How to Stop Caring About Other People’s Opinions About You

Do you find that your list of pet peeves grows as you get older? I’m raising my hand. One of my new pet peeves is when people care about other people’s opinions about them. Let me share an example. My parents in law live in a retirement community complete with exercise center, a clubhouse, and…

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Fear of Losing Your Partner’s Love

This is such a big topic that I almost don’t where to start. Memes on Pinterest show pictures of squirrels holding nuts with “follow your dreams” written above their heads. (You don’t know where I’m going with this, do you?) Motivational speakers and fitness instructors implore us to “not make yourself small so others can…

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Do You Wear the Same Two Bras or Holey Underwear? Ten Tips for Self-Care

A few weeks ago, I hurriedly took a shower and got dressed to go to the movies with my husband. I decided to “dress up.” I planned a sequin tank with a summer skirt and heels. I thought I was ahead of the game by shaving my legs, until my seven-year-old son Sebastian got a…

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2 Huge Reasons Why we Don’t Pursue our Goals: Our Significant Others and Our Children

I write today’s blog with a heavy heart because, frankly, it’s a heavy topic. I can rattle off 10 reasons why we are too afraid to pursue new goals and dreams, but they don’t get bigger than these two: We are afraid of how our path will affect our significant others and children. Heavy, right?…

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Why You Need to Stop Hitting the Snooze Button

I’m using the word “need” very purposely in today’s headline. The word need invokes thoughts of water, shelter, and Bradley Cooper in every movie. Ok, maybe that last one is a want. Wants are more like the chocolate chip skillet cookie at Chili’s, sipping a Long Island Iced Tea at my backyard patio, and getting…

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3 Ways We Minimize Our Power

I’m sorry to take up your time, but I’m just writing this blog to remind all of us that we are valuable because I think we sometimes tend to forget about ourselves as individuals. What’s wrong with that sentence? Other than being too wordy? How about if I write it like this: Throughout any given…

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