What Are You Settling For?

By | August 16th, 2016|

If you get what you settle for...It naturally begs the question...  What are you settling for? I know this can be a very uncomfortable and confronting question to ask yourself. Yet unless we own what we're settling for, nothing can ever change.   Owning that our life is not working may bring up a lot of painful feelings of inadequacy, anger, sadness, guilt and shame.  Actually it is quite normal to feel bad when you are not living the life you want to

The Top 5 Extreme Self-Care Tips To Save Your Sanity During The Holidays

By | December 9th, 2015|

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year, and it can also be an emotionally draining and overwhelming time of year too. I have found that learning how to practice extreme self-care can make a profound, positive difference in how you experience the holiday season. I was initially introduced the concept of extreme self-care from one of my favorite life coaches, Cheryl Richardson. Cheryl is also the author of one of my favorite books ‘The Art of Extreme Self-Care”.  Cheryl states

Why True Satisfaction Comes From Self-Acceptance, Not Self-Worth

By | November 28th, 2015|

About a year ago I purchased the audio version of the day-long seminar taught by Dr. Tim Worden who is a psychologist. During a portion of this seminar, Dr. Worden began discussing how self-worth & self esteem are not useful concepts. At first I had to rewind the CD to make sure I heard what he had said!  I was rather stunned to hear him make this statement since over the past 25 years I have witnessed the mental health and the personal