Hustle, People-Pleasing, and Overwhelm

Here’s why you’re killing yourself at work, and how to stop. Photo by Nubelson Fernandes on Unsplash I became a full-blown workaholic at the age of 18. I had started working in fast food jobs at the age of 15 (I had to fake my application to say I was 15 ½, which was theContinue reading “Hustle, People-Pleasing, and Overwhelm”

You’re Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

It’s time to finally break the cycle Photo by Kyle Broad on Unsplash It was one of the lowest points in my life. I had parked my SUV in an empty parking lot near a train station, and I was lying in the back seat, curled into the fetal position, sobbing. I had my armsContinue reading “You’re Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places”

It’s Time to Let Go of the Past

And start creating your present Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Recently I was talking to some women whose marriages ended unexpectedly because of spousal infidelity. In one case it was the woman who decided to end the relationship, and in other cases, it was the man. Regardless, the pain they were going through wasContinue reading “It’s Time to Let Go of the Past”

Calling All Women Over 50…

Looking for your (honest) opinion Photo by Kalen Emsley on Unsplash Normally my posts discuss the importance of thought work and intentional living for women over 50. This one doesn’t. Consider this post more of a poll. As I’ve never been in my 50s before, and my brain doesn’t typically work the same as others,Continue reading “Calling All Women Over 50…”

We’re Still Looking for That A+

But who’s doing the grading now? Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash When I was a kid I sucked at math. I mean really sucked. Like, never–made–eye–contact, left–the–class–in–tears, had–to–cheat–my–way–to–a–D–in–geometry kind of sucked. By the 6th grade, I had convinced myself that I wasn’t smart enough to understand math and I never would be. NotContinue reading “We’re Still Looking for That A+”

3 Straightforward Ways to Stop Fighting Reality, And Start Working Towards What You Want

Photo by LOGAN WEAVER | @LGNWVR on Unsplash Fun fact, I had a completely different post typed up before this one. I finished the first article then shortly thereafter decided that I hated it (which does sometimes happens, not a big deal). But then I fell into the very trap that I’m here to warnContinue reading “3 Straightforward Ways to Stop Fighting Reality, And Start Working Towards What You Want”

How to Feel Accepted

(Hint: It has nothing to do with them and everything to do with you) When was the last time you felt accepted, like you truly belonged? Would you feel comfortable going into a room full of strangers and hanging out by yourself? I can say I would, but not for the reasons you might think.Continue reading “How to Feel Accepted”

On a Scale of 1-10, How Would You Rate the Quality of Your Life, Right Now?

It’s not the circumstances that dictate our feelings, it’s our thoughts about that circumstance.

Based on that equation it’s possible to change the quality of your life without changing anything but your thoughts.

Stop ‘Othering’ Yourself

How to Stop the Cycle of Compare and Dispair and Move on With An Intentional Life Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash “Othering yourself” was a term I heard the other day during a coaching call with the amazing Stacy Boehman.  It’s a habit I’ve been doing unconsciously my entire life, but that was theContinue reading “Stop ‘Othering’ Yourself”

Happy Holidays! – Or are they?

How to manage your mind to make sure your holidays don’t suck Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash So black Friday deals now start in October. And Christmas decorations go up the day after Halloween. Ya’all, the holiday bullet train has already left the station. The last three months of the year are filled withContinue reading “Happy Holidays! – Or are they?”