HOW TO BUILD INTIMACY IN YOUR MARRIAGE

HOW TO BUILD INTIMACY IN YOUR MARRIAGE

Friend, I so hope you are aware that Intimacy isn’t just about having sex…. It’s so much more than that. Connecting with your partner on a psychological and emotional level is just as important as being sexually intimate with your partner. Closeness with your partner is intimacy at it’s most basic level and it’s always what you need to focus on, if sexual intimacy is a challenge.

Craig and I have been married since 2004 and have navigated raising kids in a challenging blended family situation. He traveled for business much of our marriage and now we’re on the other side of it all as our 5 kids are now adults. 4 of them living in another state. We’re almost empty nesters and have so much we’d like to share with you about navigating intimacy with your partner.

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HOW TO CULTIVATE A DAILY ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

HOW TO CULTIVATE A DAILY ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

On this episode of Mondays with Meg, we shared all about how to easily cultivate a daily attitude of gratitude. I shared 3 things you can begin doing TODAY to Make Gratitude a Life-Changing Habit:

A Gratitude Journal. Write in a small journal and each day about 5 things you are thankful for.

A Happiness Jar. I first read about this from Elizabeth Gilbert. Write down the happiest thing that had happens each day and date it. Fill up your jar!

Grateful Picture Board. Each day, print out a picture of something you are thankful for and tape it to the board.

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HOW TO BE YOUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELF

HOW TO BE YOUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELF

Talking time and space to know the ins and outs of who you authentically are at your core, aligning the rest of your life to who that is, and refining and growing your life through this lens is how we all are able to step into our own unique magic and give this world exactly who we were created to be and become.

I was thrilled to have my dear friend Dannielle “D” Alphonse from Be You & Thrive and the ‘The Practice of Living as we Intend’ podcast on Mondays with Meg with me today as my special guest. We have become virtual soul sisters this past year as we have gotten to know each other and I love that she is so passionate about helping women live their very best life.

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THE BEST TIPS FOR OVERCOMING JEALOUSY

THE BEST TIPS FOR OVERCOMING JEALOUSY

Dear friend…. please hear me that living in a state jealousy is a complete waste of time, but I know it is something we all succumb to at some point or another. It doesn’t help you get what you want. It doesn’t help you become stronger, smarter, more successful, or happier. All it does is keep you stuck in a place of negativity.

And that is so not helpful!

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5 CONFIDENCE HACKS TO STOP YOUR NEGATIVE SPIRAL

5 CONFIDENCE HACKS TO STOP YOUR NEGATIVE SPIRAL

Confidence is like a muscle. It’s something that needs training consistently over a period of time, using these hacks regularly in order to build your self-esteem. Like going to the gym on a consistent basis to keep your body fit, you’ll need to practice these hacks regularly in order to keep your mind in shape and to keep building this new muscle.

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CHOOSING JOY (EVEN WHEN LIFE IS HARD)

CHOOSING JOY (EVEN WHEN LIFE IS HARD)

You and I are faced with thousands of choices every single day. While it might sound strange to think of intentionally making the chose for JOY a priority, in some moments and circumstances, that can make all the difference. 

In this morning's Mondays with Meg live video, Rosemary Radford of Garden Key Co. and I chat very honestly about what joy is, where it comes from, how to fight for it and how to make it a priority in your life daily to choose it.

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5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO BEGIN LIVING WITH INTENT

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO BEGIN LIVING WITH INTENT

If you’re anything like me…. there are waaaaaay too many things I want to accomplish each day. My task list is ever growing, and most days, the minute I check one thing off my list, I need to add ten more tasks to it.

Ugh. 

Many of my coaching clients are work-at-home-moms or women running their own creative businesses from home (like me). For me, It is crucial that I am intentional every single day in how I spend my time on the tasks that I choose to do in order to keep my people, my pups, my home and my business running well.

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THE BEST TIP FOR BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE

THE BEST TIP FOR BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE

Having confidence and loving yourself can be hard.

Can you relate?

...But one thing I know is that if you are going to have any confidence in yourself, you have to love yourself. I don’t mean this in a vain, flattery manner... but in a D E E P sense of appreciation of who you are as a person, your abilities, and your potential.

Each and every one of us is deserving of love from others and from ourselves.

YES... even you, sweet dreamer. 

Many of us *assume* that we love ourselves, but a deeper look into how we treat ourselves will reveal otherwise.

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HOW TO OVERCOME SELF DOUBT & LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

HOW TO OVERCOME SELF DOUBT & LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

It’s so tough in our crazy world not to let ourselves AND all of our doubts and fears get in the way of our dreams becoming a reality. We ALL need to be strong and ready to fulfill these big dreams that have been placed in our hearts. We need to step aside and get out of our own way! But that’s easier said than done, right? Ugh. So… I want to share with you today a few things that you can do to stop self-doubt as soon as it starts creeping in. They have helped me and many of my coaching clients, so I hope they help you, too!

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HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE QUITTING

HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE QUITTING

So many of my coaching clients struggle with feeling good about the healthy direction their headed in because they haven't yet arrived at their final destination. It's hard for them to celebrate their wins along the way because they stay so focused on the fact that they are not yet exactly where they want to be.It's hard for them the focus on the progress they are making verses wanting everything to be just perfect right now, please and thank you. 

It took them quite some time to get stuck in the rut they are in, but they instantly want to be pulled out of it.... because we all want everything instantly, right? That's what we expect from every single thing in life...

But lasting change typically isn't instant.

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