If You Struggle with Perfectionism, Read This.

Photo Credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery Yesterday, I came across a blog post by speaker, author, and leadership & inclusion specialist, Ritu Bhasin, that really spoke to me. In her post, Always Strive to Do Your Best, Ritu highlights the futility of trying to attain perfection. Whether it's at work or at home, so many…

Kid-Free Vacations and Why You Need One

I'm just getting back from a 10 day, kid-free vacation in Italy with the husband, so I thought I'd kick off the week by revisiting one of my earlier posts about the importance of taking time off to rest and recharge WITHOUT your kids in tow. Have a great Monday, everyone! Why I Didn't Miss…

7 Stress Relieving Activities You Need to Try

Stress is an unfortunate side effect of living life in today's fast-paced world. Between work, school, family and friends, there's often no time left to dedicate to ourselves. I recently wrote about my brush with burn out, and while I'm still not totally out of the woods, I'm no longer in the thick of it.…

Don’t Compare Your Hustle to Their Highlight Reel

I'm a regular listener of the podcast, The Lady Gang, and they often repeat a phrase that I've found myself thinking a lot about recently - "Don't compare your hustle to their highlight reel." We live in an Instagram world where people post beautiful photos of their fabulous lives - their exotic vacations, their thoughtful,…

My 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Ever year, I make a series of resolutions. Usually they involve exercising more and eating less. Occasionally, I'll throw some travel plans into the mix. But, by and large, those resolutions fall by the wayside a few weeks into the new year. It's hard work to develop new habits, and when life gets busy, becoming…

The Way You Speak to Yourself Matters

  A couple of weeks ago, I attended a conference for high school girls. The idea was to bring these girls together and help them to start developing their leadership skills through exercises designed to build up their confidence, explore their visions for the future and set concrete goals for themselves. As you can imagine,…