"If I'm too much...go find less!"
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3d ago
A dear client shared this very short video clip with me titled “If I’m too much…go find less.” It led me to reflect on all the times I’ve been told things like, “You’re too serious” or “You’re far too sensitive.” “You cry too easily,” and “You could stand to lose a few pounds.” But you know what? I became aware of something, thanks to this short clip. The more I self-reflect and work on my negative narratives, the more I’ve learned to embrace and appreciate every aspect of myself. So, in regard to the things that others have found to be too much… I’ve come to realize that surface-level c ..read more
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Can we manage our emotions?
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5d ago
Back in the early 2000s when I dove headfirst into coach training, I had no idea how emotionally numb I was from the neck down. I was the master of stuffing my feelings, thinking it was my way of dealing with things. Spoiler alert: it just made me bury my head in a bag of potato chips and flirt dangerously with becoming an alcoholic. Fast forward to now, and it’s like I’ve got a whole new emotional GPS. Instead of shoving my feelings in the back of my junk drawer, I see them as little messengers trying to get my attention. Now, when an emotion pops up, I’m paying attention and curious to figu ..read more
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How to Rewrite the Negative Stories You Tell: Tips from a Storyteller
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2w ago
I'm a storyteller, no doubt about it. When faced with uncertainty, my brain kicks into gear, spinning some pretty wild yarns to make sense of things. It's like my mind's way of bridging the gaps in knowledge.  But here's the thing I've realized: just because my brain weaves those tales, those tales don't define me. Nor do they hold nearly as much power as they once did. (Thanks to all my years of mindset work. Be sure to read on towards the bottom where I share tips for how to rewrite the negative stories you tell.) I’m like the library, the place that holds those stories. Stories t ..read more
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Embracing Authenticity: I'm Done Being a Square Peg Squished in a Round Hole
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2w ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjquHTj4HlY Have you ever felt the weight of societal expectations pushing you to conform, to be someone you're not? I recently watched America Ferrera's powerful TED talk, and it resonated deeply. While I didn't grow up as Latina, I did grow up as a shy Jewish girl, who encountered remarks like, "You could stand to lose a few pounds" and "Nice Jewish girls are seen and not heard." Those messages and the many others, though different from America's experience, shared a common thread— mold into someone else's expectations of acceptable. For years, I succumbed to ..read more
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Embracing Authenticity: I'm Done Being a Square Peg Squished in a Round Hole
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3w ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjquHTj4HlY Have you ever felt the weight of societal expectations pushing you to conform, to be someone you're not? I recently watched America Ferrera's powerful TED talk, and it resonated deeply. While I didn't grow up as Latina, I did grow up as a shy Jewish girl, who encountered remarks like, "You could stand to lose a few pounds" and "Nice Jewish girls are seen and not heard." Those messages and the many others, though different from America's experience, shared a common thread— mold into someone else's expectations of acceptable. For years, I succumbed to ..read more
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Embrace the Unchangeable: Harnessing Radical Acceptance for a Happier Life!
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7M ago
Radical acceptance. The first time I heard that term, I furrowed my forehead and quickly went to good ol’ Google to find out more. Reading through all the different definitions, I deduced that radical acceptance is accepting reality for what it is. (Not to be confused with settling, of course.) It’s about responding to the things we can’t #change in a way that mitigates suffering and lowers #stress and #anger levels. In short, it’s about accepting the things we can’t change and making a more #empowering#choice of how to move on from those things. For example, say I’m waiting online to get tic ..read more
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Feel good hacks to elevate your mood
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7M ago
I used to think we were all about thinking first and feeling second. Boy, was I wrong! Over the past four decades, I’ve been diving into ways to kick those negative thoughts to the curb, and guess what? It turns out that it's not just the thoughts that matter but the feelings they bring along for the ride. Those feelings are like the secret sauce that makes our thoughts super convincing. Now, here's the fun part! I figured I'd share some awesome tricks to get your brain pumping out those happy chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin. These chemicals are like little superh ..read more
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One good reason to care what others think of you
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by Pam
1y ago
Has anyone ever said to you, “It’s none of your business what other people think of you”? If not, consider yourself blessed. It sounds great in theory, not to give two shits about what other people think, but here’s the truth; we do care and we do make it our business. "When we stop caring what people think we lose our capacity for connection. When we become defined by what people think we lose our capacity to be vulnerable." - Brené Brown We actually walk a fine line between caring to connect and when that caring begins to define us. (Define = controlling what we do and who we are so we fit ..read more
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Pursuing Success Sucks Unless…
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by Pam
2y ago
"You're not truly successful unless your success is having a positive impact on the world." - Tyler Perry I'm a massive proponent of awareness. If I've learned anything on my mindset-shifting journey, awareness is the critical component to change. It's also played a significant role in redefining success. In total transparency, the quote that started this post has been on my whiteboard for some time now. It drew me in, and yet I didn't understand why until I realized just how much my definition of success was not my definition at all. TRYING TO BE SUCCESSFUL SUCKED BECAUSE... Growing up, succe ..read more
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Change, It's Too Hard!
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by Pam
2y ago
I’m a big proponent of change, especially if it means something better as a result. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t scare me or unnerve me. Even if it’s a change I initiate. Let’s face it; change is challenging. Change equates to the unknown, and our brains prefer the known and predictable. So, when change is afoot, it throws our brains into a state of “panic.” That’s why we may procrastinate or resist change. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” - Lao Tzu Oh, and did you know that 90% of the approximately 60,000 – 70,000 thoughts we have per day are repeat ..read more
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