lizdoyleharmer

A blogger, a coach, a mom of four and co-owner of Afterglow Studio.

Confidence For Women: Why We Need to Train Our Fight Response

Has anyone seen The Morning Show? Remember that scene in episode 9 when Hannah confronts Mitch? When she tells him that she doesn’t remember their sexual encounter the way he does? He immediately responds vehemently, “Don’t act like a victim. I didn’t lure you up there. I didn’t coerce you. I didn’t trick you. We …

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From Emotional Eating to Stress Resiliency: Developing Courage One Gummy Bear at a Time

Last year I learned something interesting about how I handle stress. I eat. Usually it’s candy, but truthfully, I’m not too fussy. I’ll happily munch mindlessly on a ginger cookie, comfort eat myself to calm with a bowl of dried fruit or binge myself into a daze with a bag of spicy corn chips. No …

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5 Breath-Based Body Hacks to Increase Calm and Release Anxiety

I’m an anxious person. Highly anxious. As a result, I’ve had to learn quick and easy body hacks so I can release stress and return to calm as seamlessly as possible. I’ve uncovered a ton these. Some use our body, others our thoughts and yet others our internal sensations. There are lots of different ways, …

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One quick way to find intuitive awareness

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” Rumi Now before I introduce this practice, let me say one thing. This may or may not work for you. In fact, you mind find this exercise inaccessible, absurd and even grim. If that’s the case, don’t worry about it. There are lots of other ways …

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Get Courageous: One Tool to Help Women Grow Their Confidence

In their insightful and inspiring book, The Confidence Code, writers Katty Kay and Claire Shipman give one piece of advice that really sticks out. When in doubt, act. Still today, we women consistently speak up less in meetings, underestimate our own abilities and take fewer risks. In short, we women have been trained to doubt …

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Confidence for Women: 30 ways to become bolder and braver.

We know the stats. There is still work to do. Confidence is something all of us women need more of. Here’s a laundry list of ways to become bolder and braver based on my experience cultivating confidence in my own life and also with my coaching clients. Pick one or do them all. Any one …

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Running With Spirit: How the Navajo Use Running as a Way to Connect With the Divine

I started running about four years ago. Well, actually I’ve been running for more than 2 decades. But about four years ago I started running differently. At some point, my runs became less about how many kilometers I ran or what speed I did, and more about the feeling I was cultivating inside. And that …

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How to Truly Support Yourself: Trade in your Coping Tools for Thriving Tools

I spent the first three days of covid 19 self isolation eating licorice. Food, especially anything sweet, like candy, is my unconscious and conditioned go-to during times of stress. And what I was quickly reminded of after a few extra pounds, a sore tummy and an increase in mental fog and anxiety, is that gummies …

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