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The 4 Stages Of Working Through Transitions

First published on forbes.com I’ve been thinking of transitions lately, and what they mean for our lives. Perhaps it’s because of the unprecedented collective transition we’re living through. Perhaps it’s because transitions are integral to women’s lives—every so many years we find ou...

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Do You Live In Your Body (Or In Your Head)?

I’ve been thinking about how as women, we stand at this strange crossroads in our collective journey. For all our progress, here we are back to fighting for some of the same rights to our freedom as women before us have already fought and won. The patriarchy we live in is insidious, and it will...

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A 3-Step Plan to Feel Less Lonely in a Relationship

A client was talking about a man she’d been dating for almost a year. She liked him, they went out regularly, but the relationship wasn’t moving forward. “I find it difficult to open up,” she said. “And I’m afraid he’ll leave because he wants a committed relationship.” I’m not a...

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Here’s What You’re Likely NOT Doing in Your Relationships

What comes to mind when you think about celebration in your relationships? Birthdays? Anniversaries? Major milestones where we dress up, go out for dinner and expect a present. But what about all those little moments worth celebrating nonetheless, like when your partner shares a joke with you aft...

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Feel Like An Imposter? Here’s What You Must Do

When you read the word celebration, what feeling does it evoke in you? I ask because for most women, celebration can bring up mixed feelings. On the one hand, it can make us uncomfortable. Many of us grow up being told that celebrating ourselves or our achievements isn’t very lady-like, or that...

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Seeing The Beauty In Small Things

You know the feeling when Spring rolls around and life feels full of promise again? The daffodils come back, the grass reappears beneath the snow, chipmunks are out again, and the gray clouds of winter give away to blue skies. I’ve always loved the smell of Spring. It has an invitation in it. A...

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Are You Making The Right Resolutions?

This article first appeared on Happify. What is it about resolutions? They're so exciting to set but so hard to keep. As a coach, I spend a lot of time figuring out what will help my clients stick to the intentions they set for their lives. Here’s what I’ve learned: We usually go about our go...

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How The Right Confidence Will Help You Succeed

This article first appeared on Forbes. Today many of us are feeling we have very little left to give. Our goals, dreams and resolutions are either withering into the distance, or demanding the energy we just don’t have. We’re tired. We’re fried. We’re drained to our bones with what we’v...

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3 Steps to Banishing Holiday Guilt

This article first appeared on Happify.  As far as traditions go, our lives before COVID-19 were pretty much handed to us like the Olympic torch. We did things the way they’d always been done, albeit propelled by marketing engines that made sure everything became bigger and “better” over...

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How Intellectual Humility Can Foster Holiday Happiness

This article first appeared on Happify.  Family gatherings are supposed to be joyful, especially during the holiday season. They don't always turn out that way because, when it comes to our beliefs and opinions, we have a tendency to become judgmental. This year, the differences in people's ...

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Yearning for Grace

This article first appeared on Positivepsychologynews.com It's been a while since I've felt the pressure to rethink my life and re-craft my old and set ways. This month though, I am consciously setting new goals. I use the word consciously rather cautiously. If reason is “slave to passions” a...

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6 Steps That Can Prevent an Angry Outburst You’ll Regret

Sometimes the smallest remarks or inconveniences cause us to blow our top. Before we know it, we go from being the adult in charge to the child having an emotional meltdown. Some of us justify our reactions and maintain a false sense of righteousness. Philosopher David Hume was right when he said...

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