Why we put ourselves down & can’t accept compliments

 Allow me to paint a picture of two successful women who still find it necessary to put themselves down:  As a High School Counselor and Independent College Counselor, I visit 15-ish colleges a year to share firsthand knowledge with my students. Recently I was in line during one such college visit, while making small talk…

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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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Down with Negative Self-Talk!

I can’t wear that top. It will show my batwing, gross arms. Sebastian and Julia don’t deserve a fat mom. What was I thinking starting this business? I don’t know what I’m doing. Kevin doesn’t deserve a fat wife. I’m probably an embarrassment to him. No man could be attracted to my breasts. My cellulite…

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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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