People Pleaser? How To Release The Need To Please

People pleaserWhen I was a younger woman, I wanted everyone to like me.

I was motivated by the positive reinforcement I received when making others happy, and I felt my worthiness was connected to pleasing.

Disappointing people, making them angry, or going against what other’s deemed acceptable was deeply uncomfortable for me. So I tried hard… Continue Reading…

Change Your Life With My 4 Personal Decisions

Change Your LifeOnce upon a time, I was one of those people who thought I could ruminate or think my way out of a problem or toward a change in life.

I spent a lot of time in my head considering what I did and didn’t want for my life and how I wanted to make… Continue Reading…

Setting Goals: How To Achieve Them In The New Year

medium_4613685352Do you plan to set goals for the coming year?

If so, you’re in good company. According to research recently published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology, nearly half of all Americans usually set New Year’s resolutions and another 17% sometimes set them.

Every year we have high hopes for achieving our goals, making our… Continue Reading…

Feeling Stressed Out? 10 Ways To Relieve Stress

stressed outYou check the balance in your bank account and see you don’t have enough to cover this month’s bills.

Your boss hands you yet another project to complete by the end of the week, on top of the stack already piled on your desk.

Your spouse has just announced he’s going out-of-town and all three… Continue Reading…

25 Best Self-Improvement Blog Posts Of 2013

25 Best Self-Improvement Blog Posts of 2013There are just a few more weeks left in 2013.

In these last days of the year, I find myself reflecting on all I’ve accomplished and learned over the past 12 months and how I’ve changed and grown as a person.

Since I started my blog several years ago, my inner journey has been chronicled… Continue Reading…

The Secret To Finding Meaning In Life

The Secret To Finding Meaning In LifeEvery morning you get out of bed, drink your coffee, tend to your tasks, go to work, interact with your family and friends, then come home and do it all over again. Day after day.

There is some variation.You’ll have days that are exciting and passionate. Others are boring and monotonous. Sometimes you feel… Continue Reading…