Posts tagged June 2017
Your Permission Slip: Just Be You

I have to ask you to stop…

Stop fighting who you are!

It’s fine to want to learn, grow, and improve yourself (in fact I encourage it!), but, in today’s society, with social media such a strong influence, too many people are hiding a deep dark secret - they don’t like who they are.

Faced with the ‘perfect’ images of other people’s lives (spoiler alert - they’re not so perfect!), too many people are on a mission to hide who they really are to fit in with the image they think they’re supposed to be.

It’s time for you to give yourself permission to just be you exactly as you are right now.

Think about that for a second...permission to just be you.  Do you feel a little bit of the weight lift off your shoulders?  Are you breathing a little bit more easily?

Stop being so ridiculously hard on yourself!

You deserve just to be you.

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Dating in Your 40s: Do a Dating Challenge!

Dating is fun.

Dating is hard.

Dating is overwhelming and scary, especially when you’re in your 40s, and you’re hitting the dating scene again.

Let’s face it...you’re not a pimply teenager wearing rose colored glasses.

You’re a sometimes pimply, gravity challenged, 40+ woman wearing battle scars from your past forays into love.

But, despite that cold hard reality, you’re optimistic and want to believe love is out there for you (it is!).

The idea of dating to find it, however, sometimes sounds like more trouble than it’s worth.

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How Success Changes as You Get Older

Success…

For fellow high achievers, success is the victory at the end of all the hard work.

It’s when you get to sit back and celebrate the arrival at the end goal.  Perhaps you worked on the goal for a week, or maybe it was years in the making.

It doesn’t matter how long it took when you’ve completed your mission!

Dictionary.com says success is “the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.” 

In today’s world, success is a driving motivator and for some, the foundation of their sense of self-worth.

Everyone wants a successful life (myself included!), and there’s no shame in that!

But, did you know there are external successes as well as internal successes?

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How to Push Yourself without Killing Yourself

I get it...I’m a type A goal setting go-getter. I make goals for myself and then I set about making them happen.

When I have a task in front of me, I don’t back down.  If I’m really excited about it, it consumes me.

Add that to the fact that I put too much on my plate in general and I create the perfect recipe for complete burnout.

I’ve been there...on the couch, watching a Harry Potter marathon because my brain just can’t function anymore after weeks of pushing myself so hard.

After going through this cycle one time too many, I learned how to push myself without killing myself.

The secret to pushing myself without killing myself?  Honoring down time and readjusting my overly high expectations.

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How & When to Break Up with a Friend

Breaking is never an easy thing to do.

The vast majority of people have been there with a significant other - either being dumped or doing the dumping.

But, what about breaking up with a friend?

Most of folks don’t think about that. You’re either friends with someone, or you’re not.

Some friendships, though, aren’t right for you and when you have those in your life, you have to break them off, for your own good.

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