Can you believe we’re already in week five of living under a global pandemic?
Five weeks of complete disruption to the lives we were used to. This pause has allowed some of us the opportunity to turn our “always wanted” fantasies into “I finally get to” realities. But the shift has also stripped many of us away from the work, activities, and people we love. Whether you’re in the former group, the latter, or experiencing a little of both, it’s safe to say that our lives right now feel messy, uncertain, and chaotic.
Right now you may feel hopeless. You…
I’ve been paying close attention to the conversations going on since this coronavirus/quarantine time frame began. I’ve heard many people express fears of the what-ifs.
“What if I have to shut down my business for a month or more?”
“What if I can’t pay my bills?”
“What if the kids can’t go back to school?”
But besides all the what-ifs, I’ve heard something else — I’ve heard a lot of I’ve always wanted.
I’ve heard a lot of: “I’ve always wanted.”
“I’ve always wanted to home-school my kids, but was too afraid to do it.”
“I’ve always wanted to be…
A young woman asked me this question on Instagram: Do you have a blog post about “imposter syndrome?” Sometimes I feel like I don’t deserve the beautiful life I have.
I understand where she’s coming from. We’ve all felt at one time or another that we don’t deserve the cards we’ve been dealt-good or bad. There are good people who endure so much pain: an untimely death of a loved one, illness; financial problems, or heartbreak. And there are bad people who seem to be rewarded despite the hurt they’ve caused or the mistakes they’ve made. …
Years ago when I started training for my first half marathon, I was running with a friend who I struggled to keep up with. In between gasps of air, I asked: “How do I get faster?”
His response was: “If you want to run faster, all you have to do is run faster.”
This answer annoyed me. Obviously, if I could just pick up my pace I would, but my problem was maintaining that pace throughout the run. Sensing my dissatisfaction, my friend elaborated.
“I know that seems oversimplified, but it’s not. You just have to keep at it. If…
Today I get to marry my mom. I’m sure that there aren’t that many people who get to do that in their lifetime, but I do. My mom met a wonderful man. He is kind and loving, hard-working and smart. He takes good care of her and makes her laugh. He’s everything she’s been looking for her whole life.
My mom has married and divorced quite a few times. For a long time, I saw her divorces as a series of poor choices she made. It seemed like she could never get it right. I wanted her to stop making…
I recently read a post preaching to women that they can be great entrepreneurs and great moms. Women empowerment seminars encourage women not to be afraid to lean in and become leaders in their industries. Furthermore, those women should certainly never feel guilty about time sacrificed with their family because it’s all about creating balance. You can do this AND do that — you can do it all.
I happen to agree. In fact, I preach that you can be there even when you’re not and my primary goal is to give people permission to live a life that is…
I used to love sitting in the audience watching my father deliver a speech. He could tell a story I’d heard a hundred times and I’d laugh, cry, or be inspired as if it was the first time I’d heard it. But watching him wasn’t the only reason I loved being in that room.
I loved the content. I loved the audience. I loved the business.
Speaking was always something I wanted to do.
Instead, I became a lawyer. Strange isn’t it — to grow up in a world that you love and consciously decide to do something else.
I recently attended a meeting where guests deliver a thirty-second commercial about what they do. I shared with the audience that after twelve years of practicing law, I’ve dedicated myself to keynote speaking and writing to fulfill my purpose of carrying my father’s legacy.
An older man stood up when it was his turn and said “My name is Mario and I, too, am carrying a legacy.” He then spoke about his roofing company.
At the end of the meeting, I walked passed the main entrance of the meeting room and bumped into Mario.
“So you’re carrying a legacy, too?”…
Many of you have asked me to share my husband and my experience with fasting. It’s important for you to know that these are our personal experiences and are not meant to provide medical advice. Below you will find all the details of what fasting looked like for us and what results we obtained from it. If you have any other questions, comment below or email me and I’d be happy to share any other details you may be looking for.
WHY I DID IT:
Before you do anything, it’s important to know why you’re doing it. This gives you…
Eight years ago, my father and I explored alternative medicines and treatments hoping to find a cure for his cancer. One day while visiting an integrative medicine doctor, I received advice that would change my life and my family’s life.
“Stop eating sugar,” the doctor said when I asked him what I could do to avoid getting cancer. Up until that moment I had the worst eating habits you could imagine. I ate junk food regularly, loved Burger King and Taco Bell, and practically overdosed on chocolate chip cookies.
But I took those three words seriously and immediately changed my…