In the whirlwind of modern life, balancing work, family, and personal aspirations can often feel overwhelming. In work and life, I understand the pressure to excel in every role we play. The demands of our careers, the responsibilities of family, and the need for personal growth can leave us feeling stretched thin, questioning if we are truly doing our best. However, being pushed to our limits can challenge us to find a better way to move forward.

In the height of my busy-ness, I realized that if I was waiting for someone else to give me the solutions, I would be waiting for a long time. I was introduced to a new self-care model and I was curious so I took pause to learn. This model, called Logosynthesis, transformed my life in that it allowed me to experience what I was searching for right where I was. Ease. Joy. Meaning.

Logosynthesis, a powerful psychotherapeutic model that is used to heal trauma and other mental health issues. It is also being used by executive coaches to support leaders thrive in the face of change and uncertainty. And I love the model because it was perfect to guide me in self-coaching to resolve reactive patterns felt a little too intense.

What I realized was that although I was doing the best I could, I was missing a key component of understanding my human experience and my stress responses. This missing information was beautifully explained by the Logosynthesis model. And it also offered a powerful technique to make meaningful shifts in my everyday life.

Understanding Logosynthesis

New research is highlighting the role of mental imagery in emotions and mental health issues. Logosynthesis uses the power and intention of words (energy) to identify and shift distressing mental imagery for immediate and lasting relief. Anchored in both science and spirituality, this empowering model not only relieves distress but creates space for what is important and meaningful in life. This enables us to approach our challenges with a clear mind and a calm heart. By applying Logosynthesis, we can shift our focus from merely coping with stress to thriving in our everyday lives.

Embracing ‘Doing the Best I Can’

The phrase ‘Doing the best I can.’ often carries a weight of inadequacy, as if acknowledging our best effort implies a shortfall. However, through the lens of Logosynthesis, it transforms into a powerful affirmation of self-acceptance and empowerment. It is about recognizing our efforts, valuing our journey, and understanding that our best is enough.

Here are a few ways to integrate Logosynthesis into your life and redefine what it means to do your best:

1. Release Unrealistic Expectations

We often set high expectations for ourselves, trying to juggle multiple roles perfectly. This self-imposed pressure and repetetive self-talk can lead to burnout. Logosynthesis resolves stressful reactions so that we are better able to act from a position of calm and clarity. Use the Logosynthesis Basic Procedure to target specific instances where you are doing things automatically and when you feel overwhelmed.

2. Focus on the Present Moment

Our minds can be our worst enemies, constantly pulling us into past regrets or future worries. By applying Logosynthesis, we can bring our focus back to the present moment, where we can fully engage with our tasks and relationships. This presence not only enhances our performance but also enriches our experiences.

3. Cultivate Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is crucial in recognizing that we are human and that we do react to situations. This is part of our journey but we don’t need to stay stuck in these reactive patterns. Logosynthesis encourages us to be compassionate and also to be curious to notice when our reactions are getting in the way of what is important. When we take the time to resolve our triggers, we not only access more energy but we gain an understanding of how these patterns served us earlier in life.

4. Empower Through Action

Rather than being reactive to the demands and stressors of life, Logosynthesis empowers us to take proactive steps. By clearing the mental imagery that we recognize as traumatic memories, limiting beliefs and fearful fantasies, we can better approach our challenges with a strategic and calm mindset. This shift from reaction to action allows us to handle our responsibilities more effectively and with less stress.

Thriving in Our Times

As we routinely do our own personal work using Logosynthesis, we notice shifts from surviving to truly thriving. Depending on our past experiences and established beliefs, our journey is our own. Of course we benefit from trained guides and other resources. For complex traumas and deep issues, a qualified professional is essential. And yet, healing and development is possible. It is about reclaiming our power, nurturing our well-being, and creating a life that reflects our true potential.


To all the incredible working women out there, remember that doing the best you can is not about perfection but about progress. It is about showing up every day, giving your all, and embracing the journey with all its ups and downs. Logosynthesis offers a path to release the burdens that hinder us, allowing us to shine in every aspect of our lives.

I offer more context in my books and you can get started with my free app: ‘Essence: Unlock Potential’. If you want to explore coaching, you can set up a complementary 1-1 call with me or find a certified Practitioner in Logosynthesis on the Logosynthesis International Association website.

By integrating Logosynthesis into your daily routine, you can transform stress into strength, anxiety into action, and self-doubt into self-empowerment. Trust in your journey, honor your efforts, and know that you are doing your best. In this, you are enough.

Take care,

Cathy Caswell Author of “Logosynthesis Enjoying Life More Fully” and “Thriving In Our Times: From Reactions to Action Using Logosynthesis”