Xiong and Anna Coleshaw-Echols. (more…)

Practising What I Preach

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The Lizard at Sam’s Place

So, just like that, I’m going to speak at a MoMondays Winnipeg on January 6, 2014, at Sam’s Place. If you are local, I hope you will come and see me. Yes, I’m terrified. So? (more…)

Five Things Mothers Should Do To Take Care of Themselves

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
We are not designed to go through life without depending on others

We are not designed to go through life without depending on others. By Anne Ruthmann, on Flickr

This blog post is part of the Week of Self-Love hosted by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt of The lovely Anne-Sophie has a blog, a podcast and lots of wonderful videos about self-love, success and controlling that Lizard Brain. (more…)

#BlogElul 23 – Love

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


We’ve been talking about change, about daring, and by extension about fear. What is the opposite of fear? To quote the great Steven Pressfield, the opposite of fear is love. (more…)

#BlogElul 16 – Change

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013


As I mentioned yesterday, learning leads to change. Change is probably the scariest thing in the world, to many people. Others restlessly seek it out, bored with the everyday. What is it about change? (more…)