Love Note #206: You Get 100% Of What You Don’t Ask For

Love Note #206: You Get 100% Of What You Don’t Ask For

Hi Friend,   Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your self-love journey!    Part of loving ourselves MORE includes asking for what we want, and knowing that we are worthy of receiving it.   When we build a committed relationship with...

Love Note #204: It’s Time To Lose The Guilt For Good!

Hi Beautiful Soul!   As you embark on this beautiful journey of prioritizing your needs and your happiness, I wanted to remind you today that the uninvited companion—guilt, often likes to tag along.   It's crucial to remember, this feeling of guilt isn’t a...

Love Note #203: Have A Game Plan For Setting Boundaries

Hi Friend,   I was wondering...have you ever experienced situations where you've tried to be assertive or set boundaries, and it just didn't land right?    So instead of leaving feeling good about having taken a stand, you felt frustrated?   Or perhaps...

Love Note #199: Self-Love Is Good For Our Mental Health

Hi Friend!   Today, I felt compelled to share some thoughts with you about self-love and taking care of our mental health.   In the midst of our busy lives, it’s easy to forget the importance of nurturing our own well-being.   Part of loving ourselves...

Love Note #195:  Are An Over-Giver And Under-Receiver?

Love Note #195: Are An Over-Giver And Under-Receiver?

Holidays are such a wonderful time to gather and share love with our dear ones. It's all about giving in so many forms, be it in the form of gifts, our time & energy, resources, love and so much more. But holidays aside, while it's a wonderful thing to give to...

My 3-Steps To Setting Goals That Are Sticky

My 3-Steps To Setting Goals That Are Sticky

If you're in the same mode that I am right now, you're probably thinking about your goals for the new year.   But did you know that according to a Forbes Health / One Poll survey, only 8% of us tend to stick with our goals for one month, while 22% last two...

Love Note #194: How To Practice Self-Love During The Holidays

Love Note #194: How To Practice Self-Love During The Holidays

Happy Holidays!!   I have to admit, when I first started writing this Love Note to you, I intended to focus on all the warm, wonderful, positive aspects of the holiday season.   But as I started writing, my heart started pulling me in a different direction....

Love Note #190: Time To Give Yourself Some Appreciation

Love Note #190: Time To Give Yourself Some Appreciation

Happy Thanksgiving week!! 🦃    Is it just me, or does it feel like this year has flown by?! It's hard to wrap my head around the fact the holidays are already here.   And yet, there's so much to be thankful for, including: our families, friends, God/The...

Love Note #189: Self-Sacrifice Is Not A Virtue

Love Note #189: Self-Sacrifice Is Not A Virtue

Hi Beautiful Soul, I hope you've been taking great care of yourself.   In today's Love Note, I wanted to bring up the topic of self-sacrifice and bring some awareness around where self-sacrificing tendencies may stem from.    It's an important because...

Love Note #188: Receiving Is Just As Important As Giving

Love Note #188: Receiving Is Just As Important As Giving

I was wondering, do you ever find it difficult to allow yourself to receive from others?   Personally, if someone asked me this question a handful of years ago, I would have definitely been nodding my head in agreement.   Whether someone wants to give us a...

Love Note #184: The Difference Between Selfishness And Self-Love

Love Note #184: The Difference Between Selfishness And Self-Love

Have you ever wondered why we tend to feel uncomfortable when someone says that it's important to "put yourself first"?   Perhaps it’s because society seems to teach women that putting ourselves first would be selfish.   Bred to be the nurturing ones, we’ve...

Love Note #183: Don’t Let Guilt & Shame Sabotage Self-Love

Love Note #183: Don’t Let Guilt & Shame Sabotage Self-Love

Did you know that guilt and shame can both be major saboteurs of self-love?   The reason why I wanted to cover guilt and shame today is that you might decide to finally start the process of prioritizing your needs.   And then you take that first step and...

