Tagged: self empowerment

IBS Relief: Are You Making Time or Excuses?

IBS Relief: Are You Making Time or Excuses?

Not having the time is the number one excuse we all use when we aren’t getting the results we want. I won’t argue with the fact that our lives are jammed packed with activity. For many of my clients it’s work, kids, house chores, and bed. If you are suffering from physical pain or IBS, that adds a whole new level of stress into your daily routine. Regardless of what you may be dealing with in your life, the difference between my clients who get what they want and the ones who don’t is time management. You can’t delete [...]

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Self-Care and IBS Relief

Self-Care and IBS Relief

We hear often in the self-help world how important self-care is. However, we don’t do it enough and it’s because we don’t know how. I think we have a perception that there’s a right way to do self-care.

 

I laughed inside when my client thanked me for not telling her to do yoga and pilates. That’s the funny thing about self-care; you don’t have to do anything. I notice a lot of people putting self-care into their routine as a forced thing. Then they feel tired out from it and forget the fun stuff.

 

The interesting thing is that self-care is [...]

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Body Language, Superheroes, and IBS

Body Language, Superheroes, and IBS


I just watched the Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and assistant professor at Harvard University, video on body language.

 

She talked about body language and how it affects our entire lives.

 

It got me thinking about how body language affects our reaction to discomfort.

 

She discusses successful people having higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of cortisol. And how the way we posture our bodies can naturally produce these two things. So high-power poses can produce good hormones, which equals feeling confidence and success where as low power poses increases our cortisol levels, which is our stress hormone. So staying in a [...]

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Are You Giving Up or Giving In?

Are You Giving Up or Giving In?

We all have our share of challenges over the course of our lives. What I have learned from my clients that successfully transition themselves in moments of challenge is that they understand the difference between giving up and giving in.

 

I used to think I had to give up and give into situations or circumstances I was uncomfortable with. In my mind giving up and giving in were the same thing.

 

Then I realized that I don’t have to give up to give in. It’s actually the complete opposite

 

You need to give in to heal a wound, accept a situation, or [...]

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Empowering Your Little Me

Empowering Your Little Me

 

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  Anais Nin

 

I realized recently that I was still carrying a piece of that in the bud person with in me. Though I have made huge strides over the last few years there was still the part of me who wanted to hide in the shadow. Avoid discomfort, conflict, or just plain speaking my mind.

 

The thing about that little bud, that “little part of me”, that I was carrying inside was that sometimes I relied on it [...]

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Fixing Your Fa-La-La

Fixing Your Fa-La-La

It is definitely the time of year when we feel like everyone should be fa-la-laing and cheerful. We spend a lot of time decorating, baking, and planning parties. We want to create a perfect holiday and expect everyone to act accordingly.

 

Except they don’t.

 

And if you’re anything like me, you try to fix everything just right so everything feels good.

 

But you can’t.

 

That’s the biggest thing I’ve learned about the holidays and life in general. Fixing never works. It drains your energy and robs you of the present moment. It also doesn’t allow you to accept people for exactly what they [...]

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Finding Your Something Else

Finding Your Something Else

Next month marks two years since I left my safe, secure, and tenured job. I had spent 11 long years in a job that drained me mentally and physically. To say it was not the best use of my talents is an understatement. I always knew I wanted to do something else, but I had a hard time figuring out exactly what the “else” was. I was very driven and motivated, which made it all the more difficult because I had nowhere to place the motivation. Leaving me feeling stuck externally, but with the internal adrenaline to push forward [...]

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Recognizing Your Purpose

Recognizing Your Purpose

I’ve been traveling for business this week and have reveling in the a-ha’s you get from spending time with other entrepreneurs! This week’s post is short and simple with a big tip on how to view your purpose.

I spent the last three days at a business conference focused on the notion of purpose. Many clients come to because they are uncomfortable in their job or other part of their life and think it is because they don’t know their purpose. What they do know is that just because you are good at something, all the trying in the world [...]

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What Matters More Than the Letters After Your Name

What Matters More Than the Letters After Your Name

I met with a new client this week. Though she was new to me, her story was a familiar one that I had heard from many clients. She came to me regarding a lack of confidence in the workplace. She wanted to be more assertive and play a bigger role, but was crippled by feelings of indecision and self-doubt. When I asked her why she didn’t assert herself more in the workplace she said she simply didn’t know enough. In my work with clients I have found that this is not true 99% of the time.

When I asked about [...]

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The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

     We typically live our lives in one of two ways: living a life that is dictated by unending responsibilities or living in a world that is full of abundant choices that we create. People are often shocked to find that these two places exist in the same universe. They question the fact that we have a choice because there are some things we just have to do.

 

      The biggest shift happened in my life was when I learned the power of choice. Sure we may not want to do certain things like taking out the trash or even going [...]

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