Category Archives: Happiness Fulfillment & Self Esteem


Declare Your Independence … from Clutter!

As the Declaration of Independence states, you are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of a clutter free environment. Okay, so I took a little liberty with that quote, but if you are being held back by the clutter in your home/office, free yourself of all unnecessary items.

Please enjoy this guest post by Bonnie Hillman Shay

Americans celebrate the Fourth of July as the date our forefathers and foremothers acknowledged their liberation from the King of England. As the Declaration of Independence states, you are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of a clutter free environment. Okay, so I took a […]



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 all together.  "How could […]



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, and their abilities.  The […]



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 the obligations pulling at […]



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 the previous years 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 the face of disapproval […]



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 can’t get out of […]



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 who have also tried […]



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 raise because I have […]



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 comfort zone at all. […]