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How Could She Not Be Confident?

I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon in my work with women. Almost every woman I meet is sure that other women have more going for them and more confidence than they do.

I've noticed an interesting phenomenon in my work with women.  Almost every woman I meet is sure that other women have more going for them and more confidence than they do.  They are also shocked when they find out that other women struggle with confidence when they seem to have it […]



Changing the Internal Mean Girl into the Confident Woman

There seems to be an epidemic of women who walk around with an internal mean girl who criticizes them endlessly. How can we get rid of this mean girl?

Since most of my work time is spent with women, I've learned a lot about the internal workings of said women.  There seems to be an epidemic of women who walk around with an internal mean girl who criticizes them endlessly.  This mean girl belittles their appearance, their confidence, their skills, […]



A Girl’s Graduation

Today is the day my daughter graduates from high school. I'm proud of my girl and can't wait to see what she tackles next. I'm also a bit jealous. In four years, my girl will be finishing college in a world so dramatically different from mine at her age.

Today is the day my daughter graduates from high school. I'm proud of my girl and can't wait to see what she tackles next. I'm also a bit jealous. In four years, my girl will be finishing college in a world so dramatically different from mine at her age. When I […]



10 Ways to Take Up Space in Your Busy Life

If you are feeling squeezed out of your own life, here are some micro-habits to get you started on a path of intentionally taking up space and reclaiming your life.

Please enjoy this guest post by Paula Grieco.
If you don’t choose how you spend your time, someone else will spend it for you. -Author Unknown
I was chatting with a friend recently who shared that she never had time to pursue her art, bemoaning her endless to-do list and all […]



Did We Appreciate the Time We Had With Our Children?

At one point my friend looked at me with a sad look on her face and said, “Do you think we appreciated them enough when they were that age?”

One of my dear friends is the mother of my daughter's very best friend in the world. My friend and I have been more than a bit emotional this year as our daughter's are about to graduate from high school and head off to college, both away from us and away […]



A Bad Year or My Best Birthday Yet?

Life can be lived dreading the bad stuff OR grateful for the ride, both smooth and bumpy.

Yesterday was my 54th birthday.  2016 started out as an interesting, and somewhat challenging, year for me.  I had a miserable case of pneumonia, my car was totaled, my dog needed surgery, my youngest child needed a minor medical procedure, and I needed a damaged wisdom tooth removed.  For most of […]



Losing My Voice

All of a sudden it was gone; my voice, my confidence, my ability to stay strong even in the face of disapproval or disagreement from others. How did this happen?

Losing my voice caught me off guard in that I thought I'd had it all figured out. My voice was strong, my confidence high, my place in the world solid and strong. Then all of a sudden it was gone; my voice, my confidence, my ability to stay strong even in […]



A Meaningful Life is a Stressful Life

It turns out that how we look at stress is the big problem. People who have a healthy mindset around stress are not only healthier, but happier people.

Recently, I watched a Ted Talk by Kelly McGonigal that really shook me up. McGonigal is a health psychologist and in the talk presented some of her research around stress that essentially led her to realize that stress really isn't the problem in most of our lives. It turns out that […]



The Best Way to Get Unstuck

Here’s what my clients and friends tell me almost every day: “I’m stuck and I absolutely can’t get out of it.” They may be stuck in a relationship or in a bad mood or a job situation, but they absolutely feel stuck. Here’s the problem. They keep telling themselves that they can’t get out of it.

Here’s what my clients and friends tell me almost every day: “I’m stuck and I absolutely can’t get out of it.” They may be stuck in a relationship or in a bad mood or a job situation, but they absolutely feel stuck. Here’s the problem. They keep telling themselves that they […]



Complaining – It’s Bad For Your Brain

I don’t need a scientific study to tell me that complaining makes me a miserable person. I’ve run my own personal study by both trying it on my own and hanging out with others who have also tried it.

Recently, I came across Jessica Stillman's article titled "Complaining is Terrible for You, According to Science." Honestly, I didn’t need a scientific study to tell me that complaining makes me a miserable person. I’ve run my own personal study by both trying it on my own and hanging out with others […]