Good girls don't grow into good women. They grow into resentful ones. Why? Because at some point it just gets old to stifle yourself as completely as always being good requires. Eventually, good girls (and the good boys out there) get angry. I was raised to be a good girl--to be quiet, obedient, polite, respectful, self-effacing, and put others needs before my own. I was good at being good. And I stayed trapped in my goodness (even goody-two-shoe-ness) well into my 30s. At so
So today I was sitting and watching a live webinar on showing up with total transparency in your business and in the middle of the presentation the presenter lit up a cigarette and kept right on presenting. I was shocked. I was charmed. You may think, "Charmed, really? More like gross. Who smokes anymore?". But me, I fell absolutely in love with this cheeky presenter. Why? Because she didn't give a flying f*** what people thought of her or her smoking habit. She was shameless
Did someone teach you at a young age how very important it is not to complain? Maybe, like me, you were told not to cry or you'd be given something to cry about. Or that you were too sensitive and you needed to quit your whining. Funny how the stuff we learn in childhood sticks to us like glue! Okay, no one wants to be labeled as a Debbie Downer, that's lame. However there is a real tendency to minimize or discount our problems by saying things like: "It's no big deal." "Othe
Do the holidays give you hives? Do they fill you with more dread than delight? I know that even those of you who LOVE the holidays get super stressed with the busy-ness, the family dramas, and all of the FOOD. Is there a way to make this time of year easier? Yes, my friend, there is and it has everything to do with mindset (surprise!). Do you have high expectations for the holidays~every year~and feel invariably disappointed~every year~when things didn't go quite as planned?