How Women Experience a Midlife Crisis (it’s different than men!)

How Women Experience a Midlife Crisis (it’s different than men!)

Midlife Crisis...  

Most of us think of a midlife crisis as the old guy ditching his wife for someone half his age while zipping around town in his shiny new convertible.  

Men get to own the midlife crisis experience.  Women are never included in this conversation because, apparently, it’s assumed we don’t lose our shit when we approach 40.

Wrong!

Like men, women will experience a midlife crisis at some point in their lives.

Keepin' it Real: Being Okay in my Vulnerability

Keepin' it Real:  Being Okay in my Vulnerability

When some people blog, they happily share all their dirty laundry and put everything out for all to see.  I admire those that feel the courage to do that.  

I, on the other hand, tend to be a little reserved with sharing what’s going on in my life behind the computer. 

It’s not that I’m trying to intentionally hide things, it’s just that’s my nature.

Feeling exposed isn’t something I strive to feel on a regular basis, which is why today’s Keepin’ it Real topic is so fitting.

Vulnerability...

Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

Some of us take pride in being hard on ourselves.  It’s what drives us forward.  We push ahead because we bully, *ahem* I mean motivate, ourselves into doing more, being more, and never giving up.

Some of us take pride in being hard on ourselves.  It’s what drives us forward.  We push ahead because we bully, *ahem* I mean motivate, ourselves into doing more, being more, and never giving up.

Or, we might just beat ourselves up because we make a simple mistake and we’re embarrassed or frustrated with ourselves.

Here’s the thing…YOU ARE HUMAN.

Why Being Self-Aware Changes Everything

Why Being Self-Aware Changes Everything

How aware are you of yourself at any given time?

If you’re like most, you’re probably blissfully ignorant of your true self at any given time.  Oh sure, you think you’re totally in tune with yourself, right?

But most of us have spent so many years carefully crafting a near perfect mask to hide everything we don't  want to see. 

We don’t just hide our true selves from others, we also hide our true selves from ourselves!

Why We Struggle with Loving Ourselves

Why We Struggle with Loving Ourselves

Let’s face it, loving ourselves isn’t easy.  As women, the idea of openly loving ourselves and taking care of our own needs isn’t one that is applauded.  We fear being seen as selfish or vain.

The truth is, we’ve never been taught how to make ourselves a priority.  How can we beat ourselves up or expect to change this when we simply don’t know how to do that?

Yet truly, unconditionally loving ourselves is something we all deserve and need. 

What Happens when You Fall In Love with YOU

What Happens when You Fall In Love with YOU

Do you know what it means to me to love yourself?

I’m not talking about an arrogant “I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to this world” type of love.

But a “I’m perfectly okay with all of my imperfections and I deserve to live a life that makes me happy."

Most of us are never really taught how to love ourselves.  In fact, it's quite the opposite.  Society teaches us to hate ourselves and most of us respond by becoming our own worst enemies.

The Top 3 Things I Struggle to Love About Myself

The Top 3 Things I Struggle to Love About Myself

Next week, I have a new writing prompts PDF that I will be releasing to those that want to Amp Up their Self-Love!

The goal of this fun freebie is to help you start to dig into what self-love means to you, what's getting in the way of loving yourself fully, and what you can do about it.

Journaling has a profound impact on allowing you to open up and make significant discoveries about yourself.  When you put pen to paper, you break down the barriers between what you want to see (or don't want to see) and what's actually underneath the surface.

To give you a little preview, I thought I'd share part of my response to one of my prompts.  

A Look Ahead {December 2016}

A Look Ahead {December 2016}

It’s the beginning of a new month and being that it’s December, it might even be the beginning the most magical month of the year!

I thought I’d try something different this month.  I used to post my monthly goals at the beginning of each month, but dropped it since I just wasn’t feeling that series anymore.  Now…I’m feeling a stirring to do something similar, yet different.

I thought I’d share about the upcoming month in a more general way by taking a look at what’s coming for the month ahead.

What are Core Values & How to Find Yours

What are Core Values & How to Find Yours

Did you know there are core principles or values that lie at the heart of who you are?  Some of us are keenly aware of these, whereas other (and I'd guess most of us) don't have a clue as to what are our true core values.

Getting clear on your core values will allow you to live more in line with who you are, which will allow you to make better decisions for your life.

 

 

A Day for Counting Your Blessings

A Day for Counting Your Blessings

For those of us in the US, today is Thanksgiving Day.  It's a day of rest (unless you're the one slaving away in the kitchen!), lots of eating, and giving thanks for the blessings in our life.

It's a good day, so I'll keep this short since I know you have to turkey to eat, football games to watch, and memories to make (and for some...getting your game plan ready for Black Friday shopping tomorrow!).