Why You Need to Show Up for Your Life

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We all have lofty dreams and ambitions that sometimes seem unreachable. You have always wanted to own your own restaurant, but right now you are struggling to get by, working long hours as a waitress. You’ve always wanted to write a book, yet you are so exhausted from your office job that you don’t have the energy or motivation to write in the evenings. You’ve always wanted to travel, but somehow you’ve gotten stuck in the cycle of working, paying bills, and having very little time or money for much else.

We all have times where we feel like we … Read More

My 10 Ways to Stop Worry, Stress, and Anxiety


I have always been a worrier.

I worry about the future. I worry about what people think of me. I worry about things I need to get done. When I was in college, I would worry so much about tests and deadlines that I would literally make myself sick — coming down with a cold or flu after my exam or presentation.  As a perfectionist, I’m great at overthinking and worrying!

Since I am a very health-conscious person, I realize that all of this stress is absolutely not good for a person. Over the last year or so, I … Read More

Monday Self Care Challenge: Rediscover the Ritual of Reading

Reading is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You can learn things about exotic places and historic times. You can escape your own life and run away with fictional characters. You can be inspired, and surprised, and enthralled.

But when was the last time you read an actual book (not a magazine, blog post, article, or bedtime story) cover to cover? For many of us, life happens and we forget to indulge in the ritual of reading. We may quickly scan news articles and blog posts, but we rarely take the time to indulge in a novel. By all means, keep … Read More

Learning to Accept a Compliment

Accepting a compliment can be just plain awkward. Should you tell them that you they are really pretty too? Should you blush humbly and wave away their compliment? Should you smile and say, “Thanks, but I haven’t washed my hair in three days!”

Learning to accept a compliment is a life skill that is important in conveying self confidence and necessary for daily interactions. I am currently reading “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes (writer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal), in which, in one chapter, she tackles the idea of what it means to be able to accept a compliment. … Read More