Having It All Together is Highly Overrated

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Having It All Together is Highly Overrated

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Having It All Together is Highly Overrated

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

It was about 18 years ago when I was committed to having it all together. I was married to a good guy and living in a nice four-bedroom home in a suburban golf community. We both had full-time jobs with cushy 401k plans, had nice cars and took vacations. We even had a golden retriever named Bailey.

It all looked so good from the outside, so perfect.

Which is exactly what I wanted it to look ...continue reading...

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One Simple Way to Let Go of Perfectionism

“Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is…the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough…”                   Julia Cameron

I was getting ready to graduate college and I recall sitting with a career counselor who was prepping me for future interviews. I remember being told that I had to be able to articulate 1-2 weaknesses about myself – but it would be best if the weaknesses have the potential to be somewhat positive. So rather than saying something like, “I swear a lot,” I should instead say: “I can be somewhat of a ...continue reading...

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If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now

“Life is brief, but if you’re brave, it’s deep.” Elissa Schappell

“Oh if I only knew then what I know now!” How many of us have said THAT before?

I led a life coaching workshop this past weekend, where women were asked to bring in a photograph of themselves when they were children, paste it into their journals and then write down the gentle whispers you would say to that young girl now – knowing what you know today.

I wanted to play along too and my whispers to my 10-year old self would be something like this:

Be ...continue reading...
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Living a Lie

“Break the silence.  Find a safe way to begin to live… outside of the confines of living a lie—and figure out what it would look like to live in the light of the truth.” Dr. Robin Smith

I used to know a woman who had it all together.  She had a picture-perfect life – a nice husband, a big home, a good job – probably not a care in the world.  She had a large circle of friends, a supportive family, she was fairly healthy – surely she was happy and content in her life.  What I ...continue reading...

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