Monthly Archives August 2016

Life is one grand experiment

What I have finally come to terms with is that life is just an experiment, a playground for us to learn to be our best selves and to really explore what it is we really want in life. I’m sure you’ve experienced many times before when a creative idea, possible exciting endeavor, or something you’ve always longed to do enters your mind. This idea pesters you like an annoying fly yet, you have chosen to ignore it time and time again. We can continue ignoring these dreams and ideas as long as we want, but we will never be at
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Where does “I’m not good enough” come from and how to stop believing it

In the past, I struggled with major feelings of unworthiness, of not being good enough. During this rough time of my life, I had no idea where the notion of “not good enough” came from. The good news is, I learned a big part of where it did come from once I took a self-development workshop. The instructor was very passionate about getting us to see our potential by healing our thinking. At one point during her lecture, I raised my hand to challenge her about my feelings of “not being good enough.” I told her it’s hard to do
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How our painful stories hold us back in life

One night I took my mother out to dinner and focused closely on the story she chose to share. It was the same old story regarding her past trauma. The story of how her grandmother was cruel to her; how her mother left her at the age of five; how her stepfather was mean to her and, the real kicker: my father. She loves to tell everyone how he didn’t support her by helping to pay for my medication when I was sick as a child (they had been divorced). I’ve heard this story over and over again: It’s old
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Four Strategies to Build a More Confident You

I have a question for ya: Have you ever really wanted to do something, but told yourself, “I just need more confidence and then I’ll do it”? Well, you’re not alone. You, me and everyone else on this planet feel the exact same way. Especially when it involves the things we truly want in life. I want you to know, for the longest time, I waited and waited for more confidence to come so I could take action. But guess what I discovered? The only way we are going to change our lives is when we start taking action toward
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