When I was a victim of emotional and verbal abuse, I used to believe it was all my fault. I believed I must have been seriously defective as a person. Why else would my ex treat me this way? Finally, I built up my confidence, courage and inner-strength to leave that relationship. Here's how.
Ever have that feeling in your career where there are so many paths you want to pursue and you're pulled in every direction, yet you don't know which one to pick? Maybe you're interested in many different passions, but there aren't enough hours in a day to do all that you wanted.
I won't apologize for reading more into us, for wanting something more -- because wanting something more is a natural human craving, not a sign of weakness or codependence. It doesn't make someone less self-sufficient, less content, more pathetic. It makes them normal.
Some days, it feels like our online identities are creating us. I'm evaluating my choices twice as often. There is no clean slate. With all this technology, I have to trust my gut more than ever. Which feels positively exhausting.
Not every transition into womanhood should be as tumultuous as mine. There are six lessons every woman-to-be must learn in order to bypass those accidents of adolescents and truly step into her own glorious self.
There are a variety of causes for fine hair and hair loss ranging from medical conditions to genetics to lifestyle. Instead of dwelling in a cloud of negativity and dreading your next conversation or social outing, the best thing to do is to be prepared for such conversations.
When we choose to live for something bigger than ourselves, when we choose progress over perfection, we gain freedom from that which holds us back. After all, a stagnant life is the greatest risk of all.
It is important in all aspects of life though it is especially important to your relationship. The first stop on the road to romance is you. It is honoring and loving oneself that opens the door for another to truly do the same.
Then came retirement. In 2013, my husband and I made strategic decisions to retire, sell our home, and move back to the community we left 20 years ago. After months of planning and action steps, we have just completed this huge transition. Here is some advice on the huge transition.
We often think that our biggest challenge is tangible. Money, connections, location barriers, and relationships. We can come up with one million excuses..."if only I had this" or "if only I knew this person." But what do you have in your hands now? I
What pops into your head when you think about how we impress others? Money? A prestigious career? A beautiful face? Being famous? If so, think about what could hide behind these top four impressive qualities.
When I hear stories from generations who did not have social media, computers, and cell phones, the act of bullying didn't seem so bad. It was character building....if someone was mean to you, you had two choices.
A confidence gap might seem like an unbridgeable divide, but it doesn't need to be. Confidence isn't an innate talent; it's a skill that can be learned. And like all skills worth learning, it takes practice and effort.
Being present in the work world was but one part of my identity. We, as human beings, represent a sum of all our parts: professional, personal, family. Every facet of our lives exists within ourselves, not as separate entities, and it all can mesh.
If you feel that you could be more confident, there's good news: you can make a choice to boost your level of confidence. In my last post, we discussed that having a certain degree of confidence can be one of several important factors in women's success.