Getting Zen About Boundaries
If you’re someone who’s struggled with setting (and maintaining) boundaries, then the idea that you might be able to share your needs without anxiety, disappointment or disagreement feels impossible. At least, that’s how it was for me. For most of my life, I was a people-pleaser. The thought of sharing my needs with another seemed […]
I Never Meant to Be a Coach
Did you know that I never meant to be a life coach? In fact, I thought I had already landed my dream job when I became the Event Director at Hay House. What could be more rewarding than the opportunity to share some of the greatest thought leaders with the world through the events I […]
What Are You Actually Committed To?
Have you noticed how you wake up one morning and are fully committed to a goal, super excited and ready to go after what you want . . . only to find yourself sabotaging that very goal just a few short hours later? You’re not alone. Every single day someone just like you has felt […]
It’s Not About Just Getting Over It
Making Peace with Your Past You tell your friends that you’re over it. That you’ve moved on and that the past no longer matters. Yet, you still can’t seem to let go of the pain after a loss or break-up. You can feel the anger bubble up and take hold when you least expect […]
Are You Ready for A Sabbatical?
When I was married, I became obsessed with the book, The Marriage Sabbatical: The Journey that Brings You Home, by Cheryl Jarvis. At the time I felt a strong need for a break from married life, so I relished every word. The book was filled with stories of women who had taken “time off” from […]
Why Your Rituals Are So Important
Each of us has daily rituals. Some of our rituals began when we were very young – handed down from our parents or adopted along the way. We brush our teeth, we drink coffee, we might go for a daily walk or meditate each morning. We may even have a favorite chair or sleep with […]
Do You Know Your Nonnegotiables?
There’s a transformation that happens when you go from being single to falling in love and getting into a relationship that’s often overlooked. And I’m not talking about how the world suddenly looks brighter and you feel like you’re one of the “lucky” ones. No, I’m talking about the stance you take on your […]
Is Self-Confidence the Key to Happiness?
It seems obvious that self-confidence might be a necessary ingredient for greater happiness and personal satisfaction. But according to Psychology Today, self-confidence is the essential ingredient when it comes to living a happy life. It’s tied to reducing fear and anxiety, and creating the resiliency to handle life’s rocky moments. So, why is it that […]
Do You Really Still Need Permission?
Why is it that we need permission to put ourselves first? It’s as if we’re walking through life on autopilot, waiting for someone to tell us that it’s ok to have what we want and enjoy life. Or we stuff our needs down so far, and for so long, they can’t help but bubble to […]
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 […]