Whew. I don’t know about you, but I am sooooo ready to take a break these next 2 weeks. I plan on doing ZERO work (unless I have to), lots of sleeping in, reading, eating Christmas cookies, drinking lots of coffee from my Nespresso (can I tell you how much I love this machine??) and lounging around in my pjs as much as I can. Heaven. I think all of us deserve a break, no matter how little it ... Read More about The Word of the Year: Grace
This is a common response we get in our therapy sessions when we do future focus work with our clients. Isn’t it interesting how we as women, tend to put everyone else’s needs in front of ours for so long that we forget what the hell we even want anymore? What we LIKE? What we ENJOY doing? It’s so crazy to think but so true! So, we offer up an alternative approach to this (which is ... Read More about What if You Don’t Know What You Want?
I listened to Marie Forleo’s podcast interview with Seth Godin today and he talked about changing the language we use (all my clients are rolling their eyes right now) on our paths to success, and since I’m all about that, I thought I’d expound on that a bit. First, as a reminder, our thoughts become things. Meaning, they can dictate our reality and our emotional response which all of us at EC ... Read More about Turn Your “Buts” into “Ands”
Leap and the Net Will Appear. I first heard this said by Dr. Maya Angelou, whom I adore, many years ago (probably 25), and it has always stuck with me. In fact, it’s become something that I live by personally and encourage clients to remember when they’re afraid. Clients come to us for many reasons. Feeling increased anxiety. Difficulty getting over a bad relationship. Unsure of what to do ... Read More about Leap and the Net Will Appear
Over the weekend, I was listening to some podcasts and motivational videos like I often do, and I heard this statement that really struck me: “you have a 100% survival rate of a bad day.” It gave me pause and I thought, “yes, yes we do,” and I felt drawn to give you this message. So, let’s dig into this a bit more because I really want you to absorb this. Everything that you have been ... Read More about You have a 100% Survival Rate
Yikes! Welcome to a new world, a new reality of virtual learning and man, it ain’t pretty. Most of us have kiddos heading back to school this month but in a totally new way: virtually. Not only do we have to be Mom, but we have to also take on some instructional roles. Ugh! I don’t know about you, but I’m as anxious as they are for this new world to start. We are seeing more and more parents ... Read More about What To Do When Your Daughter Hits A Wall
I don’t know about you, but I swear, 2020 has been the longest DECADE of my life! Since the world shut down and we had to lock ourselves in our homes, it’s been an emotional roller coaster for me and everyone I know. Our entire world is suffering from different crisis’ and we’re collectively grieving and sad. Being forced to stay home and not enjoy the freedoms that we’ve all come to take for ... Read More about Where Do We Go From Here?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed that Empowered Connections’ tagline is “Where your story, is OUR story!” and if you knew what that meant? It’s such a little phrase but it embodies so much. Like. The. Whole. World. Let me explain with this little poem: I am the wind. I am the dust. I am the light. I am the darkness. I am the grass. I am the trees. I am the heat. I am the cold. I ... Read More about I am you. You are me. We are each other.
We know how difficult this time is right now, especially if you’re a senior graduating from high school OR college. You feel left out and left behind, and maybe you feel angry that you’re missing out … You have every right to feel all of your feelings! To honor you and your accomplishment, we at Empowered Connections thought we’d put together a group of advice that we wish someone ... Read More about 10 Pieces of Life Advice to Our Graduating Seniors
Let’s keep it real, shall we? Anxiety is a buzz word right now. Everyone’s got it, everyone’s talking about it including celebs and the people we follow on social media. What exactly is anxiety though?? And do you have anxiety? Let’s break it down... First of all, some anxiety is NORMAL and natural. If you’ve been reading our blogs, you already know this, but anxiety is purposeful ... Read More about 5 Signs You Have Anxiety