Let’s Celebrate INTERdependence!
Louise Hay, founder of Hay House, motivational author and dear friend, once told me that I deserved an Academy Award for my portrayal as the “perfect wife.” Together, my husband and I had managed to build a strong façade for the outside world of the perfect couple. I thought everyone must look at our […]
Are You Telling Yourself the Truth?
We’ve all heard the saying “the truth will set you free”. But did you know that the truth will also help you set a boundary? Boundaries are so difficult for so many of us to set. Instead of saying our peace, we’d rather stay quiet, stuffing down our needs and holding back until we can […]
How to Reclaim the Wonder of Your Childhood
Have you recently had the chance to watch a small child experience the world? Everything is new, exciting and met with such pure wonder and joy, you can’t help but stop and watch. It fills your heart and at the same time, makes you long for that incredible feeling in your life. It’s rare as […]
Are your needs at the bottom of your list?
You want to find more time for yourself, but it feels impossible right now. Between work, family, a relationship (or finding a relationship), your needs are something that you squeeze in between the hour of 6-7 am. And if it doesn’t happen, then it just doesn’t happen. Or maybe you don’t even think about squeezing […]
Are you still looking for permission?
“You give me permission to own my self-worth.” That’s one of the most common things I hear from clients during coaching. And although it might seem a little odd – needing permission to own your self-worth – that’s really how it is for most of us. It’s as if we’ve somehow been conditioned to […]
You’ll Never Worry About Money Again!
It seems impossible doesn’t it? The idea that you would never – ever – worry about money again . . . for the rest of your life??!! Especially since you’re already wondering if tonight, yet again, you won’t be able to sleep. You’ll lay down, exhausted and ready for bed, and then suddenly become gripped […]
You Need a Way Out?
Talking to Aggie this morning, she had one of those incredible moments where she realized how far she had really come on our journey together. Once upon a time, Aggie was a classic people pleaser who lost herself in other people’s needs. Always putting herself at the bottom of the list, when Aggie first came […]
Are you addicted to gold stars?
Being busy can often be like collecting gold stars.
How to Say No and Mean It!
Let me paint a common picture . . . You’re sitting at your desk, working busily on a project you have to finish when you hear a gentle tap at your office door. You look up to see Jan’s bright awkwardly smiling face, and she asks, “You got a minute?” “Sure,” you reply (you really […]
Freedom from Defining Yourself by Negative Self-Talk
I recently celebrated another birthday and while I am normally not one to focus on big celebrations, I’m also not one to get caught up in the whole negative conversation around aging. For me, aging has been a celebration of the wisdom and understanding I’ve gained and the relationship I’ve developed with myself. But this […]