I'm taking Mel Robbins's 2018 Spring Power of You course. One week in & I already see a change in myself. It's truly phenomenal. Being able to sit with myself & be honest at what's staring back has been tremendous (& a bit scary if I'm 100% honest). And that's why I'm writing this post. … Continue reading Power of You
Hello beautiful people! When it comes to our own stuff, our own growth, we often get trapped in our feelings. But when it comes to someone else's stuff (i.e. our job) we do it despite feeling like it. Ever heard of the song "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" by Jack Johnson? Well, that's what we do too often … Continue reading Feeling Like it is Killing Your Dreams
When I look back on why I'm not where I want to be in life, all I see is my reflection. I only know this because of all the work I've been doing on myself lately. I consistently sabotage myself because I don't believe enough in myself. Or, rather, I fall back into my habits that don't serve me because it's safe in my comfort bubble. But, honestly, I'm tired of this bubble. It's boring and predictable.
How am I supposed to have confidence in being myself when all I see and hear are advertisements enticing me to buy products to "fix" what's wrong with me? We're told to be ourselves but what if we're still finding ourselves? We're told we need to be a million and one things but what if … Continue reading Practicing Critical Awareness: An Element of Shame Resilience
I'm going to let you in on a secret - I don't always love my body. Some days I don't want to look in a mirror and see myself because I'm still on this unceasing journey of self-acceptance. But most days, I embrace my body and it's imperfectness. (Or rather, its perceived imperfections.) And I … Continue reading Bad Body Days
Teddy Roosevelt is frequently attributed to the phrase, "Comparison is the thief of joy." But no matter who said it, the universe has been sending me the clear message that comparing myself to others does absolutely nothing but make me doubt my abilities. From Mel Robbins to Gary Vaynerchuk, the universe has one thing to … Continue reading Why Comparison is the Thief of Joy
What do you choose? Can you have both? Who are you? Not in the sense of your job or your interests, but what makes you happy? Is owning a business on your list? Or maybe you are happiest working 9 to 5 at your current job. How do YOU define success? Not how do … Continue reading Happiness or Success?
Powerless. Confused. Just going through the motions of what I was "supposed" to do. Supposed to do well in school. Supposed to go to college. Supposed to pretend like this was the path I chose to go. But I did choose it. What else was I supposed to do? I didn't feel strong enough to … Continue reading Who Am I Supposed to Be Now
One of the amazing women I follow is Dana "Hotpants." As I was scrolling through my Instagram feed I saw a post she made about a makeup removal party she held. In this Instagram post she talked about the Renfrew Research Center's study that found 49% of women feel unattractive without makeup. This made me want … Continue reading Barefaced Beauty
The title of this post is a bit misleading. This is more of a "brief synopsis... read this book cause it's great" than a review. Hopefully in my future book reviews I'll be better at writing an actual review. But I hope you find this useful and are inspired to read these book recommendations. As … Continue reading Book Review: Rising Strong