Confidence for Women

The Two Sides of Self-Compassion and Why You Need Both

Sometimes self-compassion gets a bad rap. Sometimes people are confused as to what self-compassion is. Let me explain it this way. I’ve done a fair bit of work to come face to face with my own limiting inner narratives – the harsh inner critical voices that evolved out of childhood and cultural conditioning. Maybe you’ve …

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Women, Here’s Why It’s Still Hard to Take Up Space in This World.

If you haven’t watched this video yet, watch it here: The experience Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez describes speaks exactly to the reason why, as a woman, you might have a hard time claiming your purpose, chasing your dreams and standing up for the things you believe in The truth is, as women, we continue to get mixed …

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Your Inner Critic is No Match For Your Inner Warrior: 2 Things to Know About Your Inner Critic

First let me say this. I know that inner critical voice. My inner critic was one heck of a she-devil. She was persistent. She was relentless. She found fault with eeeeeeverything I did. For years, she operated in stealth mode. I was totally unaware of her existence.   Later – once I started practicing mindfulness …

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This is What I Mean by Embodiment

Yesterday on a bike ride I noticed I wasn’t passing a slower cyclist. I was late for an appointment and had already rushed past several cyclists, but for some reason I wasn’t passing this one. I looked ahead. In front of me was an older white male. He looked kind enough, doing his thing, enjoying …

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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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