Creating Space in Work & Life

Creating Space in Work & Life

The month of December is filled with excitement and stress. Traveling to see family over the holidays can be fun and overwhelming. Finding the perfect gifts for the holiday season takes energy and time. Work might be extra busy. Kids are busy writing their wish list for Santa. Our immune systems are low from too much sugar, lack of sleep, and weather. This holiday season, I challenge all of us to give ourselves the gift of ‘Creating Space’. ‘Creating Space’ is all about being REALLY clear about energy boundaries with people at work and in life. This is all about being grounded in your own energy rather than absorb the stress of your kid, the frantic energy of your boss, or the person honking their horn at you. If you are like me, you might get anxious when you are waiting in an extra long line at the grocery store or coffee shop. You can create space as you are standing in line … ANY LINE. Notice your body and just be aware. ‘Creating Space’ is your gift to you … available at any time to give yourself a moment and a breath to just BE. If you keep ‘Create Space’ in your mind as you go about your day, you are learning the awareness of your energy versus others. We tend to cross over and take on the energy and emotions all around us without even realizing what is happening. And, we tend to create stress and anxious energy ourselves through trying to maximize every minute of the day. We leave ourselves feeling overworked and overwhelmed. Give yourself...
Learning the Power of Self-Love

Learning the Power of Self-Love

Read Article Posted Here on Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling! I just had my birthday a last week.  Normally, I am bashful, quiet about my birthday: I don’t want people to fuss, I don’t want people to “do stuff for me,” I don’t want people to HAVE to do anything, I don’t want attention, I don’t feel good about the day – at all.  Why?  Spotlight is on ME. This birthday was different – it was the BEST one ever.  I turned 37 and loved the entire day. I was excited for the day and opened my heart to all the birthday wishes that came my way. I spent time playing with my kids, made cakes with them, laughed with my brother, went to the beach with friends, went to a meditation spiritual talk with my family, ran five miles, had a birthday dinner made by my incredible chef and husband, and had a super fun chat with my parents with more laughs. What changed my attitude about my birthday?  My slow and bumpy journey of SELF-LOVE.  And it all started almost two years ago with unexpected JOB LOSS.    Before we get to my story …. Have you ever: Shouted back at someone who lays on the horn while you are in your car? Felt uncomfortable waiting in line – for anything? Felt bad because you are backing out your car and a bunch of cars have to wait for you? Worked on a project to meet a deadline while your toddler was screaming for/at you? Said yes to something when you REALLY wanted to say no or propose...
3 must see TED Talks on career, work flow, and vulnerability

3 must see TED Talks on career, work flow, and vulnerability

Are you feeling stuck?  Need to get inspired?  These are my top favorite Ted Talks to inspire and ignite when feeling stuck … Why You Will Fail to have a Great Career: Larry Smith  Flow, the secret to happiness: Mihaly Csikszentmihaly   Power of Vulnerability:  Brene Brown ...