Category Archives: Happiness Fulfillment & Self Esteem


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. […]



Is this Really Bragging?

Why is it that women are so hesitant to tell people about their accomplishments? Is it really bragging to tell someone who is interviewing you for a job why you are qualified for that job?

Why is it that women are so hesitant to tell people about their accomplishments? Is it really bragging to tell someone who is interviewing you for a job why you are qualified for that job? Is it really bragging to tell people your education accomplishments at a networking event? What exactly is the difference between […]



How To Have A Wonderful Funeral

I walk out of many funerals motivated to do more with my life. All of the funerals are sad, but a few are sad because there is no wonder or joy in the eulogies given for the deceased. I’ve given this a great deal of thought and here are three ways to have a wonderful funeral.

My husband and I are at the age in which many of our friends are losing their parents. We find ourselves in the unenviable position of attending funerals throughout the year. Interestingly enough, I’ve found some of these funerals to be oddly wonderful and moving. I walk out of the funeral motivated to do more […]



3 Things To Do Differently To Be A Lot Happier

For many years I was a pretty cranky person and then I realized that I could be choosing happiness most of the time. Here are three things I changed:

Frequently, I’m asked why I’m so happy and advice for how I got here. I wasn’t always this happy. In fact, for many years I was a pretty cranky person. I got used to being cranky and it just felt comfortable to be in that space. I saw my life moving quickly and then I […]



Your January Assignment

By January 10th, you've given up on your resolution. Millions of people are annoyed and frustrated with themselves before the first month of the new year is over.

Every January 1st, millions of people (I haven’t verified this number, but it certainly seems accurate.) make New Year’s resolutions. By January 10th, (Also not verified, but you know I’m right.) they’ve given up on that resolution. Most of those millions of people are annoyed and frustrated with themselves before the first month of the […]



Because it’s 2016

I urge you to value yourself as much as you value others. To periodically (maybe even frequently) prioritize yourself as one who is more than worthy of love and care.

When newly elected Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was asked why half of his cabinet was comprised of women, he responded, “Because it’s 2015.” That may stand as one of my favorite political responses of all time. Trudeau seems to understand that women’s rightful place as half of all decision makers is well past its […]



So That’s Where All The Good People Are!

I started to look for positive, happy, and kind people to friend and distanced myself from those who were not very enjoyable to be around.

For years, I watched the ten o'clock news. Afterwards, I would get into bed quite sure that the world was filled with terrible people. I saw nasty people everywhere. There were mean people driving on the highway, grumpy people on the train, and rude people all over my life. I saw gossipy people in my […]