Confidence for Women

Why You Need to Fight For Your Dreams

So often we portray following your dreams as a pathway to unicorn and rainbows. “Follow your dreams,” we say against an explosion of stars, “and all will be magical.” But my experience in following my dreams for myself, my family and this planet, is that the road to your dreams is haaaard. Why? Because change …

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Why I’m Not Straightening My Hair.

Here’s something I’ve noticed. Since the increased focus on race and equality, I am letting my hair do what it wants to do. Curl, baby curl. Listen, in the grand scheme of my life, not being able to express my hair is a relatively small upset. Compared to what others have faced as people of …

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To truly achieve gender equality, we need to cultivate awareness.

This is why we need awareness Watch this video. It’s old but still valid. It’s a research study conducted at Yale exploring gender bias in interviewing. In the video you can see brief excerpts of both a woman and a man responding to interview questions in exactly the same way. Note your reactions. How would …

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Women find the courage to follow your sparkly heart: 5 Steps to create the life you truly want.

For many of us, there is still a conflict between what our heart wants and what our body tells us is safe. Some of us override this. We force ourselves to be bigger, to take up more space, but in the end, we often end up either feeling like imposters or riddled with anxiety. My longing …

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Confidence For Women: Why You Need To Involve Your Body in Any Change You are Trying To Make

We have evolved for a simple world. See tiger. Predict danger. Run from tiger. And, by design, that process happens automatically, unconsciously and rapid-fire fast. When facing a real physical threat, like a wild animal in the savannah, we did not have time to think through all our options. We had to get ourselves to …

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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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