Back when I was still single, I would frequently find myself on dates questioning the chemistry or attraction between me and my date. I simply didn’t know if I saw him as a friend, or something more.
We all have ambition and want to see our dreams turn into reality. But how do you feel when you see people around you reach their goals before you do? What does your inner dialogue say? Do you feel jealous? Or are you happy for them?
Are you constantly being asked why you’re single? Well, this one’s for you . . . and for the people who ask silly questions like this.
I had just finished a stressful week of speaking engagements in the US and was about to launch into another crazy week ahead. I was feeling anxious, not to mention exhausted! I called my boyfriend to tell him how I was feeling and, being the amazing, patient person that he is, he calmed and reassured me.
You may have heard me talk about interrupting the systemic barriers that are external to us. I also care deeply about the internal barriers that hold us back from achieving our goals. Standing in our own way due to our intrinsic beliefs makes us feel stuck, or can even lead to self-destructive behavior.
Have you ever been in a situation when someone is rude to you, or you hear an offensive comment that leaves you frozen—unable to reply or even speak? Only to think of the perfect response half an hour later, after the moment’s passed? This is where scripting comes in.
Statistics show that women are still generally paid less than men for the same work. This happens due to a range of reasons, like gender bias, discrimination and so much more.
Have you ever felt like your accomplishments or accolades aren’t warranted? Or do you ever worry that people will figure out that you’re not as smart, skilled, and competent as they currently think you are? That you’ll be “found out”? The odds are that you have, and if these feelings are common to you, you may have “impostor syndrome” (also referred to as impostor phenomenon).
I learned a long time ago that, as a single person, the best thing you can do is to focus on yourself. You’ve heard me say many times that cultivating self-love is the most important work you can do to have a healthy mind, body and soul.
So many of us have the desire to live better and make big changes in our lives, yet we are so resistant to setting goals or intentions. Perhaps our past experiences have told us that because we have trouble keeping our resolutions, we should avoid them altogether.
When I say theme your year, I mean to attach an overarching purpose or meaning to the coming year. One of the great things about doing this is that it will help you make better choices as you constantly strive to live in alignment with your theme.
In our society, conflict generally has a negative connotation. It’s common to think that the best way to safe and secure relationships is to avoid all disagreements — fewer disagreements means less fighting, equals happier relationships. Given this messaging, our bickering made me worry about the health and stability of my relationship.
I was going through a bad breakup many years ago and was barely hanging on. I couldn’t sleep, eat or think.
As we learn to stand up for ourselves — to stand in our power — we claim the respect we deserve, which serves as an important building block for our self-esteem and self-worth.
The pressure of perfection is something that so many of us carry the weight of. Whether it’s being the perfect worker, partner, parent, child, or friend, we feel the need to be flawless. But as I have mentioned before, there is no such thing as perfection – it is unattainable.
While I believe that weddings are important, the pressure to find someone and plan a wedding, especially for young women, can be so intense that we forget to prioritize other aspects of our lives that are just as important.
Several years ago, I sought advice from my therapist after a negative and upsetting speaking experience where I felt extremely disconnected from the audience.