“How do we create our ‘new normal’? The same way we put together a puzzle — one piece at a time.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has given each of us the opportunity to create new experiences in so many areas of our lives: work, home, and relationships-and also to re-create many…


Perhaps it’s time to start choosing our own endings instead of having them chosen for us.

In a world that values human doing over human being, to “quit” something has gotten a bad rap.

We often associate quitting with giving up or not following through-assuming that to quit is to…


“I have been blessed to be a blessing to others.” When I first heard those words, they went straight to my heart.

(Front of card): “I have been blessed to be a blessing to others.” (Back): “Pass it on.”

I first picked up this powerful proclamation from a minister when…


Our heads have a lot of experience, but so do our hearts. Thoughts are important, but so are feelings. Can you learn to trust your heart as much as your head?

Starting a new year is always cathartic.

Between thinking back on the lessons learned of the past year, and…


When we think something, that’s one step. But when we express thoughts or feelings out loud, they start gaining momentum.

  1. “This is so hard.”
  2. “I’m so exhausted.”
  3. “I’m completely overwhelmed.”
  4. “I can’t do this…”

Have any of these phrases escaped your mouth lately?

I will admit to 1, 2, and…


Feeling happy during a pandemic almost sounds like a contradiction in terms. When in truth, the only way to be truly happy and healthy is to feel good first.

Feeling happy during a pandemic almost sounds like a contradiction in terms.

With all the serious issues currently facing us, it…


Whenever we’re in the dark for a long time and lose our sense of time and direction, our fears may point us to what’s bad about this and what’s not working.

Analogies and metaphors have always helped me make sense of things I couldn’t understand; they have built bridges between…


One moment things were going swimmingly. And then the next, doubt stepped in and changed everything.

I’ve been working on a new project recently that has challenged me to be flexible and agile-I’ve had to rethink my process for a task that I’ve known how to do for years.

With…


So what’s wrong with waiting, anyway? Nothing. We’re just not accustomed to doing it very well anymore.

It’s July 2020 and who would have thought we’d still be in the middle of a global pandemic?

Maybe the scientists and epidemiologists did, but certainly not the rest of us. …


If you’re currently looking for work, you’ve got homework to do. But the good news is that doing this work will not only affect your career, but every other aspect of your life.

I’ve got good news and bad news.

First, the bad news: If you’re currently looking for work…

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Transformation Coach| Author | Relentless Optimist | HuffPost, Medium, Thrive Global Blogger. Find clarity & balance on your career path. http://bit.ly/2qV87pg

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