Love Note #182: Forgiving Yourself Is An Act Of Self-Love

Love Note #182: Forgiving Yourself Is An Act Of Self-Love

Today I wanted to talk about an important aspect of self-love, and that's self-forgiveness...forgiving ourselves for our past mistakes.   It's like a vital piece of the self-love puzzle that we sometimes overlook.   Forgiving yourself can be incredibly...

Love Note #181: It’s Up To Us To Prioritize Our Well-Being

Love Note #181: It’s Up To Us To Prioritize Our Well-Being

When you think of the concept of "I Love Me More", how do you picture it in your head?   I would like to invite you to imagine that you are looking at your reflection in the mirror.   You (the person standing in front of the mirror) are in a relationship...

Love Note #180: Why You Need To Prioritize Your Well-Being

Love Note #180: Why You Need To Prioritize Your Well-Being

I felt compelled to piggy back onto last week's Love Note...when I wrote to you about unconscious social conditioning being one of the saboteurs of self-love.   It's one of those topics that really needs a whole book to unravel how this deeply-embedded social...

Love Note #178: Don’t Let This Sabotage Self-Love

Love Note #178: Don’t Let This Sabotage Self-Love

In my last Love Note, I mentioned that there are many saboteurs of self-love.   One of those saboteurs I wanted to cover with you today is unconscious social conditioning.   Did you know that most psychologists agree that we form most of our core beliefs and...

Love Note #172: Be A Role Model Of Self-Love For Our Children

Love Note #172: Be A Role Model Of Self-Love For Our Children

I hope you now know that loving yourself is not selfish.    But for some reason, when it comes to our children, that logic seems to go out the window.   If we want our children to truly feel self-worth, we need to also be role models by showing them what...

Love Note #171: Be Your Own Best Friend

Love Note #171: Be Your Own Best Friend

Are you in the habit of taking a pause to check in with yourself throughout the day?   Just imagine, if we were to consciously ask ourselves questions like "How do I feel right now?" or "What do I need in this moment?" Several times a day, we would be fostering...

How to Stop Sabotaging Self-Love

How to Stop Sabotaging Self-Love

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. We are well-versed in how to show love to others through words and actions, whether expressing love to our child, spouse, parent, or dear friend. We know how to invest in others, giving them our best.      Let’s go...

The Art of Journaling: 8 Steps To Self-Discovery and Connection

The Art of Journaling: 8 Steps To Self-Discovery and Connection

In our fast-paced, modern world, it's easy to become disconnected from ourselves amidst the constant barrage of external stimuli and distractions. However, amidst the chaos, there exists a simple yet powerful tool that can help us reconnect with our inner selves –...

Love Note #169: Receiving Is Just As Important As Giving

Love Note #169: Receiving Is Just As Important As Giving

Do you ever feel pressured to do it all. Like you have to be "superwoman" with little or no help?   Far to often, we feel we must be there for everyone else, both at work and at home, while never having learned how to say no and set boundaries.   We learned...

Love Note #168: Give Yourself A Pat On The Back

Love Note #168: Give Yourself A Pat On The Back

You know what I was thinking you deserve today?   You deserve some recognition and appreciation!   So here it comes.   1. Name at least one thing you are proud of yourself for accomplishing this week?   2. Look at the palm of your dominant hand....

Love Note #165: Celebrate All Your Wins

Love Note #165: Celebrate All Your Wins

I was wondering, when is the last time you patted yourself on the back?   It is so important to pat yourself on the back for your wins both big and small.   I know it may sound like a cheesy thing to do. But trust me, it feels really good.   I do it all...

Love Note #163: Let Go Of Shame And Reclaim Your Power

Love Note #163: Let Go Of Shame And Reclaim Your Power

Are there any stories from your past that you are too ashamed to tell anyone, even those that are closest to you?—Something that if anyone knew, you feel like you would die a little inside?   I want to share with you something that was a big epiphany for me...the...

