How to create a personal philosophy statement for your life

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” –Maya Angelou When you’re unclear about what your personal philosophy is, allow yourself to be inspired by others who have accomplished great things until you find you’re own way. Author Martin Luenendonk outlines some ofContinue reading “How to create a personal philosophy statement for your life”

10 Things You Can Do When You Feel Pulled in Different Directions

The feeling of being pulled in different directions is usually a result of over-commitment, difficulty setting boundaries, and procrastination about decision-making. Many people think indecisiveness has to do with thinking the grass is greener on the other side. I disagree. It’s more a case of feeling afraid of making the wrong decision. In short, it’sContinue reading “10 Things You Can Do When You Feel Pulled in Different Directions”

How to Start Feeling More Worthy of Good Things

Spirituality author Esther Hicks says that you are the only person who can allow or block good things from coming into our life. She calls this way of “not allowing” resistance. We’ve talked about resistance before. People resist when they’re out of alignment with what they truly want. In fact, feeling truly worthy means thatContinue reading “How to Start Feeling More Worthy of Good Things”

Why being vulnerable can be a good thing

What does it mean to be vulnerable? True vulnerability is defined by Brené Brown as “the feeling we get during times of uncertainty, risk, or emotional exposure.” This includes moments when we decide to show our feelings despite not being sure how people will react. I say you can decide to be vulnerable or not.Continue reading “Why being vulnerable can be a good thing”

How To Stop Caring So Much About What Others Think

When making decisions in your life, do you often find yourself asking others what they think? Do you call up your closest friends or family members to ask their opinion? Do you frequently “need a sounding board” when planning big events or changes? You might be someone who cares too much about what others think.Continue reading “How To Stop Caring So Much About What Others Think”

How to break your people-pleasing habit for good

In my coaching practice, I teach people-pleasers how to learn to focus on themselves, be authentic, and be bold in asking for what they want. In that spirit, today I want to talk about why some of us become people-pleasers, why it can be harmful over time, and how we can learn to stop people-pleasingContinue reading “How to break your people-pleasing habit for good”

How To Cultivate Your Independence And Make Your Relationships Stronger

Autonomy and independence are both defined as the ability to self-govern, to endorse and take ownership of your own actions. People who show less autonomy and are more dependent on others, tend to have lower self-esteem and experience higher stress. They can also develop communication problems, experience negative feelings like anger and guilt, and overContinue reading “How To Cultivate Your Independence And Make Your Relationships Stronger”

How do I Figure Out What My Life Mission Is?

Let’s talk about why so many life coaches and authors out there are recommending a personal mission to their clients, and why it might be one of the most powerful things you can do in your life or in your career. Creating a personal mission is an important step to giving yourself some direction, andContinue reading “How do I Figure Out What My Life Mission Is?”

How to be more authentic with others

What keeps us from being authentic with others? A few years back, before my coaching business existed, I was brainstorming ideas with a group of friends. One of my friend asked me about the courses I planned to offer my clients. I told her one of my ideas was to develop something for people whoContinue reading “How to be more authentic with others”