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Are You An Empath?

I am an empath.  That’s the good and bad news.  The good part of being an empath is that I am very attuned to how people are feeling…. sometimes even before they even say a word.  The bad news is that before I knew I had this skill set, I was taking on everyone else’s stress,…

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Do You Ask For Help?

Are you reluctant to ask for help? Often times we think that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Or incompetence. Or a lack of independence.  We think that if we ask for help we might be bothering others. Or we think that someone will judge us for not knowing how to do it ourselves.  But…

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Permission To Have Fun

For the first time in almost 20 years, my adult siblings and I took a vacation together.  While we do get together for big events, it was quite the feat to get us all together for an ACTUAL vacation.  My eldest brother planned and hosted the trip for the four of us and our partners, and it was…

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Trust Yourself

Do you trust yourself? Or do you find you are always looking to others for validation? Do you feel the need to discuss every little thing before making a decision? It is really common for people to stop trusting themselves after something went wrong.  It might be the loss of a job. A breakup. A series of unlucky circumstances.  Or…

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Are You Listening To Your Body?

Yesterday, I had too much stress. It wasn’t any one thing, in particular, I just had too much on my mind, and it was creating stress in my body. It began with a very slight headache behind my left eye, and then a general feeling of tightness all over my body.  When I was a busy…

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Plugging Back In

I am back from vacation.  23 days.9 cities.6 flights.2 car rentals.1 train.Ubers/Taxis and a LOT of walking. It was a great vacation. It was the perfect blend of family, friends, and alone time with my husband. Our intention was to get away and completely unplug from work and our normal routines. I am happy to…

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1/4 Life Crisis

A few weeks ago, I did a podcast episode on navigating through a  Mid-Life Crisis.  We have a tendency to think that “Mid-Lifers” corner the market on crises, but this is a feeling we ALL go through when we are forced to re-evaluate or recalibrate something BIG in our lives.  Transitions and resets are not unique to…

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Empty Nesting

It has been two weeks since I became an Empty Nester, and I have to admit, it feels really weird. On the one hand, I am super proud of my youngest daughter for going off to college. On the other hand, I find myself walking in circles thinking that I have forgotten something. I forgot my…

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Make Yourself a Priority

Why is it so hard to prioritize ourselves?? It is probably because we were told that taking care of ourselves was selfish.  But Self-Care is not selfish, it is necessary! We think that if we put everyone else’s needs first, there will be some kind of reward. Like a gold medal? Or a Fairy Godmother to take care…

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Learning To Celebrate Yourself

I just celebrated another birthday.  Not a big one… just another year around the sun.  Birthdays have always been complicated for me. Not so much the aging process, but the expectation that my birthday should have something special or magical about it.  But in the same breath, I don’t want anyone to make a fuss, so…