Taking Action is the Secret Sauce to Changing Your Life

For many, taking action is a hard step.

What if I fail?  What if I don’t like it?  What if, what if, what if….

But, here’s another thought:  What if you love it?  What if it leads you to something even better?

Taking action is the secret sauce to getting the life you love.  You can’t just say you want something different, or that things need to change unless you’re ready to back it up with action.

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Your Permission Slip: Make Yourself a Priority

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you’re exhausted, stressed out, and feeling pulled from all angles.

Maybe it’s your partner, kids, dog, and a crazy schedule that have you running around in circles.  Or, perhaps it’s a demanding boss and high-stress job that needs your constant attention.

Whatever it is, you’re stretched thin, and you’re ready to snap.  

Sound familiar?

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Stuck in a Rut? Time to Shake Things Up and Start Living Life!

Life...it’s a series of responsibilities, tasks, and routines that leave you feeling like you’re caught on a hamster wheel and can’t get off.  

Every day is the same thing - get up, rush around to get ready for the day, race to work, work, race home (while perhaps picking up the kids, grabbing groceries, etc.), make dinner, clean up the house/put the kids to bed/etc., and finally falling into bed exhausted.  The next day, you guessed it...the same damn thing!

What happened to the woman that you used to be?  Who had it all figured out, who didn’t succumb to a boring routine because she just did what she wanted to do?

What happened to her???

She grew up and became an adult...

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It’s Just a Story! Time to Rewrite Those Fear Stories

Recently, I saw a quote on Facebook that went something like this:  “The fears we don’t face become our limits.”

I love that, and it’s SO true!  

Faced with anything scary, we create a story in our head about how it will impact us and that defines our actions.

These “fear stories” are our go-to defense against anything that makes us step outside of our comfort zone.  They’re powerful and prevent us from going for what we want and growing beyond our safety zone.

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Carry Your Gratitude Forward

Gratitude.

It’s a word we hear a lot; especially this time of year.  The end of the year looms, the holidays beckon, and we’re encouraged to share our gratitude loudly and proudly.  So, we see daily gratitude posts on Instagram, Facebook, etc. 

I love it.  I love the slight shift in energy that comes from seeing so many people share the little things each day that makes them grateful for their slice of the world. 

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Upgrade your Life with a Self-Care Plan

Alright friends...time to get honest with yourself.  

How do you take care of yourself?  

Do you start your day with a 3 mile run, eat organic, go to bed early, etc.?  Do you zen out in a yoga class when you're stressed, book a massage when you're tense, or call a friend when you're upset?

There are many ways to take care of yourself, but most folks limit their thinking to just their physical being.  

But, aren't you more than just your body?  What about all of the other parts?

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Why Perfectionism Isn't Worth It

Every day, no matter where you turn or look, you’re bombarded with ‘perfectionism’.  While the rise of social media has certainly played into this, this battle with perfectionism has existed long before the introduction of Facebook, Instagram, and other forms of social sharing.  

From the dawn of time, people have attempted to portray a life to be envied by others…a perfect life.

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Create a Support Team for Your Midlife Awakening, Part 2

You’re changing.

While this is exciting, it’s also scary. Peeling back layers of your life (and yourself!) that don’t fit anymore is freeing, but leaving behind what’s familiar and comfortable is scary.

You have lived a good life up until now, and you’re grateful for it, but you crave more.

More adventure, more connection, more purpose…

You may not know exactly what that will look like yet, but there’s something inside you that is propelling you towards finding it.

Along the way, having a group of personal cheerleaders on your side can help you when things get tough.

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Create a Support Team for Your Midlife Awakening, Part 1

You feel a little lost, a little frustrated, and scared. You’ve been living a good life, but recently, something feels off.

It’s uncomfortable.

The life you know so well doesn’t quite fit you anymore, and you don’t know what to do about it.

You feel alone because surely, no else is experiencing these thoughts and feelings. You see how perfect life is for all of your friends and colleagues, so you can’t help but wonder why you don’t feel the same.

On the heels of the confusion and frustration, comes guilt. You have what most people spend their lives wishing for, so to feel it’s not enough, makes you feel ungrateful.

But, when you’re alone with your thoughts, and you allow yourself to go deep, you also feel a teensy bit excited because you feel like you’re starting to come alive in a way that you don’t fully understand, yet.

When you are transitioning through your Midlife Awakening, it’s exciting but also scary.

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6 Ways to Banish Negative Self-Talk for Good!

Are you a negative self-talker or a positive self-talker? I tend to be a positive self-talker, but that's not to say I don't have my moments when a little negative thinking slips in.  But, I don't let that go too far before I squash it like a bug!  Over the years, I've worked hard to banish negative self-talk and today, I want to share with all of you lovelies six different ways that YOU can work on improving the conversation you have with yourself in your head!

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