Coach. Teacher. Writer. Mama.
Fancy titles include Freedom Instigator, Joy Enthusiast and Fierce Love Advocate.
I believe in champagne, utter honesty and creating your own version of success.
If you are thinking about making changes or about learning what truly makes you happy, this course is for you.
an IT professional who loves urban hiking, bagels and cream cheese, books, and her two Burmese cats.
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The last few weeks I’ve experienced quite a range of emotions – from soul-aching sadness to heart-melting happiness. It has been quite a ride, but I’ve never felt more alive than I do right now.
When I’m being kind to myself, I’m finding the balance between accepting what is present in my life AND respecting myself by using my talents and purpose at the highest level. My kindness is both a bear hug and a smack on the butt…
Sure, I could be thinner. And I could continue letting that get me down, thinking I’m not worthy of love or affection. Or, I can find whatever it is out there that makes me hold my head high and say to the world, “Let’s face it, guys. I’m pretty awesome.”
I recently realized that being a compassionate person isn’t just about treating others well; it’s also about cutting out the negative self-talk and treating myself with more kindness.
I am an emotional eater, as well as a person who eats when they are bored, and then shuts down and becomes a couch dweller when things get tough. I’m also a hater of the gym. With various stressors in the past two years and the huge one of getting divorced, I have gained about thirty or so pounds of emotional baggage. While I do have moments when I am angry at myself for allowing such a slow decline, I am not dwelling on the number of pounds. I’m doing something about it.
I’ve done a few silent meditation retreats in my life. Each time I’ve learned so much about who I am. After listening to my mean thoughts, I’ve finally learned to silence them and love myself. PHEW!
My Quarter Life Crisis brought with it a serious self-image problem. Before the QLC, my lively, optimistic attitude came through in whatever I was doing. The QLC lessened that greatly and made severe self-doubt and indecisiveness my middle name.
The one where I set goals for the following five months. The most important: wear heels, be spontaneous, be nice, say yes, and live!
Wanna know what I did last night? Ate chips in my bed while I surfed the web past 2 am. Yeah. Did it. Wanna know what I didn’t do? Feel guilty.