How Low Self-Confidence Will Cost You Thousands

low self confidence

Every year we have the opportunity to start with a fresh slate. The New Year yawns before us, brimming with opportunity and new beginnings. Whether or not we consciously make resolutions for the coming year, most of us have a sense of what we want to achieve for the year. According to a 2012 Harris…  Continue Reading

10 Clues That You’re An Extroverted Introvert

Extroverted Introvert

I love spending time with my friends, but I’m often the first to go home. I’m fulfilled by my work as a personal coach, but after a coaching session with someone, I feel exhausted. Sometimes I’m really lonely and claustrophobic working from home, but when I go out, I’m quickly ready to go back home. Although I test as an…  Continue Reading

Feeling Down? 10 Thinking Patterns That Can Make You Depressed

Feeling Down

The past couple of months have not been my best. I lost my brother unexpectedly and tragically, and a few days later my father-in-law passed away. Around the same time, there were some other family events that were upsetting, stirring up painful and difficult memories. More recently, I slipped and fell on a sheet of…  Continue Reading

How To Find A Career You Love in 2017

Career You Love

If I had gone another year doing the same thing, I think I would have chewed my foot off. That’s how I was feeling during the fall of 2008 when my oldest child was entering her senior year of high school. I’d spent the last several years supporting her dream to become a ballet dancer,…  Continue Reading

Procrastination Help: A 12-Step Recovery Program For Taking Action

Procrastination Help

“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” ~Christopher Parker We all procrastinate. I procrastinated starting this post. I checked my emails, looked at Facebook, filled my coffee cup, and got something to eat. In this age of constant distractions, we are tempted to procrastinate more than…  Continue Reading

Reach Your Personal Goals With These 21 Power Habits

Personal goals

Here’s the thing: the most successful people have defined their personal goals and have developed positive daily habits to help them reach these goals. They don’t wait for life to present them with opportunities for success. They create opportunities and expect success. They have a vision, and they’ve plotted out the daily, weekly, and monthly…  Continue Reading

How to Make Good Habits Stick: 7 Secrets From Research

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get so much done? When they say, ”I’m going to…” start exercising, eat healthy, get organized, read more, etc., you know that they’re going to make it happen. But when you try to go after similar goals, it’s a different story. You might be able to…  Continue Reading

8 Ways To Cope In Abusive Relationships

Abusive Relationships

You can’t believe you’re in this situation. How did it happen? Everything was so great in the beginning. You were so in love. You were such a great couple together. But then things started to change. The cruel comments. The controlling behaviors. The subtle threats. The one person in the world who is supposed to love…  Continue Reading

New Book Release: How to Recognize the Patterns of Narcissism, Manipulation, and Control

Signs of Emotional Abuse

New Book Release Today:  Signs of Emotional Abuse: How to Recognize the Patterns of Narcissism, Manipulation, and Control in Your Love Relationship Do you know the signs of emotional abuse in a relationship? Do you wonder if your partner’s behavior is acceptable or normal? You may not have a black eye. You haven’t been pushed…  Continue Reading

Freelance Writing Jobs: How To Start And Where To Find Lucrative Gigs

Freelance Writing Jobs

Do you love to write? Do you wish you could write more? Would you like to get paid for your writing? If you answered “yes” to some or all of these questions, here’s one more for you: what’s been holding you back? For a long time, I didn’t think of myself as a “writer.” Sure,…  Continue Reading

10 Ways To Cultivate Emotional Maturity

Emotional Maturity

If you’ve ever hung around a toddler or a teenager for any length of time, you know what emotional immaturity looks like. If the toddler doesn’t get her way, she might scream, stomp, and fall on the floor in a fit of rage and frustration. Toddlers have very few filters preventing them from expressing their…  Continue Reading

Do You Lack Social Skills? 20 Basics You Need To Master

Social Skills

One of my earliest memories is one when I was about five years old, having Sunday lunch with my sister and mother. We were all dressed up for church, and afterward, my mom had taken us to a “white tablecloth” restaurant. She was teaching us how to cut meat, holding the fork and knife properly,…  Continue Reading

22 Cool Things To Buy As Gifts This Holiday Season

cool things to buy

Here it comes again. Before you toss out the pumpkin and polish off the Halloween candy, the Christmas and Hanukkah season is upon us. At least it is according to the retailers who begin splashing seasonal decor and sales offers from storefronts to your inbox before November 1st. Most of us would rather fully enjoy that…  Continue Reading

99 Career Quotes To Inspire Passionate Work

work quotes

The alarm clocks blares. You roll over, switch it off, and try to wake up. What day is it? Oh yeah — another work day. It’s time to get up, get dressed, and start moving. When it hits you that it’s time to get up for work, what’s your immediate reaction? Do you feel dread? Anxiety?…  Continue Reading