Love Note #162: Loving Your Body Is An Act Of Self-Love

Love Note #162: Loving Your Body Is An Act Of Self-Love

Did you know that loving ourselves is more than just on an emotional or mental level, it also includes loving our bodies and taking care of them?   In a world that bombards us with unrealistic beauty standards and constantly promotes the idea that we need to look...

Love Note #161: Why You Need To Be Your Highest Priority

Love Note #161: Why You Need To Be Your Highest Priority

I wanted to ask you three very important questions.   If you were to name three people who are your highest priority, who would they be?   Next, name the person who's your very top priority.   Last question....did you list yourself as your top priority,...

Love Note #160: You Are Already Whole On Your Own

Love Note #160: You Are Already Whole On Your Own

Hey there, fabulous! Something's been tugging at my heart, and I couldn't help but scribble down my thoughts and send them your way.    So, let's talk about this notion of having someone else be your other half to complete you.   You're an extraordinary...

5 Ways We Give Our Power Away + How To Reclaim It

5 Ways We Give Our Power Away + How To Reclaim It

    Today, I wanted to share some of the ways in which we inadvertently give our power away, and how self-love can help us keep our power.   There are many subtle ways we relinquish control over our lives and allow external sources to influence our...

What Does It Mean To Take “Emotional Responsibility”?

What Does It Mean To Take “Emotional Responsibility”?

  This was once a big "aha" moment for me. I hope you find it helpful too.    Emotional responsibility is a powerful concept that has the potential to transform your life. It means realizing that no one outside of yourself is to blame for how you feel about...

Love Note #158: I Love Me More

Love Note #158: I Love Me More

Did you ever watch Sex And The City?   If so, you may remember the scene with Samantha Jones where she broke off her engagement to Smith with this famously quoted line...   "I'm gonna say the one thing you aren't supposed to say. I love you... but I love me...

Love Note # 157: Trade Perfectionism for Good Enough-ism

Love Note # 157: Trade Perfectionism for Good Enough-ism

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist?   If so, I thought you might find it helpful to learn that perfectionism, for the most part, isn’t actually the benefit that we think it is, and can even cause unnecessary stress, anxiety, and depression.   And I...

7-Steps To Being A Successful Negotiator

7-Steps To Being A Successful Negotiator

  Last week, I decided test out a local, womens-only co-working space located not too far from where I live in Atlanta.    Not only would this give me a chance to network with more women (which I find is important we all do on a regular basis), but they also...

Love Note #155: Say Goodbye To Toxic Relationships

Love Note #155: Say Goodbye To Toxic Relationships

Hi Beautiful! What an amazing day today is!  Why?  Because you are alive and present here in this world ♥️.   I hope you believe that my love, and I truly hope that others in your inner circle make you feel that way too.    Our friends, family members and...

Why Are Women Expected To Smile Even If We Don’t Feel Like It?

Why Are Women Expected To Smile Even If We Don’t Feel Like It?

  Do you ever feel compelled to smile when walking past a complete stranger, even if you really don't feel like it?   One day I became conscious of the fact that I was doing this. It was as if I automatically felt it was my responsibility to try to make random...

Love Note #153: Learning To Trust Your Intuition

Love Note #153: Learning To Trust Your Intuition

After I wrote you yesterday, I was thinking about another thing I’m grateful for about you love.   I am grateful for your intuition, that subtle, yet incredibly powerful super-computer that's programmed into your subconscious.   It’s there to give you...

Love Note #152: I’m So Grateful For You

Love Note #152: I’m So Grateful For You

What a beautiful day today is my love! There is so much to be grateful for love, don’t you agree?   What are you most grateful for today??   I for one, am grateful for you. I’m grateful for your incredible body, the temple that houses your beautiful spirit....

