How to Say No (Without Guilt or Being a Jerk)

How to Say No (Without Guilt or Being a Jerk)

“When you say yes to others, make sure you aren’t saying no to yourself.” ~ Paulo Coelho Once upon a time, I said yes to just about everything. It wasn’t the enthusiastic “yes!” of an adventurous person facing something new, or the generous “yes!” of someone inspired...
How Your Excuses Are Holding You Back

How Your Excuses Are Holding You Back

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin I was a junky kind of person for a long time. I was also unhappy with my lot in life, unfulfilled in my romantic relationship, and out of shape. My home was as...
Falling in Love with My Imperfect Self

Falling in Love with My Imperfect Self

“Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey When it comes to change, people are more apt to do it for others than for themselves. It was no different for me when I morphed myself to be the “right” kind of...