Life is hectic. Most of the time, it feels like we’re stuck in a hamster wheel, continuously running so fast we hardly have time to catch our breath. There’s just no time to stop and connect with the people we love, or enjoy the simple delicious pleasures in life, be it a cool breeze brushing our face or a spectacular sunrise, right? …
It’s oh-so-easy to get stuck in the mindset that things will change for the better when:
a) you leave your shitty job
b) you have a bigger house
c) you leave a bad relationship
d) your kids are grown, or
e) all of the above!
But waiting - and complaining about it - only serves to do one thing. It keeps you stuck. Here’s why.
There’s no denying we’re living in a world of instant gratification. We can get much pretty whatever we want, whatever we want it …
Lately, I’ve been focused on the topic of forgiveness as it’s a challenging process - especially when it involves forgiving yourself …
I have struggled with the term ‘unconditional love’. Early on, I believed it meant you were there for the person NO MATTER WHAT. But that felt off to me, especially when I was caught up in toxic situations …
I can already hear you asking: ‘What the heck is a human doing?’. It’s the same question I asked one of my own coaches when she said it to me as I sat in front of her totally spent, depleted, and done. A human doing is a person who spends all of their time doing something! Even when they sit down to rest, they can’t …
It seems everyone is talking about the hit Netflix show Tidying up with Marie Kondo. I get the hype as I’ve always enjoyed decluttering my closets and drawers. But I never realized that in that process, I was creating an energy shift. By getting rid of the old, I was creating room for the new. The amazing shift of energy that results from decluttering doesn’t only apply to your drawers and closets. Decluttering also applies to your life!
Life can really suck sometimes. You never know when it might throw you a nasty curve ball and place you under immense stress. It might be a divorce, caring for terminally ill parents, a job lay off, losing your home or tending to children with special needs due to an illness. Often, there is no rhyme or reason to the situation and we just have to make the best of it …
Over the holidays, I was tucked up, all warm and cozy under my plush blanket watching Netflix. The next thing I knew, a mean little voice popped up in my head and started yelling at me, “Get up! What’s wrong with you? Stop being lazy! Do something productive instead.” But then I remembered a fabulous quote from Brene Brown:
I know holidays can be a very stressful time of year. Things get hectic with those packed end-of-year schedules, the parties, the shopping, the cooking, and the added financial obligations. When stress is high, it’s easy to feel fatigued and your patience typically runs low.
I remember being so excited to go to Kmart and pick out my Halloween costume complete with a plastic mask. But as adults, wearing a mask isn’t always fun. Many of us choose to wear a wide range of “masks” in real life to hide who we really are because we’re scared to show people our true selves.
Imagine this: you’re relaxing on a serene beach with your friend. The water is crystal clear, the sand a powdery white and the sky the perfect shade of blue. You’re on cloud nine and super excited because you’re just about to share some exciting news with her. You turn to her and say …
I went through something this past weekend that really brought that home to me how resilient our minds are. I want to share it with you in the hopes it may help when your darkness comes calling.
I got a call from someone recently who was super angry. She called because she wanted me to ‘walk her off the ledge’ and prevent her calling someone who had been talking badly about her. She knew exactly what I was going to say because it’s something I’ve worked very hard to implement in my own life. And it’s this:
There’s a place many of us get stuck in and I call it the ‘uncomfortable comfortable’. Being stuck there for too long has some dire consequences, but there is a way to get out. Here’s how.
Growing up, I often heard stories about how hard life was, how hard it was to get ahead, how hard you had to work to have what you want. So hard in fact that by the time you were done, you didn’t have the energy to enjoy your achievements!
Beginning something new is exciting, be it a job, a project or a relationship. But it can also be terrifying. It's no wonder then that you start to hear an annoying, ugly and almost-suffocating voice in your head (in Dolby Stereo!) - telling you how badly you suck; how you don’t have what it takes; how you’re not good enough to love etc.
Have you ever been so excited about an idea or a big dream and shared it with family and friends only to have them look at you like you’re out of your mind? It’s pretty crushing isn’t it? Well, I’m here to tell you that if you have a dream, you are NOT out of your mind! Here’s why …
Many of my coaching clients face relationship challenges. Usually they feel like they aren’t being heard, seen, supported or appreciated. You’re probably nodding your head right now having experienced at least one of these feelings! But there are a few things you can do to work on your relationships and ensure you move forward into a place of love, rather than darkness.
We are all multi-faceted, multi-passionate beings. And by that I mean there’s a variety of interests (or passions) that fire us. Some are super strong, while others burn a little less but no matter the strength, they make up who we are.
You can’t do it all - or can you?