Love Note #150: You Deserve Your Forgiveness And Compassion

Love Note #150: You Deserve Your Forgiveness And Compassion

My Darling!!! You are such a fabulous human being!!   You've come so far from where you were before. Who you are today is not the same person you were yesterday.   You've learned so much, and have grown into a whole new version of you. You 2.0....3.0...and...

Love Note #148: You Are Incredibly Worthy My Love!

Love Note #148: You Are Incredibly Worthy My Love!

Hi Beautiful! Do you know how valuable and worthy you are? Words cannot even begin to express how precious you are.   It has nothing to do with anything outside of yourself, and everything to do with what's inside.   Unfortunately far too many of us fall...

Love Note #147: You Deserve To Be Happy!

Love Note #147: You Deserve To Be Happy!

My darling, I want you to be as happy as humanly possible. You deserve that babe! You really do.   The key is, knowing that you are the only one that can bring yourself lasting happiness.   No one can, or should be, responsible for our happiness. Just like...

Love Note #144: It’s An Honor And Privilege To Be In Your Life

Love Note #144: It’s An Honor And Privilege To Be In Your Life

Babe, anyone should feel very lucky to have YOU in their life. It truly is an honor and a privilege to have any of your time and attention.   But, I want to know, are there any folks in your life that don't make you feel like they value or respect your presence?...

Love Note #143: Your Needs Matter

Love Note #143: Your Needs Matter

Babe, I want you have everything your heart desires, and so much more. You deserve that my love, and I want to give that to you.   But in order to do that, I need you to know that your needs also matter, just like your desires do.   Do you know that babes?...

Love Note #139: Let Go Of The “Shoulds”

Love Note #139: Let Go Of The “Shoulds”

Baby doll, you deserve to have a fabulous day! I hope you will make time to do something that brings you happiness and joy.   I was wondering...do you ever let the "should's" in your life get the best of you?   As in... "I should be nice and not share how...

Love Note #138: Your Happiness Matters

Love Note #138: Your Happiness Matters

My love, I want for you all the very best that life has to offer.   So I hope you will never even contemplate setting aside your needs, your happiness, your peace, your dreams or your goals...or anything that makes you YOU, for anyone.   What you need...

Love Note #137: Don’t Take Anything Personally

Hi my sweets! You have been doing some truly incredible work on your self-love journey. I couldn't be more proud of you or admire you more. Part of loving ourselves MORE includes ushering more peace into our lives. And you deserve peace. But that's a gift only you can...

Love Note #136: You Can Do Anything You Set Your Mind To

Babe, are you familiar with the term "limiting beliefs"?    Limiting beliefs are beliefs we hold on to that limit what we can achieve in life. They are stories we tell ourselves that keep us in our comfort zone.   Beliefs like "That person is out of my...

Is Fear Hindering You From Pursuing What You Really Want?

Is Fear Hindering You From Pursuing What You Really Want?

Have you ever wanted to do something that really lit you all up inside at just the thought of it?   But then, when you started to think about the logistics of actually getting it started, you freaked out, and perhaps even gave it up, because fear got in the way?...

Love Note #133: Do What Makes You Happy

Love of my life, I'd love for you to think of three things that light you up and make you happy.   It can be as simple as cooking or listening to music, hanging with family or friends, or something bigger like traveling.   Now go do more of that.   I...

Love Note #130: Loving Yourself Has Health Benefits

Love of my life, do you ever catch yourself criticizing yourself about your appearance, your performance, your track record, etc.?   What if... next time you catch yourself in the act and you decide to consciously flip that script to think more positively about...

Love Note #120: Be Kind And Gentle With Yourself

My love, please remember to be kind and gentle with words you say to yourself.   What you say to yourself, you believe. And I love you too much to have you believing anything less the fact that you are the bomb.com!   XOXO

Love Note #118: You Are Worth So Much

Dear younger me, you are worth so much more than you believe.   At times you might doubt your abilities and your value, but trust me, you are more than enough.   Don't look for validation from others to determine your worth. Learn to love and accept yourself...

