This year came in like a bang! And with it, the barrage of diet commercials on television and advertisements on social media. “Lose weight. For good,” is what each one claims. It is everywhere. And hard to get away from, as our society is hyper-focused on the thin ideal. It can be tempting to diveContinue reading “Self-care Tip #1: Ask yourself this question”
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What’s tugging at your heart?
It’s been quiet in this space of my blog – I published the last one over 10 months ago in December 2021. Most likely, whatever “audience” or “following” I may have had here up to that point, has faded or vanished altogether. My old self would have beaten me up inside for that lack ofContinue reading “What’s tugging at your heart?”
It’s absolutely time to throw out the running shoes and stay put!
This week, I’m learning a heck of A LOT about my own anxiety. I really didn’t realize how bad mine was until a dear friend of mine told me about the Daring to Lead podcast with Brene Brown and Amy Cuddy last week. I listened to it and highly recommended if you haven’t listened andContinue reading “It’s absolutely time to throw out the running shoes and stay put!”
“What do you need, Dear One?”
Those six words were whispered ever so sweetly from a dear friend of mine just yesterday. After briefly exchanging text messages about figuring out a time we could connect, she picked up the phone and called me. It amazes me how some people can just tell you need them. It still gives me chills todayContinue reading ““What do you need, Dear One?””
Reminder: Take Care of Yourself Too
This past weekend, I fell ill on Saturday afternoon. I tried to push through it, ignoring that anything was wrong. I kept pushing, even making dinner for my family – a family favorite, chicken parmesan. It was at that point, when I could barely stand that I decided to listen to my body. It wasContinue reading “Reminder: Take Care of Yourself Too”
What permission do you need to give yourself?
I remember the first time one of my therapists on my treatment team asked me this question: “What permission do you need to give yourself?” Say what? Permission. I give myself permission every day, I thought. I don’t know what this lady is talking about. As she probed a little more, I realized I didContinue reading “What permission do you need to give yourself?”
The Gift of 30 Minutes of Stillness
I recently found myself reflecting back on a time when I was in the middle of my own life transformation. I was about 5 months into my recovery journey, which meant I was somewhere between the awful beginning and the messy middle, trying to figure out who I was, what I stood for and whereContinue reading “The Gift of 30 Minutes of Stillness”
Are You Measuring Productivity on Someone Else’s Stick?
Productivity. What does that really mean anyway? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to be productive means “yielding results, benefits or profits.” It does not mean yielding results, benefits our profits according to your mother, your boss, your best friend, your partner, your (fill in the blank). None of the above! It simply says that youContinue reading “Are You Measuring Productivity on Someone Else’s Stick?”