37 Things I’ve Learned at 37

37 Things I have learned at 37   A lot of things (being a parent, marriage, travelling) look way more fun on Facebook than they are in real life. There is a divine timing to your life. If you rush it or force it: you will lose. Be patient. You can only ever understand...

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What To Do When Nothing Is Working

I woke up that night at 2:00am with a racing heart. It was literally like in the movies, where the plot line suddenly became crystal clear. I finally woke up to the fact that truly, madly and deeply, I was the MOST unemployable person I knew, and I would never, ever be promoted at this job- or any job- in the future.

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Some mistakes that we make are easier to forgive. Others are much, much more difficult. Like the time I got married to the wrong person.

My first marriage turned heartbreakingly abusive shortly after we wed. The first time my then-husband hit me, I was so shocked that I wondered if I had imagined it.

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Wanna Change Your Life This Year? (Part 2)

I’m baaa-ck! I meant to get this out last week, but the holiday madness got the best of me. Between seeing clients and hosting my entire family, I decided to be kind to myself and use my days off as… you know… days off. Though this post is a bit late, you’ll soon see...

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To the “Other Parent”: Lessons from the other side

Lately, my Facebook newsfeed is filled with beautiful, precious new humans. Personally, I understand how many of my friends have struggled to have their babies. Years (and partners) have passed since siblings got added or friends became parents for the first time. It...

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Is Your Life Stressing You Out? Try Self-Compassion.

Years ago, my life felt tedious, which was bizarre, because on the surface I had much to be grateful for. I had a solid relationship with no major issues and good friends. I owned a (very, very small) home. I could afford to put groceries in the fridge and I slept on...

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Beyond The Bubble Bath: 5 Ways To Practice Real Self-Care

Real self-care is more than a temporary activity that makes us feel good in the moment. Of course, things like bubble baths and manicures are great to do if you enjoy them. The problem is that their effects last only as long as the activity (or the shellac).  But...

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Shifting Sadness: 4 Ways to Move Through Depression

“The opposite of depression isn’t happiness, but it’s vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In his brilliant, heartbreaking and illuminating TED Talk, Andrew Solomon describes depression with astounding accuracy. Having lived...

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