Love Note #117: Good Work Setting Boundaries

My love. I see you doing your best to compassionately set boundaries on what's yours with others and I'm so very proud of how far you've come!   I know it's not always an easy thing to do. But setting boundaries allows for healthier relationships with both...

Love Note #116: How Can I Make You Happy Today

My love, how can I make you happy today? Is it spending some time alone with a good book? Could you use a foot massage or to get out for a walk?   I just want you to feel your best babe!    Here for you always,   XOXO

Love Note #112: It’s OK To Say No

Babe, you're always so willing to give your time to be there for others when something is asked of you. And I admire that about you so so much.   But please remember that it's OK to say no when that's what you feel like saying.   It really is!   XOXO...

Love Note #110: You Deserve Kindness And Compassion

Dear Me,   I know that I haven't always treated you with the loving kindness you deserved from me. But that was before I was aware of the incredible importance of self-love.   I promise to be kind and compassionate with you in my thoughts, words and my...

Love Note #109: You Are Already Whole

Babe, I hope you know by now that you don't need anyone else to complete you.    You are already whole.    Please don't let movies, fairy tales, outside pressure or today's social norms lead you to believe otherwise.   Affirm with me today "I am whole"....

Love Note #108: You Deserve To Be Happy Every Day

My sweets, you deserve to be so incredibly happy, each and every day.   Want to know how to get there? It's for you to prioritize your own happiness, because the only person that's responsible for your happiness is you.   When you choose to practice...

Love Note# 107: You Are Perfect Just As You Are

Baby doll, you are fabulous. You are divine. You are perfect just the way you are.   I see you my love, and I appreciate every. single. thing. about you.   Just thought you should know!   XOXO

Love Note #106: You Inspire Me

Hi beautiful soul!   Have I ever told you how incredibly inspired I am by you?   I'm so very proud of you and the wonderful person you are.   There is nothing you can do to make me love you more.   XOXO

Love Note #105: Your Body Is Your Sacred Temple

Hellooooo my sweet love!    I hope your body is feeling relaxed, rested and ready for a wonderful week ahead.   Speaking of "body", your body is a sacred temple, a temple that houses your spirit...your stunningly beautiful soul.   So please don't forget...

Love Note #104: I Can’t Wait To Spend Time With You

Hey babes, I love you so much!! I was wondering, could we spend some time together today? Pretty please?   Whether it's journaling, meditating, a walk out in nature, or just a bit of quiet time . Would just love some connection time with you my sweets.  ...

Love Note #103: Giving You The Gift Of Peace

My darling, you deserve to have a life filled to the BRIM with happiness, abundance and peace....so much peace.   I know that others have wronged you in the past, and perhaps you've let it go. But in your heart, have you truly forgiven?   By forgiving...

Love Note #102: You Light Up My Life

Babe, perhaps you've heard the quote: “What other people think of you really isn’t any of your business"?   What a wonderful reminder that what you think of yourself is all that matters.   Keep shing that magical, mystical, beautiful light of yours my love!...

Love Note #101: You’ll Always Be My Number One

Babe, I know I might not have always made you feel like you are my number one. But I hope you feel it now.   I truly hope you know it deep down to the very depths of your soul.   You matter more than words can even describe. I promise to honor, value and...

Love Note #100: You Deserve To Receive Love Too

Hi my love! Did you know that one of the things I absolutely adore about you is how giving you are?   You are so generous with your time, your gifts and resources, and are always willing to help when someone asks.   But babe, did you know that it’s just as...

Love Note #99: My Love For You Is Strong

Good day sweetness!  I was wondering if you’ve ever come across this beautiful quote by Rupi Kaur…   “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.”   As you love yourself more, you will find that some relationship dynamics will also be altered....

