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.
n locking away my inner nerd in some proverbial closet, I denied myself years of pleasure for no other reason than to fit in. Never again will I try and change who I am to fit in with the "cool kids". I'm going to be who I am, unapologetically.
I recently discovered letters my mother had written (on a typewriter, no less!) to a close friend -- before she became a mother at all. They were from her pregnancy with me, her first, and reflected on how she felt about motherhood as she stood at its threshold.
On top of being mean, they're smooth as hell; often the only evidence you'll have that you've even been hit by one of these barracudas is a strong feeling of bad about yourself. Here's a recipe for getting your bearings after a sneak attack.