I never thought when I first started my business that I would go back to working full time. One of the reasons I started a business was because I healed myself from burning out in my corporate career. I was just as disillusioned as the next person about the structure of corporations, and I was not up for giving up my individuality anymore.
I thought the answer was entrepreneurship — having control over my schedule, the way I do my work. To some extent that’s true. My business is in healing and life guidance, and so I tried to move…
“I’m going to need to take some time away. You won’t be hearing from me for a while. When I’m ready to be in a relationship again, I’ll reach out.”
This is the last text I sent to my mom after realizing I needed to break off our relationship to heal. I’d grown up letting my family walk all over me, and this was the first time I was putting my foot down. It must have come as a shock, but it needed to happen. At that point, I didn’t know it would be a year until we’d speak again.
I didn’t take antidepressants when the pandemic first started when I was looking for a job and a home, yet it would seem like the most logical time to. At that point though, I didn’t know we would be in this a year later.
Mental health issues were already high and were only exacerbated by COVID-19. According to survey data of U.S. employees from August to September 2020, depression was experienced by 64%, anxiety by 43%, and PTSD by 8%. So I know I’m in good company. …
A few years ago I learned that I have the ability to influence my reality by visualizing what it is I want. We all have this ability, actually. But for some reason, even with this knowledge, I continued setting goals that wouldn’t come to fruition.
Can you relate?
After many failed attempts at goal-setting, I started becoming aware that there’s an important distinction between goals and intentions. Some common societal goals you may have tried setting for yourself are making $100K a year, traveling to 3 new countries a year, and/or losing five pounds. Notice they are all outcome-based.
People don’t typically stumble on a path of spirituality and self-improvement because everything is going just fine and dandy in their life.
If you’re like me, you usually go through a slew of events in your life that force you to realize that you need to make a serious change or see a new perspective in order to move through the challenge. You’ve gone through all your usual behaviors that used to work, and now they don’t. You start to realize the problem is you.
So you start to look within and see what’s going on beneath the hood that…
Most people don’t associate their work performance with their emotional patterns and personality. That’s because we’ve been taught to separate it and to only approach work in a very logical way.
In the day-to-day, this typically involves looking only at tasks to fulfill, then goal-setting and achieving. We’ve been conditioned to ignore the emotions associated with these tasks. Instead, we’re taught to rinse, lather, repeat, and keep our heads down.
In using this outdated industrial worldview it’s easy to forget that we’re human, that we each come with our own quirks, emotions, history, trauma, and subconscious beliefs. …
Just a couple of months ago I made the decision to start working with a coach for six months, by investing $10,000 in full.
At this point, I realized that to get to the next level of growing my business and myself, I had to align with someone from who I could learn.
Someone who is in a place in their mindset, self-worth, and business that I want to be and who can hold the space for me to become who I want to be.
I learned about a positive coaching experience from a friend who referred me to her…
Many of us this year have gone through career setbacks, whether our jobs been made redundant, or our job search was interrupted by the pandemic, or our business operations were significantly impacted.
Maybe you’ve even been furloughed or fired twice this year. I feel for you especially.
When the lockdown started in March, I was very close to securing multiple job offers after months of searching. After multiple rounds of interviews with two companies, where I was in the final stages, the news of the pandemic felt like I was being pulled back to square one. …
I’ve had many ideas of what I thought would make a good career for me that turned out to be completely false.
What I did choose (a career in account management) was not something I felt aligned with. After a few experiences of being in the wrong job, and seeing how it negatively impacted my health, my energy, and my relationships, I knew I had to find something that was fulfilling for me. I realized this in 2016, and it wasn’t until 2020 that I created a career that involves everything I love.
After starting my side business and offering…
Mostly forgotten, the child within waits until we stop ‘doing’ for just a moment
Our child within wants to play, to dream, to dance
Other more ‘important’ tasks take their place
Play doesn’t make sense
Freeing the mind
The child within squeals with delight
When it sees its opportunity to come through us
When skipping, coloring, laughing, just being
The child within wants to ask endless questions
Escape the reality of day to day life for just a moment
What happens when we forget to play with our child within?
Our child finds a way to make things messy for…