May 2017

What's Next Life Coaching with Penny Rackley

May LifeInspired:
Get. It. Done.

Feel like you're beating your head
against the wall these days? What's keeping you from accomplishing 
what you know you want, and 
how can you get past it? 

Join me for a free group coaching
session on  Thursday, May 18th
at  7 :30pm at  Inspire Yoga  
in Highland Village.

You'll come away with a solid, do-able, personal plan for positive change. 
 And you don't have to talk! 
 This is a time for quiet 
 introspection and some journaling.

Inspire Yoga

See You Soon!

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Do you find yourself catering and cratering to a negative (and rude and mean) inner voice? It's a frequent topic in my private coaching sessions, so this month's article is a reprint from 2014. I thought we could all use a reminder to *BE NICE*. 

...and truthful! Listenlistenlisten to what you say to yourself. Are you being honest? Fair? Would you allow anyone to talk to your best friend or your child or your spouse that way? I don't think so.

- Penny
You're a Wreck

"Look at your ratty hair in this humidity," Jenny rightly observes. "Honey, you're a wreck."
Jenny is spot-on about my frizz. She must be very wise. Now I see, I am a wreck.
I learned all about the "False Self" voice a few years ago now, but somehow mine still sneaks up. I named mine "Jenny" (because that's what new acquaintances often mistakenly call me).
There are plenty of delightful Jennys, but I imagine this one as a bent over, wrinkled, angry, judgmental, disapproving shrew who loves to wag a crooked finger, shake her gray head, and tell me all the ways I'm dropping the ball. 
I hate her. She makes me feel dumb and lazy and incompetent. 
But everything she says is rooted in some potential screw up that I very well might make. So, in the moment, it seems prudent to at least consider her pronouncements. 
"You see that child with the mushroom hair and the dirty RUN DMC tee-shirt?" (Jenny spares no unflattering detail.) "He's yours, and today was picture day." (Insert withering sneer.) "You're a pitifully lazy mother."
Hm. Again, Jenny appears to have my back. I must, in truth, BE pitiful and lazy.
"Is that a Mars Bar wrapper in your purse? Nice work on the diet, PorkRind." 
The ugly, unconstructive, shaming things we say to ourselves that no one else hears -- that's our "False Self" voice. We all have one, and unless we can identify "him" or "her," that voice can keep us hidden, silent, focused on the negative, denying our talents and covering our gifts from the world. We've got to get a handle on this.
The trick is to be able to "hear" when our internal voice is helpful, enlightening, constructive and true, or dark, punishing and unfair. 
If your False Self voice is keeping you on the couch, away from accomplishing what you really want, I hope you'll sit in on my next LifeInspired group coaching session (see sidebar). We'll learn some specific, proven tactics for bringing ourselves back to positive, fruitful action.   
You'll feel better for it. ;)

Coaching with Penny


If you want to make a life change, are recovering from a loss or just need help defining your goals and reaching them, then you might be a good candidate for coaching.


My first session is always free, so we can get to know one another. Call 214-793-1503 or email me at for an appointment.