inner critic

Be gentle on your soul

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Years ago, a thoughtful manager of mine introduced me to the power of self-compassion.  She wrote “be gentle on your soul” inside a beautiful journal she’d given me as a going away gift. I was leaving my job to move across the world, in hopes of starting a new life in Scotland. I was young …

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Moving through my fear

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If you’ve ever had a fear of posting videos on social media or putting yourself “out there” publicly – I get it! Here’s how I finally faced my fear head on.

Don’t hide your inner light!

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I had been blogless for one year. Then I had a big ah-ha moment. What if all that time I wasn’t writing had nothing whatsoever to do with being too busy?

Am I this? Or am I that?

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For as long as I can remember I’ve been asking myself the BIG questions in life. “What’s my purpose?” “Why am I here?” “What should I be when I grow up?” Well I’m all grown up now (and have been for a while), so it may seem odd to hear that I still struggle with …

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Just be yourself

When I was growing up my mother often said to me: just be yourself. But did she really mean it? And why, after so many years, is it still so damn hard to do? I have zero doubts my parents loved me. Yet sometimes their love felt conditional. Just be yourself (as long as it’s the …

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