I Am Not a Mind Reader (and you probably aren’t either)

Twice this past week, I received the lesson that I am not a mind reader. I was beating myself up over what I THOUGHT others were thinking. The first occurrence last week was after a networking event. Someone approached me as I was walking to my car. She has clients who are entrepreneurs, and she’d […]

Don’t Chicken Out on the High Dive

Last weekend, I took my kids to the pool in my home town. At this pool, there is a high dive and a low dive. As you would imagine, for some kids (heck, for some adults) it is a big, huge, scary deal just to climb the high dive steps and jump off straight forward. […]

Simple Advice to Get Through Feeling Overwhelmed

Recently, I made the mistake of looking up. I’d had my head down, focused on completing the tasks to move me closer to my goals. I was successfully juggling the various responsibilities in my life, and then I looked up to see how I was doing. I guess you have to look up and assess […]

Who Is the Most Powerful Person in Your Life?

I attended a yoga event last week that included a guided meditation. For anyone unfamiliar with this, the instructor speaks in a soft, soothing voice and uses imagery to try to evoke certain emotions in you…peace, strength, love, etc. Now I am a huge believer in the power of the mind and in using positive […]

The One Word That Will Help You Find Your Tribe

I looked around the room and thought about how different we all are. Under what other circumstances would I ever be having these personal conversations with these women? We were all in attendance for a Women Entrepreneurs Event I was leading. In these events, we have three objectives: Learn. Connect. Support. Once we start talking, […]

A Little Tough Love…For Your Happiness

Are you happy? If not, why not? And why aren’t you doing something about it? What’s the payoff for staying unhappy? Do you like having people worry about you? Like to play the “who’s got it worse” game? Or is it easier to stay in an unhappy life than to try for the things that […]

Better Solutions Through Awareness

How does your stress manifest? Maybe it’s not so much “stress” as it is mental or emotional clutter that elicits a physical response from you. How do you work through that? Do you even realize that you are responding to what’s happening internally? In other words, are you aware? Here’s an example. I’ve been blessed […]

A Detour Is Not a Stop Sign!

You know the song “Life is a Highway” and the inspirational words “life is about the journey not the destination.” I’m going to throw another travel metaphor at you: A detour is not a stop sign. Imagine you’re on a road trip that you’re really excited about. A few hours into your drive, you see […]

Handle the Comparison Trap With This One Question

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” This quote by Theodore Roosevelt is one of my go-to reminders because I, probably like many of you, fall victim to the comparison trap somewhat often. Here’s my scenario from this morning: I was in a good mood, going about my routine, checking social media…when photos of a gorgeous […]

Get Out of Your Own Way

I hesitate to post this book recommendation. Not because I’m unsure of its content and not because I didn’t like the direct writing style. It’s because my last post was about How to Be a Badass at Making Money and this next recommendation is for Unfu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into your […]