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A Short Story on Truth-Telling

Few people know this, but in my twenties, I used to manage a customer service team. Well, okay, I can’t lie to you. I – at first – was “the customer service team.” I was also the company copywriter, newsletter maker, Dietitian, and intern manager. Let’s just say, I wore a lot of hats. As this company grew, and their product sold more and more online, the customer service calls and emails increased to hundreds per day. I needed backup. So I began to hire. I found and hired some ...

The Road to Greatness

There was this client I was working with who was moving through anxiety. At first, she had no idea why anxiety was coming to visit. But to tell you the truth, deep down inside she knew. She just didn’t really want to look at it. But then – she got real quiet – and decided to stop listening to her head and start listening to her heart. Once she did this, she saw her anxiety clearly, but this time without fear. It was … Anxiety of the unknown. Anxiety of ...

9 Loving Reminders Every Woman Should Remember When You Don’t Feel Good Enough

Have you ever felt like you’re not enough? Or, that no one in your current circle understands what you’re trying to do? Or, like you just want to throw in the towel, curl up under hundreds of fuzzy blankets, eat popcorn and Reese’s’ pieces, and watch mind-numbing TV, queue (don’t judge me) The Bachelor? Maybe you’re even feeling some of that right now… I know I’ve been in this place …  more than once. And if we’re honest with ourselves, I think we’ve all felt not enough at some point ...

Cross the Finish Line

In high school, I tried out for the dance team. And not too surprisingly (if you’ve seen my coordination skills), I didn’t make it. So then, I tried out for the basketball team. I played in middle school and figured I was a shoe-in. But I didn’t make that team too. Finally, I tried out for the soccer team and with years of playing, I thought I had a pretty good chance. But I didn’t make that team either. For all of these teams, I was told that I was ...

A Simple Secret To Feeling More Confident & Free

I love to write. In fact, as a kid, I used to have dreams of writing a fiction book. I even started a neighborhood “magazine” with my childhood bff, Lindsay. I wrote movie reviews, neighborhood news, and “reported” the weather, always a few too many days behind. But I digress… Writing has always been a way for me to feel creative and free and like I was contributing something to the world. But when I started writing my blog, especially as my audience grew, I became nervous. Like super nervous. ...

Don’t Wait Until You’re 95

My Nana is 95-years-old. But, if you ask her how old she is, she’ll tell you that she’s 96. She thinks it makes her sound “wiser.” For real. Ever since she turned 90, she’s been adding on a year to her real age. One time she told me she was two years older than she actually was. Because she was so used to the rounding up by a year, and she still liked adding on a year to sound “wiser.” This has led me to double checking her driver’s license for her ...

How to Quiet Your Inner Bully & Feel More Confident

One of the reasons why I love yoga so much (and most recently hot pilates) is that I can go into a room and think about nothing except moving my body and my breath for an entire hour. It’s one of the most freeing hours of my day. Partially because I’m so grounded that there’s no room for my inner bully. You know, that little negative voice – that we all have – that pops out every now and then? And sometimes way more than we’d ever care to admit ...

How to Use Your Intuition to Make Decisions

I used to do this thing. I’ve seen many friends do it too. And in all truth, I still can be guilty of it. So I have to catch myself and regroup. What is this thing that I’m so curiously alluding to? It’s asking everyone’s opinion and forgetting yours. Here’s an example: Once, before an evening out, I showed my family and husband two possible outfits. Out of the two outfits, outfit number two was the for-sure winner. But, I personally liked outfit number one best. Yet, I still decided ...

If Social Media is Making You Feel Bad, Please Read This

My husband and I were on the couch the other night watching This is Us. During one of the scenes with all the school-aged kids, “the big three,” my husband looked at me and said, “Is that what you were like with your friends as a kid?” He said it in this cute, playful tone. I paused, smiled, and casually said, “No, I didn’t really have any school friends until I was in the sixth grade.” I didn’t realize how sad that sounded until it came out of my mouth ...

When Should You Sleep with Him? A Simple Way to See if You’re Ready to be Intimate

As a former matchmaker and today, as a dating coach, I get this question a lot. To be truthful, this question is something I thought about a lot during my dating days. And something that I’ve talked about with girlfriends a lot. The question in question? When should I sleep with him? I actually googled this question online just to see what would come up. And a lot came up. So before I answer this question, I want you to know that every person and every situation is different. And ...