Love Note #98: I’m Your Biggest Admirer

You are so very beautiful inside and out!   I couldn’t be more proud of the amazing human being you are.   The universe only made one you for a reason.   Let your light shine bright today my love!   I’ll just be here, admiring you always.  ...

Love Note #97: Give Yourself Your Love Too

Hi my beautiful sunshine!   I hope you will always remember that you that you can, and should, give yourself the same love that you hope to receive from others.   That can look like:   Buying yourself flowers, jewelry or any type of gift you’d love to...

Love Note #96: To Thine Own Self Be True

Hi baby doll! You are so very special and so very loved. I hope you feel all the love I have for you today.   As you move into this new week, I wanted to remind you of this beautiful quote “To thine own self be true”, written by Shakespeare for his play Hamlet....

Love Note #95: You Make Make My Heart Sing

Good day my gorgeous!    I’m feeling great today because every time I think of you, it makes my heart sing.    Now I get why 67% of lyrics in every song, every decade since the '60s, are about love.   On that note, (Get it?), I’m going to sing you a few lines of my...

Love Note #94: Be Your Highest Priority

My love, I felt compelled to remind you today not to forget that you need to be your highest priority.   You've always been so amazing at looking out for everyone else. But who's looking out for you babes?   Self-sacrifice doesn't do anyone any good in the...

Love Note #93: Be Good To Yourself

Hey Babe!  I wanted to remind you that you deserve kindness, understanding, support, and encouragement... and who better to give yourself these things, than YOU?   Did you know studies show that when we turn our love and compassion inward, we experience more happiness...

Love Note #92: Marinate In The Beautiful Feeling Of Your Love

Sweet love of mine, I wanted to remind you today that love is the greatest power there is in the universe.   I hope you allow that beautiful love you have in your heart to flow into everything you do, say or think, because love can be incredibly transformational....

Love Note #91: You Are A Beautiful Person Inside And Out

When I think of you babe, my heart fills with so much love and appreciation.   Not only are you an absolute rock star of a human being, you are a truly beautiful person inside and out. There is not a single thing that I would change about you.   I hope you...

Love Note #90: Love Is A Powerful Force

My love, I hope you are feeling all the love I send your way each day in the form of these Love Notes.   As I was writing to you today, I wondered, have you ever sat down to really ponder how powerful of a force love is?   I thought you might appreciate this...

Love Note #89: You Are A Wonderful Human Being

Hi my sweets! I hope you know by now how absolutely precious you are.  You deserve to live a life that lights you up, each and every day!   Walk away from the things that don’t serve you. Don’t allow anyone to devalue you. Stand up for what you’re worth. Don't be...

Love Note #88: You Are Worthy Just As You Are

Beautiful love of mine, you are more valuable than anything money can buy.   You don’t need anything outside of yourself to be valuable or worthy. You don’t need a big title, a house to keep up with the Jones’s, designer clothes, a fancy car…   My love,...

Love Note #87: Loving Yourself Is Good For Your Health

Good day my sweets! My heart is filled with so much love for you! I truly hope you feel it.   Oh! And I wanted to let you that every single one of us makes mistakes. That’s part of being human.   Did you know that scientific research uncovered that when we...

Love Note #86: I Love Every Inch Of My Body

My dearest love, I just want you to know that I love you fully, inside and out…no matter what you wear, how your hair is styled or what kind of mood you wake up in!   Speaking of clothing…did you know that keeping old clothing in our closet that hasn’t fit us for...

7 Ideas To Improve Your Work Week

7 Ideas To Improve Your Work Week

  Do you ever get the "Sunday Scaries" when thinking about the week you have ahead of you?    Recently I was asked by the award-winning, career-coaching company, Career Benders, to write one of their weekly "Don't Let Monday Ruin Your Sunday" email...

How To Set Boundaries And Protect Your Peace

How To Set Boundaries And Protect Your Peace

  As a bred people-pleaser, boundary setting has been one of my biggest challenges in life.   That’s why, when I feel myself slipping and leaving my boundaries vulnerable, I remember that I must make a conscious effort to be aware of my boundaries and defend...

