Posts Tagged as scared

Fear + Excitement = Winning Combo

A COUPLE years ago, Melissa and I were walking through a village in Belize on our way to breakfast. While talking about where we planned to go hiking that day, Melissa pointed out that the trails were behind a place that offered a zip lining tour through the jungle. "What do ...

How To Take Care of Yourself in Trying Times

My heart hurts. It hurts for the suffering in the world. It hurts for the way we're treating one another. It hurts for people who desperately want to escape dangerous and war-torn places. It hurts for those injured or killed by terrorists on our land and elsewhere. It hurts for ...

Your Inner Critic Is a Loving Liar

A client and I were having a celebration on our call this week. She had accomplished a feat that, before, would have been nearly impossible because her inner critic ruled the roost. For years, she believed the lies: "You don't have anything of value to offer." "No one cares what you have to ...

The Road to Peace Is Lined with Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful thing. The more you're in touch with all there is to be grateful for in your life, the more likely you are to experience joy on a regular basis. You've probably heard the idea of keeping a gratitude journal, where you write three or five things you're grateful ...

Are You Fed by the “Fix”?

On a client call, Mary* talks to me about her desire to broaden her photography skills as a way of expressing her creativity. "I really love taking pictures, and people often comment on how good I am at it. The idea of diving deeper into this hobby gets me really excited!" This ...

It’s OK To Be Needy… Right?

In just over a week, we will no longer be homeowners. It's surreal, exciting, terrifying, relieving, and sad. We'll become apartment dwellers again, at least temporarily, before embarking on our cross-country, RV adventure. It can sometimes feel like we're going backwards, that is until I remember that my dream is ...

Ya Gotta Do You

Melissa and I are in the process of finalizing a move that many people in our lives are baffled by. We own a lovely home, in a great neighborhood, in a highly-coveted seacoast town. And we're selling it. So we can get an RV. To live in full-time and travel ...

Brené Brown Would Be Proud!

Well, that was unexpected. It's a topic I haven't spoken on much, at least publicly. I certainly hadn't shared so much of myself and my journey with it. I also hadn't given much thought to how vulnerable it might be to lead a webinar on weight loss. And I sure as shit ...

It’s SZA Time!

Last night, my best bud, Christina, and I went to a Zumba/Barre combo class at a local studio. Having never tried either activity, we were both nervous. What if we suck? What if everyone else is really good? What if we hate it? As we sat outside the studio waiting to ...

Challenge: Ask for Help

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about stepping out of your comfort zone and diving into some Stretch Zone Adventures (SZA) in regards to taking risks and doing something that feels a little scary. A powerful SZA that sounds simple, but is actually super challenging, is asking for what you ...

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