“Try not to be nervous” and other bad advice

Have you ever been nervous about an upcoming presentation at work? What about confronting a difficult family member or friend? We’ve all been there. You might feel the pressure in your chest, the butterflies in your stomach, or the tightness in your throat. What advice do others give? “Try not to be nervous” As if you have control over it. Don’t get me wrong. They are trying to help and mean well but telling you not to be nervous is like telling … Continue reading

Millennials are getting a bad rap

“Millennials are lazy; Millennials are entitled; Millennials are spoiled and self-absorbed” Sound familiar? I recently watched a parody on millennials and it played to the stereotypes perfectly. That’s what we are saying about them and like all stereotypes, there are some that prove this point. What about the ones that don’t fit the bias? The ones that do only make up a small portion of the whole. What about the rest? As a whole, let’s talk about what millennials are doing. … Continue reading

Full disclosure, I don’t always practice what I preach

Like many of you, I have been running myself ragged, trying to keep up with things. With a growing group agency, we recently moved locations and expanded our reach. To add to that, my coaching business is doing well with speaking opportunities. In fact, last week, I shared with a group of women in Chicago. It was amazing! As great as it all is, needless to say, it’s been hectic. I share often about listening to your body and for … Continue reading

The Three C’s of Success [Part 3 of 3]

Welcome to Part 3 of 3 There are many factors involved creating success in your life but in my experience, it can be reduced to three simple concepts. The first C is commitment; the second C is clarity. The final C is . . . Connection: Even though relationships are crucial for success, we still believe deep down that we can do it alone. We believe we do not really need anyone and because we believe this, we exhaust ourselves. Women are notorious … Continue reading

The Three C’s of Success [Part 2 of 3]

Welcome to Part 2 of 3 There are many factors to creating success in your life but in my experience, it can be reduced to three simple concepts. The first C is commitment; the second C is . . . Clarity:  Now that you are fully invested in making changes, you must be clear on what to do and how to do it. Clarity is essential to your success. No matter how committed you are, if you have no clear … Continue reading

The Three C’s of Success [Part 1 of 3]

Welcome to Part 1 of 3 We all want success in life. Some people seem to be able to make things happen while others struggle. What makes the difference? There are many factors involved but in my experience, it can be reduced to three simple concepts: Commitment:  More people fail due to a lack of commitment than any other reason. This is why commitment is the first C for success. If you are not fully committed to your success, no … Continue reading

3 Challenges You Face When Building Your Dreams

Have you ever tried to do something new? You put yourself out there in a new relationship or start a new job or decide to have a child or invest in a new business venture. It starts off really exciting. You have a dream of your future, you can see it, even feel it. But then reality sets in. You run into obstacles and get scared. Maybe you even wonder if you made a huge mistake. If you’ve been there, you … Continue reading

4 Ways to Love Yourself in the Midst of a Divorce

A divorce is painful, bringing feelings of confusion, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. You will go through a grieving process because divorce is about loss. It is the loss of a marriage, the loss of the dreams you had for your life, and the loss of being a couple. Although it might be tempting to shut yourself off from others following the end of a relationship, this is a wonderful opportunity to treat yourself well. A breakup can be an … Continue reading

“Ghosting” ~ not just for the dating

Have you heard of the term “ghosting?” Here’s an online definition: “The practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation” The idea is that someone starts connecting with you and then, without warning, they stop. It is pretty black and white. You are talking and then you are not. When it comes to relationships, however, it’s not always black and white. And relationships are not always about dating. Ghosting happens in every relationship (i.e., friendships, bosses,  co-workers, business acquaintances, extended family). Here are … Continue reading

How I tamed my inner critic

Did you know you have an inner critic? Do you know what it says? Even worse, do you listen to your inner critic? The truth is we all have it, including me. And if you’re like most of us, you listen to it far more than you should. Here’s the thing, in some ways your inner critic is actually a blessing. It helps keep you safe. But it is not necessarily looking out for your best interest. Its only job is to … Continue reading