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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 […]



Good Bye, Dear Friend

Last month, I had to say good-bye to my beloved minivan. She’d been with me for ten years and she’d saved my life at least once.

Last month, I had to say good-bye to my beloved minivan. She’d been with me for ten years and she’d saved my life at least once. A bad driver made a silly judgment call that led to the ultimate demise of my favorite car. She wasn’t my first minivan, but she […]



Reverse Nesting

When I was pregnant with each of my three children, I went through a manic nesting stage. I cleaned the house, bought things for the baby and baby proofed the rooms. It was my way of trying to control what I could during a scary, emotional time.

When I was pregnant with each of my three children, I went through a manic nesting stage. I cleaned the house, bought things for the baby and baby proofed the rooms. It was my way of trying to control what I could during a scary, emotional time. I was thrilled to […]



My Kid’s Harvard

My daughter will be attending a wonderful college in the fall and everything has worked out fine. Yet the insanity of the college process can be a painful one. I lay 90% of the blame of this insanity on parents. The pressure on these kids to go to the best schools in the country is rather outrageous.

The pressure on these kids to go to the best schools in the country is rather outrageous.
My daughter is a senior in high school this year. She will be attending a wonderful college in the fall and everything has worked out fine. Yet the insanity of the college process can […]



People Can’t Read Your Mind

Please start speaking up to ask for what you want. People can neither read your mind nor just know what you want. They can't. It's time for you to calmly and pleasantly ask for what you want.

Dear Women of the World,

Please start speaking up to ask for what you want. People can neither read your mind nor just know what you want. They can't. It's time for you to calmly and pleasantly ask for what you want.

Here are some examples:

"No."

"I would like a […]



When You Feel Out of Control

Recently, one of my clients had quite an amazing epiphany. She realized that she'd been nagging and complaining to her significant other. When we talked about why she was doing this, she suddenly realized that she felt out of control. She said, "I can't control myself, so I try to control him." Needless to say, it's a recipe for disaster.

Recently, one of my clients had quite an amazing epiphany. She realized that she'd been nagging and complaining to her significant other. When we talked about why she was doing this, she suddenly realized that she felt out of control. She said, "I can't control myself, so I try to control […]



Walking My Talk

Like many women, I’ve spent much of my life thinking that my appearance was the most important aspect of me. It was hard for me to realize that I haven’t shed all of that nonsense. Not by a long shot. Back to the drawing board for me.

A few weeks ago, I did a video shoot for my website. (Soon to be shared with all of you!) I was very excited in that it felt like the shoot went well. The videography team was helpful and inspirational, and made me feel comfortable with something that isn’t in my […]