Archives for July 2011

Supercharge Good Self-Care Practices

Supercharging your good self-care practices is not just about getting the occasional manicure, massage or facial.  Although, I’m certainly not opposed to these sweet indulgences! photo credit: dMap Travel Guideimage There are as many ways to practice good self- care as there are ripples in the ocean.  Unfortunately, most women overlook what it takes to build the foundation of good self-care. Taking care of yourself is not just the things you do for yourself, it's also about taking good care of what you feel deep inside. You can start by clearing away the fog from the mirror so you can see and begin to appreciate who you really are. Here are a few ways you can begin to supercharge good self-care practices: Trust your instincts … [Read more...]

Step Out Boldly with Confidence, Courage and Clarity

You can easily learn to live with confidence, courage and clarity by simply putting into practice some new ways of thinking about the messages you've internalized that prevent you from living life to the fullest. Imagine constantly hearing the message, "children should be seen and not heard"?  That's a message that shuts down creativity, self-expression and pushes your confidence level down deeper than a ship sunken at the bottom of the ocean. I certainly heard that along with a lot of other limiting messages.  But, the good news is I no longer carry the burden of limitation, doubt and fear. And, you don't have to either. You may not have experienced such a shut down as this but many people have. And that ultimately leads to a … [Read more...]

How to Build Resilient Relationships

The most important relationship you'll ever have is the one you have with yourself. Relationships with partners, family, friends and colleagues all hinge on the one you develop with yourself. When your inner relationship suffers, all other connections fall short of being as effective as they could be. For example: Feeling undeserving will prevent you from experiencing the joy and happiness you are worthy of. Fearfulness keeps you stuck and connected to people and behaviors that create negativity and doubt into your life. You may allow others to make decisions for you based on a faulty belief that your ideas and thoughts will be rejected. A strong foundation of confidence and self-worth are the building blocks to … [Read more...]