How Your Beliefs Can Prevent You From Thriving In Life

How Your Beliefs Can Prevent You From Thriving In Life

  "The meaning that you give an event is the belief that attracted it." - Dr. Joe Vitale   Are you aware of the term “limiting beliefs”?   When I discovered what this was, it was one of the biggest “aha” moments of my adult life.   As someone who...

The Benefits Of Owning Your Whole Story

The Benefits Of Owning Your Whole Story

  Why do we feel that it's necessary to hide who we are? Why do we behave like actors on the stage of our very own lives?   I do believe we all have a story to tell. But if what we share is not the real story, the entire story, the...

Why It’s Important To Invest Your Money In Yourself

Why It’s Important To Invest Your Money In Yourself

  When you love a person, you make time for them. You speak kindly to them. You do nice things for them. You want them to feel worthy and know how much you love them. You do things for them to bring them happiness.   You deserve the same love and kindness...

The Benefits of Putting Boundaries On Texting

The Benefits of Putting Boundaries On Texting

  I had been dating someone for a month or so that I really liked a lot. From the very beginning of our relationship, he showed his character and consistency. He communicated regularly. He didn’t leave me hanging.   This was a welcomed change from some of my...

Quietude: The Importance of Connecting With Ourselves

Quietude: The Importance of Connecting With Ourselves

  We have all seen a group of people sitting together in a restaurant waiting for their meal - and everyone is on their phone. Maybe we’ve even done this ourselves when we’re out with friends or family.   Or, in any moment of inactivity, our first instinct...

Self-Love Is Not Enough: How to Love Yourself MORE

Self-Love Is Not Enough: How to Love Yourself MORE

  I enjoy talking to women (and men!) practically every day about the importance of self-love. Learning to love myself absolutely saved my life.   Each of us is on our own journey to find the kindness, self-compassion, and self-forgiveness we need to love...

Ten Ways We Keep Ourselves From Being Happy

Ten Ways We Keep Ourselves From Being Happy

  Is it important that we prioritize our happiness?   Seems like an easy enough question, right?   Being happy results in living a fuller, more rewarding life, every single day through the experience of satisfaction, enjoyment, and meaning.  ...

I Can’t Believe This Day (My Book Launch) Is Finally Here!!

I Can’t Believe This Day (My Book Launch) Is Finally Here!!

    Today is the launch of my new book “I Love Me More: How To Find Happiness And Success Through Self-Love“! I have this incredible feeling now - like everything I have overcome has brought me to this important moment.   It feels like my soul is...

How “Nice Girl” Syndrome Can Lead To Self-Abandonment

How “Nice Girl” Syndrome Can Lead To Self-Abandonment

  Sometimes in our attempts to be nice to other people, we abandon ourselves, which causes more harm to ourselves than we realize.    This is quite problematic, especially because it mostly plagues women. Let me explain how.   We want to be considerate of...

Do We Allow Guilt to Sabotage Our Self-Love?

Do We Allow Guilt to Sabotage Our Self-Love?

  Do you make decisions in your life based upon your best interests?   Or do you sometimes make decisions that are not in your best interest due to feelings of guilt that may arise?   For example, let’s say a friend asks for help after work with her...

Six Signs You Are In A Toxic Relationship

Six Signs You Are In A Toxic Relationship

  The word "toxic" is thrown about a lot these days: toxic workplaces, toxic masculinity, toxic positivity, toxic relationships.   In using the word "toxic," are we being overly dramatic in how we characterize our relationships? What happened to simply being...

How Self-Love Can Help Women Progress In the Workplace

How Self-Love Can Help Women Progress In the Workplace

  Many years ago, I was hired as a business development manager for a tech consulting company based in Silicon Valley.  The company had been recently acquired by a larger firm based in India.  The new President had just flown in from India to visit the California...

