The Best Way to Deal with Dissatisfaction (It’s Not What You Think)

The Best Way to Deal with Dissatisfaction (It’s Not What You Think)

“Trying to change ourselves does not work in the long run because we are resisting our own energy. Self-improvement can have temporary results, but lasting transformation occurs only when we honor ourselves as the source of wisdom and compassion.” ~Pema Chodron, The Places That Scare You In my late thirties, I was a yoga teacher […]

My Deepest, Darkest Secret: Why I Never Felt Good Enough

My Deepest, Darkest Secret: Why I Never Felt Good Enough

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” ~Brené Brown Lunge, turn, reverse, jump, land and rebound, push, pull, cut, run, double turn, fling, pause… Not good enough! Smooth the transitions, make it cleaner, find more ease! Heart pounds, ragged breath, muscles burn… You need more weight on […]

A Simple Plan to Overcome Self-Doubt and Do What You Want to Do

A Simple Plan to Overcome Self-Doubt and Do What You Want to Do

“Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.” ~Roy T. Bennett Ahh yes, self-doubt. Something that affects every single one of us at different times and at […]

“Old” Isn’t a Bad Word: The Beauty of Aging (Gracefully or Not)

“Old” Isn’t a Bad Word: The Beauty of Aging (Gracefully or Not)

“Mrs. Miniver suddenly understood why she was enjoying the forties so much better than she had enjoyed the thirties: it was the difference between August and October, between the heaviness of late summer and the sparkle of early autumn, between the ending of an old phase and the beginning of a fresh one.” ~Jan Struther, […]

When Positive Messages Feel Bad: Why I’m Changing How I Use Social Media

When Positive Messages Feel Bad: Why I’m Changing How I Use Social Media

“How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.” ~Niels Bohr Social media is indeed a paradox in that it has the power to be both good and evil simultaneously. Ironically, one of the most harmful things about social media is the abundance of “positive” messages. You’re […]

Why Judging People Hurt Me and 5 Things That Helped Me Stop

Why Judging People Hurt Me and 5 Things That Helped Me Stop

“It’s very easy to judge. It’s much more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience and a willingness to believe that good hearts sometimes choose poor methods.” ~Doe Zantamata In the past, judgments kept me safe. They reassured me that I had worth. That I was right. That I was good. I believed I knew […]

How My Dad’s Advice to Let Someone Else Shine Created My Fear of Success

How My Dad’s Advice to Let Someone Else Shine Created My Fear of Success

“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” ~Robert Tew Everyone has fears. It is not an emotion that is only for a chosen few. One’s fear may seem irrational to the outside world, but I guarantee to that person it is debilitating. So much so, that […]

5 Simple Tricks to Let Go the Burden of Feeling Happy

5 Simple Tricks to Let Go the Burden of Feeling Happy

“Happiness is like being cool, the harder you try, the less it is going to happen. So stop trying. Start living” ~ Mark Manson I am a lucky person. In this crazy pandemic, my entire family and I have made it through in one piece. My husband has been out of work for half of […]

Was I An Overachiever or Really Just Trying to Prove My Worth?

Was I An Overachiever or Really Just Trying to Prove My Worth?

“I spend an insane amount of time wondering if I’m doing it right. At some point I just remind myself that I’m doing my best. That is enough.” ~Myleik Teele Just one more client. Just one more call. Just one more. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Then, maybe, just maybe, I will feel validated. Worthy. Appreciated. That’s […]

No One Starts Off at Their Best – Why We Need to Keep Going Anyway

No One Starts Off at Their Best – Why We Need to Keep Going Anyway

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” ~Pablo Picasso This article is about the day I realized Picasso wasn’t born Picasso. If you’re already opening Google to find what his name was at birth, I’ll save you the typing and tell you here… He […]