How to Amaze Yourself

Your capability is limitless.  It expands as far as your brain will allow it to expand. Your courage to pursue growth is vast.   If your brain is ready to accept courage.  The strength to pursue your dreams is already within you.  It takes deliberate practice to...

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4 Steps to Getting “Unstuck” & Creating a Kick-Ass Life

What do you want out of life? That’s not a rhetorical question folks. You should have an answer. Interestingly enough, many of us have no idea how to answer that question.   If you answered with an “I don’t know,” then listen up! “I Don’t Know”...

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The Habit of Picking Your Nose

I MAY (or may not) pick my nose when I drive. We are creatures of habits. Some habits are awesome, some not-so-awesome. Some habits remind us to brush our teeth every morning.  Some habits make us crave chocolate at 5 pm. If you have a habit you want to...

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Use Your Brain to Lose Weight

How many times have you been on a diet? I’d bet one million dollars that the diet only had a temporary impact on your waistline. Diets are a complete waste of time.  Why?  Because they ask us to change our behavior around food, but never address the cognitive...

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Perfectionism is for Scared People

I’ve been thinking about writing this blog for a long time. But I was scared that I would not get it perfect. So, I waited, and waited, and waited.  Until the perfect time.  When I could get it “just right” … I am a perfectionist. Many women define themselves in this...

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Still Searching for that Hot-Mom-Bod

The other day I asked my husband THE  question…   “What if my body looks like this forever?  Like, for the rest of my life?” .  I was standing in front of the bathroom mirror, critically examining my stomach.  “Would you be okay with my body if it just...

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My Secret Addiction…

“Why are you CHOOSING to do this to yourself?” My husband was standing in the garage holding the empty container of Oreos that I had so carefully stashed under the driver’s side seat of the car.  I had blindly consumed the whole package the night before on the drive...

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Are you an Emotional Adult?

“I just can’t even ADULT today!”     Today I am going to introduce you to an idea that I wish I had learned in my 20’s.  A concept that has helped so many women (including myself) in the Postpartum Coaching program work through their...

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Feeling Down? It’s Time to Change your Beliefs

You are what you believe. It’s not the events in your lives that shape you, rather your beliefs about what those events mean.     If you’re human, you’ve experienced hardship in your life.   But NOTHING can take the “essence” of you away!  You have the...

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Teaching your Children Grit: The “Hard Thing Rule”

What makes a person gritty? Why do some folks seem to flourish under stress while others crumble? Are we born with a gritty gene, or is it taught?     We talk a lot about Grit and Confidence in the Postpartum Coaching Program. When you have children,...

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7 Ways to Karate Chop Negative Thoughts

You know that negative voice in your head that sometimes speaks up when you least want it to?   That voice that says you can’t, that you’re not enough, that you don’t deserve…We all have those thoughts. But sometimes we have them, and we...

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Diets teach us not to trust ourselves

I went on my first diet when I was 7 years old.     After watching my mom consume ONLY grapefruit for 5 days, I decided it was a strategy that was worth exploring. I didn’t think I was fat.  I only knew something was not right with me.      ...

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