It's Opposite Day! Remember the days in elementary school when we had themes for things like pajama day or opposite day? How excited we were to actually do something different to break the monotony of our normal day to day routine? I remember my son being so excited on these days (I can’t remember my own experiences cuz I’m too damn old, LOL) but the simplest fun tweak to his school ... Read More about How to Get Over Anxiety and Fear: Make it Opposite Day!
I know who you are. You. Yes, you! You’re the one who is always predicting what could happen, what might happen, what should happen and then spiraling down the rabbit hole worrying about all the freaking possibilities of each tiny possible outcome (even if it’s virtually impossible for it to come true). I see you girl. And believe it or not, this kind of “crystal ball” thinking is ... Read More about How to Deal with Anxiety: Girl, Put That Crystal Ball Away!
Shit's changing y'all!!! As most you know, we’ve been providing specialized mental health counseling to women and girls for the past 8 years and we LOVE it! However, we’ve learned over the years that most of our women clients don’t have a mental health diagnosis per say, rather they’re struggling with LIFE. With low self-esteem, or poor boundaries, maybe they’ve had some abuse in past ... Read More about Introducing the Empowered Connections Women’s Empowerment Coaching Program
I, for one, am so very glad to say goodbye to the past year. What a shit sandwich it’s been! Between the pandemic, the acrimonious political climate, the shuttering of small businesses all around our country and the deep losses felt in all of our lives, BYE 2020!! I know we’re not out of the woods yet with the virus and while I know the vaccine is rolling out now, we still have a lot of ... Read More about Let’s Say Goodbye to 2020
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