Values

May 2, 2018

Is Motivation JUST An Inside Job? 3 Ways That Your Environment Affects Your Success

What really motivates you? Do things that nudge you into action come from something outside of you, or are you motivated strictly by your inner wisdom? We all have varying degrees of inner and outer motivation. But which one is more significant? Sometimes answering that question feels like that age-old debate about “nature vs. environment.” Sure, inner and outer influences both matter. But which one is ultimately more important? I personally lean harder towards intrinsic motivation. […]
April 24, 2018

Is “Hustle” Really Necessary? 3 Signs That You’re Pushing Too Hard For Your Own Good

Seems like you can’t get online these days without seeing some guru talking about the “hustle.” The message seems to be that if you want to build something big, you’ve got to give it ALL up. Things like sleeping. Eating. Health. Family. Oh, and of course, your sanity. But is there a middle ground? Can you reach your full potential without burying yourself under a ton of exhaustion? In other words, is the HUSTLE really […]
April 13, 2018

Are You Too Nice To Say ‘No’? 4 Ways To Recover From Chronic People-Pleasing

Let’s be real–as a woman, I bet at some point you’ve fallen into the “people pleaser” trap. You know, those moments where everyone looks to you for answers, assistance, and support…and somehow, your answer is always YES? That’s what I’m talking about. For example, in your community, are you always being called on to join this committee, take on that project, or donate your time? In the small town that I call home, I’m continually […]
November 22, 2017

How to Not Lose Your S**t With Your Kids

Being a parent is hard work. Besides the physical exhaustion that accompanies keeping them alive (the constant eating!) our hearts, souls and feelers can get a bit beat up, too. I aspire to be a kind, compassionate mother who patiently listens to her children when they’re struggling. I want to listen with my ears and my heart because being a kid is hard work, too. I want to help them know that whatever they’re feeling […]