As sure as the night will fall after the day, so too will difficult times befall us all. After suffering through several of my own woes over the years- such as divorce, being shunned by my family, and a devastating miscarriage- I know this all too well.Read More
We all need and seek advice sometimes. You're new at something and you contact experienced friends, listen to podcasts and read books for advice. You find yourself in a new situation and reach out to someone who has been there before. You really don't know what to do and could use some guidance.
But there are other times we seek advice when maybe we aren't as ignorant. I texted a friend this morning to see how her date with a guy she's been seeing went last night. Her reply was exactly what I had expected after hearing about their other dates: Not great. Got any advice?
The fact is, she already knows what she needs to do...Read More
"Without self-acceptance, self-esteem is impossible" writes Dr. Nathaniel Branden in The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem.
What is self-esteem and why does it matter? Self-esteem is the way in which one experiences themselves. A person with healthy self-esteem experiences themselves as capable of handling life's basic challenges and as being worthy of love and happiness. A person with unhealthy self-esteem experiences themselves as being incapable of handling life's difficulties and as being unworthy of joy and love.Read More
I'm no regular clairvoyant, but I've got a premonition. I'm seeing you in 2017 and let me just tell you- you are unstoppable! Seriously, you are on fire. Something has changed in you and, holy cow, just wait till you see. Here are the 17 causes of your unstoppable-ness in the coming year:
- You are beautiful inside and out, and you finally see that.
Another year is approaching its end and that can only mean one thing- everyone is thinking up goals! Or resolutions, as we like to call them at this time of year. For most of us, resolutions tend to have a similar story: they are made, they are attempted, they are abandoned. It's sad, but true.
But what if this year could be different? What if this year you knew just what to do to succeed at reaching your goal and making the progress you want to make? Well I'm here to tell you that this year you can reach your goal, and I'm going to tell you how.Read More
I’ve seen it happen time and time again- the fear of rocking the boat and disrupting the perfect harmony at the start of a relationship means you keep quiet and don’t express how you really feel or ask for what you need.
As time goes on, this obviously causes a disconnect- your partner thinks everything is going fine and you have a growing frustration developing inside due to unmet needs and unexpressed feelings. Sound familiar? Don’t beat yourself up, we’ve all done it. But at some point it’s important to realize the following things, and vow not to keep repeating this pattern anymore...Read More
Mindset- a common theme in the self-improvement realm these days. What is mindset? Mindset is the established set of attitudes you hold. Your mindset impacts not only your day-to-day successes, but your overall success in life as well.
Can you learn and change and grow, or not? How you answer this question determines whether you have a fixed or growth mindset. If you have a fixed mindset, your attitude is that you...Read More
We all spend quite a lot of time, prior to meeting our mate, thinking and talking about what we want in our perfect partner. We make lists and insist on certain characteristics, traits, and circumstances because we want someone who will love us and treat us right.
We seem to automatically see ourselves as good partners, but how many of us take the time to contemplate and list the things that make us so? How do we make sure we will live up to what that special someone we seek is searching for in another?
If you can make and keep the following 17 promises to your partner, you can rest assured...Read More
Today I watched this incredible conversation between Marie Forleo and Glennon Doyle Melton. That means that today I am way more courageous than before, and today I recognize myself as a Love Warrior. Are you a woman? Love Warrior. Are you a strong, benevolent person who cares about the pain of others? Love Warrior. Tune in for more delicious insights and inspiration by clicking the link and joining the conversation between Marie and Glennon.Read More
If you’ve ever felt a lack of confidence in your own abilities or have felt unworthy of some kind of positive outcome, then you’ve experienced less than optimal self-esteem.
Self-esteem is not static, and even people who generally experience themselves as capable and worthy will at times experience dips in their self-esteem. Being overlooked for a promotion, losing a job, or getting broken up with can cause such a dip for most anybody.
But some folks live in a perpetual state of self-doubt and unworthiness. Experiencing themselves as generally incapable and unworthy, people with low self-esteem live in an overwhelming and painful state of self-consciousness and anxiety. They want nothing more than to be liked and accepted, yet struggle terribly to like and accept themselves.
There is endless information these days about happiness, and, specifically, how to be happy. There is no shortage of books, blog posts, TED talks, and documentaries on the subject. It’s naturally a popular topic because it’s the one thing we are all after. And one would think that since there has been this explosion of material dealing with how we should go about achieving happiness, we’d all have it in the bag.
But somehow we don’t. We’re still searching. Why is that? I mean it seems pretty simple: happiness is a choice, so choose it-right?Read More
In life, we tend to spend a lot of time searching for the easy roads; the least painful paths to success. This doesn't work and we end up not getting very far. Why? Because, as the saying goes: no mud, no lotus. We admire the lotus, the beauty of it, and we are happy for its existence. But we forget the mud, without which the lotus would not exist. Without the difficulties we face in life- the fear, doubt, heartache, failure, discomfort, loss- without the suffering, happiness would not be possible. We forget the value of the hard stuff. But what if you decided to embrace it instead? What if you began to appreciate the struggle- how would your life change?Read More