Seven Tips to Feel More Confident

It's hard out there being human. We're bombarded with messages that tell us we're not good enough, and we often end up believing it, too, in the name of someone making a buck. I used to walk with slumped shoulders because I felt guilty for being tall, and didn't want to make others uncomfortable with

Why You Have to Love Yourself to Get the Things You Want

It all starts with loving yourself. Did you wince? Does self love make you uncomfortable? Does it feel vain and self- absorbed? Does the thought of looking into your own eyes in the mirror and saying "I love you" make you want to hurl? I get it, and I felt like this for a long

What to Do When You Backslide on the Way to Your Goals

Perhaps you’re practicing mindful drinking and you slip up and drink your feelings and two bottles of wine. Maybe you’re working on loving yourself and you’re internal dialogue is rife with bullying all day long. You might be welcoming in healthy, loving relationships, and you decide to phone up your toxic ex. You’re trying to

Feeling Pandemic Fatigued? Try These Tips to Get Out of a Funk

We're coming up on the one year anniversary of global lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, and many of us are fatigued. Zoom fatigue, pandemic fatigue, virtual chat fatigued, people are over it. So many of us feel depleted, tired of re-living the same groundhog day over and over again. People are drinking more, seeking

Eleven Ways to Make the End of Winter More Fun

This time of year always holds so much promise, but tends to drag on as we dream of flowering trees and days at the beach. This year, especially, with lockdown restrictions just easing up, many of us are feeling especially cooped up and are ready for a change of seasons. Here are ten ways to

A Message and Reminder When Your Spirits are Down

It's ok to feel sad, tired, or worn out right now. It's ok if you're struggling, or if the days all seem to bleed together. It's ok if you can't always see the light at the end of the tunnel. The light is always there in the distance, but some days the fog makes it

How to Make and Keep Your New Years Resolutions This Year

Ah, New Years resolutions. We make them, break them, and keep coming back for more. Some avoid them altogether, while others dive headfirst into lofty goals and then face inevitable disappointment when their goals are impossible to meet. 2020 has been an exceptional year. As a self proclaimed optimist, I have struggled this year to

16 Ways to Find More Joy and Feel Happier During The Pandemic

This pandemic can be overwhelming. This winter feels like the last leg of a long run. We’re tired, tempted to give up, and yet we know how much better we’ll feel if we just stick to it and finish.  Many of us won’t be seeing family this holiday, and while we see the light at

15 Ways to Beat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) This Winter

*obligatory disclaimer that I am not a doctor or licensed psychologist, and the following information is based on personal experience and research If you dread winter because you associate it with a particularly low mood, you might be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder, or, SAD. Most people in Northern climates experience some version of the winter blues.

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." -Maya Angelou If only I'd known then what I know now... As I reflect on my twenties, which are officially behind me, I don't regret the mistakes I made. The wasted nights, erm, wasted. The guys dressed head-to-toe in