For my entire life, I’ve been told that I am too much: too loud, too big, too smart, too bossy, too mouthy, too blonde, too freckly. It hurt so badly that I started wanting to be smaller – physically and figuratively. But I’m just not a small person…
I have a BIG personality! I have a BIG body! I have BIG energy! I have a BIG light about me! And my days of feeling bad about being BIG are over.
If you’ve ever been told that you’re TOO, listen to this episode. I have a message especially for you…
In the 7+ years that I’ve been a life coach, I’ve found one thing to be absolutely true – if you change the inside, the outside will follow. Part of my new thinking came from quotations I’ve heard or seen which gave me hope and kept me going.
Listen in or read on for 13 statements that shaped this new and better way of thinking about myself, other people, and the world, plus a simple challenge that will show you just how amazing YOU are!
If judging were a full-time job, we would alllllll be billionaires. But being judgmental doesn’t pay; it costs you, instead. Judging creates drama and damages our connections to friends, family, and coworkers … but being supportive of other people’s decisions (even when we don’t agree with them) gives everyone a chance to feel great!
For a more peaceful life and stronger relationships, listen in for 3 simple things you can do instead of judging.
Some days are hard, some days are amazing, and some days just plain suck. And when we don’t allow ourselves to feel the suck – or allow other people who are having a sucky time to feel theirs – well, that just piles on more suck.
So, listen in to hear three ways to effectively navigate the suck (both yours and others) and the three things that make it possible: empathy, connection, and knowing your own darkness.
When I look back, I see that everything good that’s ever come to me has been a result of being courageous, and with that courage was its sidekick, vulnerability. I wasn’t raised to be comfortable with vulnerability – quite the opposite! – but with learning and practice, now I embrace it.
Listen in or read on to find out what vulnerability is and isn’t, who you can safely be vulnerable with (and who you can’t!), what it looks like when vulnerability backfires, and how we’re all a bit like Clark Kent.
Do you find yourself reacting with panic to things that haven’t happened … and may never happen? Have you noticed that you instantly jump to the worst conclusions before you have all the facts?
Listen in or read on to hear about my letter from the IRS that felt like the end of the world (but was actually no big deal), why I think we freak out first and ask questions later, and how to manage your mind so you can meet life’s little surprises with the feelings you WANT to feel – such as peacefulness, happiness, and joy.
Do you dread bathing suit season? Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines and missing out on the joys of summer?
I say: Stop waiting and put your bathing suit on NOW! I wear mine, and I don’t care what anyone may or may not say about it … but it wasn’t always this easy for me. Listen in to hear about the time that putting on a bathing suit sent me into panic mode and almost kept me from enjoying a really great day with my family – PLUS the two quick questions that set me free to have fun.
Every day, I think about freedom: freedom from my body, freedom from negative thoughts, freedom from the sadness I feel about myself at times, freedom from uncomfortable clothes and shoes, freedom from self-violence…
…freedom to be who I am right now, in this minute, without feeling that I have to change in order to be accepted.
Listen in or read on to hear about the shocking phone call from the FBI that led to my life-changing revelation, plus 3 straightforward steps to our freedom from body hatred.
Today, let’s talk about speaking up, speaking your truth, standing up for what is right. All of these things help us take the next step forward in our lives.
Listen in or read on for stories where I spoke up for myself and for others after my Fairness button was pushed. From grade school through yesterday, I spoke up to make sure rules applied to everyone, people who behaved badly were held accountable, and mistakes were acknowledged – and then there was the time I went to battle in the bakery…
My birthday was last week, and I admit it – I’m a birthday FREAK! And I love all birthdays, not just my own (though I am slightly biased).
And I see my birthday as a good time to practice mind management! If you hear “I’m old” or “My best years are past me” when you think about your birthday, listen in for fresh birthday thoughts that will have you feeling lighter and more free.
Your birthday can come with more than balloons and a pizza party. Each new year can bring new opportunities and power!