How to Recognize Survival Mode and Get Out of It

I’m sure you’ve heard of the expression “I’m in survival mode” a few times in your life. Maybe you’ve even used it to describe yourself. When you feel like you’re just existing and constantly dealing with stress or hardship, you’re probably in survival mode. Survival mode implies a feeling of lack rather than abundance. PeopleContinue reading “How to Recognize Survival Mode and Get Out of It”

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How to Step Into Your Leadership and Nail A Public Speaking Gig

As a leader, we want to keep our vulnerable side close to us. To make a real connection, however, a balance is needed between showing strength and opening up. It’s normal to want to show people your best self. But, what if your best self includes your compassion, your honesty, and your ability to connect with others by being real?

7 Ways to Become More Fearless In Life and Conquer Doubt

It takes a fearless person to achieve great things. Fear is a normal part of the human experience. It drives our decisions and reactions. And, it’s how we deal with it that really matters. Fear can take you down a road of endlessly running in circles without ever really going anywhere. Many of us unconsciouslyContinue reading “7 Ways to Become More Fearless In Life and Conquer Doubt”

How to break your people-pleasing habit for good

In my coaching practice, I teach people-pleasers how to learn to focus on themselves, be authentic, and be bold in asking for what they want. In that spirit, today I want to talk about why some of us become people-pleasers, why it can be harmful over time, and how we can learn to stop people-pleasingContinue reading “How to break your people-pleasing habit for good”

How-to Master Self-Compassion

When you think about someone who cares about you and is showing you compassion, how do you feel? How do you imagine them behaving towards you? Isn’t it crazy how we allow others to be compassionate towards us, but don’t give ourselves the same courtesy and kindness? I’m talking to all of you hard assesContinue reading “How-to Master Self-Compassion”

5 Simple Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

When I was first accepted into my doctoral program 5 years ago, I’m not sure I fully believed I deserved to be there. I remember my first day. I felt intensly scrutinized and judged, and assumed others in my cohort were somehow more capable and deserving of being there than I was. I felt likeContinue reading “5 Simple Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome”

6 Ways to Be Open to Change and Personal Transformation

Are you open to change and personal transformation? I sometimes hear people around me say they feel broken. And, I truly understand the feeling. I’ve been there. If you’ve been through a traumatic event, bad breakup, emotional loss of a person you care about, or anything that made you feel like there were no solutionsContinue reading “6 Ways to Be Open to Change and Personal Transformation”

5 Habits for Avoiding Negative Thinking

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” — Willie Nelson Negative thoughts can slip into our mind several times a day, leaving us feeling fearful, uncertain, and even angry or sad. So how can I avoid negative thinking? Many of us think negative thoughts can be forced out ofContinue reading “5 Habits for Avoiding Negative Thinking”

6 ways not to be so hard on yourself

We usually hold ourselves to higher standards than we do others. But when our perfectionism becomes negative self-judgement, we might be creating a toxic environment for ourselves. If you catch yourself criticizing yourself too often, it’s time to look at how you’re treating yourself. Would you be this hard on someone else? Here are sixContinue reading “6 ways not to be so hard on yourself”