Taking Care of Yourself First is Not Selfish

Taking Care of Yourself First is Not Selfish

      At a young age, I was taught that my value was determined by how well I took care of the needs and feelings of others, by how much I pleased others. I was taught that self-sacrifice was a virtue.   Maybe this happened to you also?   By...

Ladies, It’s Time For Us To Be Power-FULL

Ladies, It’s Time For Us To Be Power-FULL

  Can women be powerful?   Hell yes we can!   For my ladies, we have a complicated relationship with the words “power” and “powerful.”   If we are seen as ambitious and powerful, we can be targeted in a negative way for these traits.   While...

Why Organizing Your Home Is A Powerful Form Of Self-Care

Why Organizing Your Home Is A Powerful Form Of Self-Care

  January 14th is the annual “Organize Your Home Day.”   We are fresh off the holidays. For many, this season brought us an influx of presents and toys, food and drink, visitors and overnight house guests. The holiday decorations may be overstaying their...

I Love Me More Than I Love You

I Love Me More Than I Love You

  Do you recall the moment when you learned a hard truth about someone you loved?   Maybe you realized that the person you loved was not good for you. Or you understood that, no matter how much you gave to the relationship, you would never receive what you...

If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going

If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going

  I am lucky to be alive. Living into my 20s was a near miracle, let alone seeing the year 2022.   I’m living proof that, even though trauma can scar us deeply, we can survive. We can thrive.   There is an innate power in all of us that, when we embrace...

Kick Start Your 2022 Goals By Filling Your Power Container

Kick Start Your 2022 Goals By Filling Your Power Container

  January is named for Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings.   2022 has begun, and we leave 2021 behind with hope for a fresh start.   We hold hope for growth, connection, and adventure. We renew our commitments to taking better care of our...

Do You Respond Or React?

Do You Respond Or React?

  To respond or react, that is the question. How you answer that may have bigger consequences for your life than you might even be aware of.   When someone behaves a certain way towards you, how you respond is always under your control.   But if instead...

How A Reformed People-Pleaser Learned To Set Boundaries

How A Reformed People-Pleaser Learned To Set Boundaries

  For those of us who were raised by narcissists or mentally and/or physically abusive parents, boundary setting is something that we have to consciously work on because it does not come naturally.   Patterns Formed During Childhood   You see, as...

Relationships Are A Reflection Of Yourself

Relationships Are A Reflection Of Yourself

  Did you know that relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself?   I thought I was one of those people who had done a good job at my self development work over the years...like I had it all figured out.   And then the universe...

Unleash The Power Of Tuning Into Your Instincts

Unleash The Power Of Tuning Into Your Instincts

Do you ever have that little voice or a subtle feeling that comes up at certain times such as when you need to make a choice about something?   If so, what do you tend to do at those moments?  Do you trust it 100% and go with it?  Or do you tend to "think"...

This Person Has The Power To Change Your Life Forever

This Person Has The Power To Change Your Life Forever

  Everything you need to achieve anything you want in life is within you.   Your life is a reflection of all the choices you’ve made up until this point...your job, your relationships, your education, your wealth, your well being, your fitness...   When...

Is Self-Love Key To Getting More Women To Apply For Jobs?

Is Self-Love Key To Getting More Women To Apply For Jobs?

  Did you know that despite all the efforts human resources departments across the world are doing to try diversify their workforce to be more gender inclusive, women tend to disqualify themselves before even applying for an open position?   That’s right!...

What Is Female Empowerment Anyway?

What Is Female Empowerment Anyway?

  As a Gen Xer, this term had a negative connotation for me until recently. The perception I had for most of my life was that female empowerment was some kind of anti-male movement.  And since “anti-male” never resonated with me, I was never drawn to anything...

Vision Board Worksheet

Vision Board Worksheet

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