Lost in Negativity: Rediscovering the Habit of Positive Thinking

Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash We all know the benefits of maintaining a positive outlook – lower blood pressure, less stress, better mood, etc. I even teach others how to improve their life by managing their thoughts. Unfortunately, my bouts of positivity can sometimes be short-lived. All might be well for a few daysContinue reading “Lost in Negativity: Rediscovering the Habit of Positive Thinking”

Your Thoughts Are Not Facts

Learn how to tell the difference Photo by Andrew George on Unsplash Many of us mistake our thoughts for actual facts: “I’ll never make that much money” (thought). “I’m fat” (thought). When we believe those thoughts to be true, we feel locked into our current circumstances:  “I’ll never make that much money” = “I’ll alwaysContinue reading “Your Thoughts Are Not Facts”

Emotional Independence: How to Let Go of External Validation and Own Your Feelings.

In other words, how to stop being a chameleon. How it started If you were a child that was raised in a volatile household you may have learned to adopt certain habits as a means of self-preservation… Habits like trying to behave the right way, say the right things or even make yourself invisible inContinue reading “Emotional Independence: How to Let Go of External Validation and Own Your Feelings.”

Breaking Free From People–Pleasing

Choosing the Art of Authentic Connection Photo by Aditya Saxena on Unsplash At face value, people–pleasing may not sound like a problem. There are times we may choose to do something nice for someone out of genuine appreciation or love. Not a problem. But sometimes we do it in order to gain something in returnContinue reading “Breaking Free From People–Pleasing”

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+”