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February 5, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of burnout?

We can often identify burnout when it has already happened:

  • Real fatigue

  • Complete lack of motivation

  • Decrease in productivity

  • Attitude change that is noticeable to colleagues or our family members


January 15, 2019

I want to warn you, your new baking habit might backfire.

It’s not because you’ll eat too many cookies. It’s because you might make the psychological problem you are trying to fix worse.

Let me explain.

Last week I got an unusual request when Meredith Goad, food writer fo...

November 29, 2018

When boundaries are done right, they feel like a gift.

When done poorly, they feel like a punishment.

There is a lot of confusion about what it means to have boundaries and how exactly to “do” them.

This holiday season, let’s do boundaries well. So well, no one even knows...

October 23, 2018

Friends, family members, clients, even the cashier at the grocery store, have said to me, “I can't talk about politics without getting into a fight.”

Many people want to avoid conflict, so they just keep the frustration inside. 

But some of us feel like there i...

September 25, 2018

As a communication coach, I find that the most common way people deal with difficult conversations is to avoid them as long as possible.

You already know that this is both painful and highly ineffective.

It takes a ton of energy to avoid something. The thoughts and feeli...

May 22, 2018

It’s hard to say if I’d rather puke or roll my eyes when I hear about self-care. Frankly, it seems pretty squishy and I don’t feel like it’s the answer to my particular problems.

Sure, let me just add 20 minutes of meditation to my day… or take a walk…or write in a jour...

May 15, 2018

Do you find yourself thinking, “I’d like to say ‘no,’ but I feel bad”? How about, “I have a hard time saying no, I’m too nice!”? Or maybe “I don’t want to disappoint anyone by saying “no”?

Most thoughtful people relate to these sentiments.

But I need to set the record st...

March 22, 2018

What if you are making key life decisions based on lies and bad information?

I was.

I used to think that being exceptional at everything I do, hiding my short-comings, and doing “it all” would get me what I wanted most: confidence, ease, fulfillment and the courage...

March 1, 2018

Have you heard any of these sentiments recently?

  • Those other people are unreasonable and extreme.

  • They’re crazy. 

  • You can’t even talk to them. 

  • They belong to a cult. 

  • They’re stupid. 

  • They’re naive. 

  • They don’t care about people. 

  • ...

February 10, 2018

I'm very excited to tell you about a FREE offering just for you. 

It's called Say It Like A Total Rockstar.

What is it? A 5 Day Communication Crash Course. 

Where is it? In my Hannah Curtis Community on Facebook (join here!)

How does it work? Each morning starting Wed...

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