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Overcoming the Fear of Failure

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What an awesome week this has been! I have to start by expressing gratitude as my coaching business is gaining momentum and I am finding that this is exactly where

Searching for Self-Compassion

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Truth be told, I try to publish a blog every Friday and usually try to have it written by Wednesday. However, it is almost 11pm on Thursday night as I

Can Resilience Be Learned?

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Ever look at someone and think to yourself, “How are you still alive?” Maybe that’s just me and the field I work in, but we all know someone who has

The Myth of Needing Someone To “Complete” You

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I remember that moment, not maybe with perfect accuracy, but I remember through tear stained cheeks, looking in the bathroom mirror of my little one-bedroom apartment thinking, “I don’t know

Improve The Way You Connect To Others With This One Tool

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So much of how we connect to others has to do with how we respond in conversation. Have you ever noticed that sometimes conversations just die? Even when you are

Finding You Again After A Bad Break-up

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This was the week of talking to people who have just gotten out of bad relationships. It is such an excruciating process, isn’t it? Particularly if it was not a

Is It Ever Enough?

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How is it that I was not enough? How can I ever be enough? What if I’m not enough? Am I thin enough? Am I smart enough? Am I making

10 Steps to Increase Self-Confidence

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Self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence… We come up with a lot of phrases to mean relatively the same thing. We definitely struggle a lot with this in our society. In different ways

Exercises In Gratitude

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I have certainly talked about Gratitude before and will probably never stop. Research by Dr. Robert Emmons, a leader in Positive Psychology Research, shows that those who make a point

What Is The Difference Between Coaching and Psychotherapy?

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I am both a Coach and Licensed Psychologist in the state of Illinois with training and experience diagnosing and treating emotional and psychological problems. Although there are similarities between Coaching

What is Positive Psychology?

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Positive Psychology is a theory that was introduced by the Psychologist Martin Seligman in 2002 as a way of measuring, analyzing, and increasing happiness. Over a series of many studies,

Cultivating Peace…Even When You Are Really Angry

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People will love you and people will hate you and none of it will have anything to do with you. I tell my clients this all the time. Often in