How Can I Be Happy During the Holidays?

How Can I Be Happy During the Holidays?

Do you hear yourself asking how you can be happy during the holidays? When someone asks you “how would you like your life to be different,” do you answer, “I wish I was happy”? Trust me, you’re not alone. And forget about trying to be HAPPY during the holidays, the most wonderful(ly stressful) time of the year.  There is SO MUCH TO DO and prepare for.  Presents to buy, lists to make, cookies to bake, the tree to decorate, the lights in the yard, keeping up with the neighbors, visiting god-forsaken relatives that you purposefully avoid the rest of the year to keep your sanity.  Someone told me that they purposefully would WORK on the holidays to avoid the stress and family! (more…)

I Change My Life By Laughing At All Of It

I Change My Life By Laughing At All Of It

I’m going through a profound transformation. Everything I thought I knew is dissipating as I learn to surrender control more and more. I can be a perfectly clear, loving, non-judgmental, divine space for others, especially clients … but still struggle to release attachment to my partner/family and heavily judge myself. Read more about how I can now laugh at all of it and change my life. (more…)

I Had the BEST Night … and Then You Hurt My Feelings

I Had the BEST Night … and Then You Hurt My Feelings

And then the WORST thing happened. You hurt my feelings. Then it was the worst night. My feelings got SOO hurt… When I tried to share, what I was saying hurt my partner. Now we are BOTH hurt! No one can see or hear the other. We both feel unseen. Unheard. Not cared about. Defensive. Scared. We both shut down. I cry. You pull away. Hell on earth. (more…)

How to Let Go of Unrealistic Expectations for the Holidays

an empty egg, broken in two pieces, painted yellow outside, with counting lines inside the egg shell, How to Let Go of Unrealistic Expectations for the Holidays

Do you have unrealistic expectations on holidays? I had. When I was first divorced … My heart would f-ing break into shreds on holidays. I made up so many stories, mostly about how I was either a terrible parent or about how I was totally f-ing up my kids. I have spent holidays where I’ve cried the entire day, sobbing, going through multiple boxes of tissues … (more…)

How to Take Care of Yourself First as Woman Entrepreneur, Mom, and Partner

How to Take Care of Yourself First as Woman Entrepreneur, Mom, and Partner

Ready to learn how to take care of yourself first? I have been taking some extra time for self care recently. It’s incredible to me that I have this belief: That if others need me, it is more important for me to tend to them, that to tend to myself. I realize that’s a crazy thought and if you said it to me, I would be like, “WHAT?! NOOO”. (more…)