Martyr Mamas and the Concrete Coat of Shoulds
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Martyr Mamas and the Concrete Coat of Shoulds

I’m sure it started earlier than this but I began to notice it when I was pregnant with my first child. “You shouldn’t drink wine, or eat peanut butter or shell fish.  Don’t gain more than 30 pounds (which I misunderstood to mean per month vs. the whole pregnancy).”  “You should read aloud to your baby in vitro so that they will be able to read earlier.” “You shouldn’t be stressed out when you are pregnant, it’s bad for the baby.”

Daring Act of Love: Get Grateful for Yourself
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Daring Act of Love: Get Grateful for Yourself

Gratitude and appreciation is something that we know is good to give to others – but somehow we forget to give it to ourselves. The closest we get is usually giving thanks for our blessings and the people in our lives, and that is an essential part of creating and living a happy, love filled life.

 Fall In Love With Yourself In 2013
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Fall In Love With Yourself In 2013

Have you ever been skeptical of a compliment? Have you ever compared yourself to other woman and felt inadequate? Do you often think you're not "good enough"? If this sounds like you, it's time for you to stop betting against yourself and come face to face with your biggest enemy...Yourself! Goodbye to those days when you berated yourself for having curves. Goodbye to those days when you ate your emotions with pizza and cake.

Divorce: A Path Of Conscious Evolution
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Divorce: A Path Of Conscious Evolution

I remember the mental numbness the first time I heard the words. A wave of uncomfortable warmth swept through my body. Who I was, the world I knew, the future I saw was shattered like a picture window hit by a large rock. The words were: “I want a divorce”. That was 2006. Since that time, I’ve pursued a path of spirituality. Not because of the divorce, rather because of one of my person values – evolution. As I look back and reflect upon my divorce, I now know that my divorce was a blessing.

The #1 Key to Attracting a Healthy Relationship
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The #1 Key to Attracting a Healthy Relationship

The #1 Key to Attracting an Amazing Relationship     There are a myriad of ways to get ourselves out there to attract a good mate into our lives. The 21st Century has afforded almost every way possible to mingle with the opposite sex. If you are socially active, you can make sure that you are out and about every chance you get and can strategize which locations and functions best match the values of the person you are seeking.

"Everyone's A Little Gay," Says Honey Boo Boo [EXPERT]
Honey Boo Boo's gay uncle teaches some very valuable lessons.
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"Everyone's A Little Gay," Says Honey Boo Boo

This week, I was introduced to a little show called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." I have heard people joke and make fun of the show but I had never taken time out to pay it any attention. Just hearing the title made me curious enough to ask: What the hell is a "Honey Boo Boo"?

How To Live Your Best Life After 50 [EXPERT]
Are you living your life to the fullest?
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How To Live Your Best Life After 50

Just think, the best is yet to come! It's true, and I'm going to explain why. We've put in all the hard work, we've done our due diligence, we've gotten down and dirty; finally we get to enjoy the garden we've been tending for the first half of life.

My amazing weekend in Paris
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My amazing weekend in Paris

On Thursday night, I ran out after a speaking gig and hopped on a plane to meet one of my best friends in Paris. YES, I went to Paris for the weekend! And it was absolutely FABULOUS! This wasn’t my first time in Paris, and I couldn’t help but notice that the city is so freaking romantic and love is in the air constantly. The architecture of the city is so breath taking, and somehow everything felt SO MUCH slower there. I guess any city would feel slower than NYC!

7 Signs You Are Hiding From Your Partner
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7 Signs You Are Hiding From Your Partner

In coaching successful women who excel in their careers, communities and philanthropic efforts, all too often I find that despite these accomplishments, women have difficulty showing their true, authentic, multi-faceted and perfectly flawed selves-especially to their partner. Women tend to believe there is an expectation to be all things to all people-pleasing, perfect and pretty. They are conditioned to avoid drawing attention to their feelings.

Are you counting other people’s blessings instead of your own?
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Are you counting other people’s blessings instead of your own?

‘If we all put our problems into a hat and then picked out of it someone else’s problems, we’d all ask for our own back.’ In this Facebook/Twitter/Social Media world that we live in, it’s easy to get caught up in the game of “compare and despair”. You know what I mean? You see your “friends” (some of them you’ve never even met in person! posting pictures of their amazing vacations)Envy Are you counting other people’s blessings instead of your own?

Do You Feel Worthy Of Love?
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Do You Feel Worthy Of Love?

When I was growing up I was frequently shamed, criticized and judged by both of my parents, as well as by my grandmother who lived with us, and by many of my teachers. I grew up believing that there was something basically and essentially wrong with me. I didn't know what it was, but I believed if I could just figure out how to do things right, then the shaming and judgments would go away and I would be loved. But no matter how good I was, or how perfect my grades were, the shaming judgments didn't go away.