Castles and Masquerade Parties

This morning I was reflecting on my personal growth journey. When I look back at who I was growing up, I am unrecognizable. My thoughts and dreams are so different from when I was a little girl. I grew up in a home where performance and perfectionism were required for love and acceptance. That lead…

3 Tips for Building Sexual Intimacy in Your Relationship

Great sex doesn’t just happen. It takes time to learn your partner’s desires and turn-ons.  It also takes time to understand and acknowledge your partner’s mindset about sex. Men and women are wired differently, and it’s important to take those differences into consideration. One of the most significant roadblocks to great sex is the inability…

Journaling for Self-Discovery

Last year, I joined a six-week boot camp that a coaching friend was putting on. I agreed to join the group because I wanted to support her, but little did I know the fire that would be ignited in my soul. I have always been a proponent of personal development. I have been an avid…

10 Simple Ways to Experience More Pleasure In Your Life

Life just keeps getting busier and busier.  If we are not intentional about experiencing pleasure or joy in our life, we will miss out on all of the little things in life that make life so wonderful! Being mindful of the things that bring us pleasure is the first step to actually experiencing more pleasure…

5 Tips for Self-Discovery

Many people would rather watch television or spend time with people they don’t like to avoid being alone. The fear of being alone or experiencing loneliness is a topic we don’t often discuss openly. If we own up to feeling lonely, we might be perceived as being weak or vulnerable.   In our technology-rich society,…

Building Intimacy Through Journaling

As a coach, I use the tool of journaling with my clients all of the time. It can help build confidence as we build a history of things we have faced and triumphed over. It can reveal patterns of how we self-sabotage and limit ourselves. But, on a personal level, it can help us get…

5 Tips for Overcoming Perfectionism

Having high standards is a good thing and can reflect well on your character and work ethic.  Striving for excellence is a sign that you are committed to personal development and high performance.  Being determined to put out a good work product builds a strong brand based on quality. Entrepreneurs can confuse high standards with…

Shift from Persistent to Resilient

Resilience is a word that is resonating with me lately. Resilience is what has gotten me to where I am today.  The mindset of never giving up has served me well. Until recently the word I would have used is persistence, but that doesn’t have the same ring to it. Resilient sounds luxurious.  It sounds…

3 Tips for Silencing Self-Sabotaging Language

Let’s face it, we all have self-sabotaging voices we listen to.  You know, those voices that say we are unworthy, or unlovable or undeserving.  Voices that whisper lies to keep us playing small can only wield their power over us if we give them permission. Where do these self-limiting voices originate?  Originally, they were designed…