Killing Your Inner Saboteur with Kindness

Killing Your Inner Saboteur with Kindness

Three ways to deal with negative self-talk

You know that inner voice that turns all Debbie Downer with critical comments, trying to hold you back? In her book Thrive, Arianna Huffington refers to it as her “obnoxious roommate” while in the professional coaching world we often call it the inner saboteur.

I’ve dealt with her (hey, living in my head makes her a female) for much of my life. Twenty-five years ago, I lost 50 pounds, which is one-third my size, mainly by eating healthy, exercising regularly and stop treating Oreo cookies like a primary food group. That huge transformation caused previous saboteur refrains about always being overweight or less attractive than others to shut up. But the inner saboteur didn’t completely away…


Published on July 17, 2018

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