Or Are We Co-Signing Abusive Business Behaviors? Hustling toward success does not have to mean leaving ourselves emotionally bereft yet this is exactly how many “highly successful” business owners drive themselves to the top. We know these people … the ones who avoid emotion and personal challenges with “I just threw myself into my work.” You […]
For almost 20 years in my role as therapist and now coach, I have been asking my clients to fall in love with their most unloveable self. It has been no easy task to get them to stop hating these aspects of themselves, and almost impossible to get them to buy into the idea that […]
Why I am a firm believer in writing love letters. I think that too often we get stuck in the mindset that challenging experiences need to be pushed through and forgotten or overcome. We really struggle with sitting with discomfort and difficult emotions. The food and alcohol industry proves that we are not very skilled at […]
If the vast majority of women have a #metoo story about sexual abuse, assault, or unwanted advances, how does that affect the growing numbers of women who are starting businesses today? How does this common but all-too-personal trauma impact the success and health of female entrepreneurs? I have been working with female entrepreneurs for several […]
“With college around the corner and my super slow summer workload, I’m beginning to freak out.” This was a recent client conversation. I could hear the stress and anxiety in her voice. I asked some questions in the hopes of shifting some anxiety and providing some relief. Was her eighteen year old ready for college? […]
Even though many years have passed, I can still remember the moment that I was finally given the permission that I needed to begin my healing. I was sitting on the couch of my new therapist’s office and I was giving her the usual rundown of my life. I gave her the family history, childhood […]
Last week I attended an event and I was peppered with the usual questions, are you married, how long etc? I am a pretty open person and when I mentioned my ex husbands ( yes 2 we will get to that), I was met with the usual negative perception, and eye rolling about the EX […]
Have you ever found yourself in a place where you know it is time to make a change? Maybe it is time to make some hard decisions about a relationship you are in. Maybe it is becoming clear that it is time to leave your job or maybe even your career? Whatever the decision is […]
So here we are…redefining a business…stepping into the spotlight as my true self. It is scary and I am not even sure what it looks like but I am open. In the meantime, I am going to continue to talk about and write about what I know best.
What can I say? It is what is and I am who I am. So let’s stop being anything but that shall we?
It is the first day of Spring! This makes me particularly happy because it hits me in all the right mindset places. I live in Pennsylvania so it gets dark cold and dreary here, which is hard for a girl who grew up in the sunnier state of North Carolina. So, I live for spring […]