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The Storm Before the Calm – Clarity through Adult Temper Tantrums

The Storm Before the Calm – Clarity through Adult Temper Tantrums

It was 2 am and I was lying there, staring at the ceiling. Thoughts were racing a mile a minute in my head. And my whole body was reacting with a tornado of emotions.  Frustrated, ashamed, angry, defeated. My brain was cycling through doomsday predictions: “I’m...

How Validation Can Sink Your Coaching Business

How Validation Can Sink Your Coaching Business

When you’re used to having positive reinforcement from colleagues, clients, and strangers you want to impress for some reason, it’s hard to make a change that will take that all away.

5 Reasons Why Not to Blame Yourself

5 Reasons Why Not to Blame Yourself

So many of my clients come to me feeling doubt and shame because they blame themselves for not having what they want. They blame themselves for the bad situations they may be in. And they blame themselves for not making their lives better. I assured this client that I would never blame her for actions she did or didn’t take. And I truly meant it.

Am I Enough?

Am I Enough?

It frustrated me that everyone else seemed to have the answer to their own worthiness and I somehow didn’t. I truly believed everyone was worthy – but what I really meant was everyone but me. Because I hadn’t figured it out yet. To me, only hard work and success could show me the answer. 
I did finally find the answer to my self-worth. And I’ll be honest- the answer wasn’t as exciting as I had hoped. 

When I Finally Learned to Relax

When I Finally Learned to Relax

I’m a tough cookie.  I’ve always had the brush-yourself-off-and-carry-on mentality. I’m pretty sure I learned it from being the youngest of five children and growing up with a mother from England.  That soldier-on mentality has taken me far.  But for a long time, I...

The Quickest Way to Change Your World

The Quickest Way to Change Your World

“If I just had a man, this would be so much better.” “Things would be so much easier if I just made more money.” “If I just lost the weight, everything would look better.” These were real things I told myself on a daily basis. To me it made all the sense in the world...

Taking the Long Way Home

Taking the Long Way Home

Something has weighed me down for a long time.  The funny thing about issues that weigh us down is that we can tell ourselves carrying that burden isn’t that bad. We eventually get used to feeling weighed down and even feel like something’s missing if it’s gone.  I...