I have a confession to make. I have been cocooning since June to grow and transform into a better version of myself.
One of the things I learned late in life is that a life lived without vision leads to a life without direction, passion, purpose or significance.
🙋🏽♀️I decided to stop trying to control my destiny through my actions. My choices. My decisions. My planning.
I am SO GRATEFUL to have been able to enjoy another year of life and celebrate my birthday!! Although this past year included some BIG disappointments, I’ve learned more about myself (my strengths and weaknesses) and I’ve grown SO much through leadership pain and pressure. I am convinced the things that occurred in my life this past year did not happen to me–they happened for me. For my growth AND my good!!
The Pursuit of Happiness
After almost 43 years, I have finally cracked the code for living an abundant life—a life FULL of happiness/joy, health, success, and prosperity. But it may not be what you may think.
He’s always there. Lurking in the shadows. Glaring. Staring. Blaming and blaring.
So I asked:
THE BIG VOICE IN MY HEAD
I’d like to tell you a story. This story is about a little girl who had a big dream of becoming a writer. She wanted her words to inspire, encourage and give hope to the heart of every reader who came across her written words. But there was this one BIG problem, the gremlin. You see the gremlin was the loud, mean, nasty and demeaning voice she always heard inside of her head. It would always say things to her such as:
Feeling Stuck in Life
Over the past few weeks, I have spoken to SO many women who have expressed feeling stuck in life. Feeling ‘stuck’ in life is when you feel you’re unable to achieve the desired progress, results, success, goals or outcomes in some area of your personal or professional life. So how does one get unstuck?
Whether it’s your relationships, emotional well-being, finances or work-life, feeling stuck paralyzes you from making the progress you desire. And this inability to move forward in life causes you to feel discouraged, discontent, disappointed, devastated, distraught and maybe even distressed. So how do you get unstuck?
Are your relationships winning?
I’m so happy to share part two of our relationship series on how to have winning relationships. Last week I shared about ’emotional bids’, the fundamental unit of how we seek out connection with others. (If you haven’t read Part One of the series you can check it out here.)
To refresh your memory, we talked about verbal bids (questions, invitations) and nonverbal bids for connection (hugs, gestures and facial expressions, smiles etc.) In this post, I’d like to talk a little bit about how we respond to bids for connection. Because how we respond to others can serve to either help our relationships, or hurt them. Check out these three responses to bids.