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 BUILD COMMUNITY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE

HOW TO BUILD COMMUNITY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE

Having a sense of community has been shown to be linked to so many positives: creating sense of belonging,  providing a physical and mental health boost, and even lowering crime rates within communities. With benefits like these, we could all stand to strengthen our community ties.

Rudy’s Flower Truck is St. Louis' first mobile flower shop. It is a mobile flower shop offering a unique bouquet bar you can find all over St Louis on any given weekend, and it is also available for event rentals. I gifted my bestie Amy two flower deliveries from Rudy’s or her birthday this year… so much fun!

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HOW TO FIND & BE A BEST FRIEND

HOW TO FIND & BE A BEST FRIEND

Navigating friendships…. especially Best Friendships, as adult women is challenging but also so rewarding. With all of the demands on our time between family, job, hobbies, volunteering, etc…. not only can it be a challenge making time for your best friendships, but also to even know where to begin to start even looking for a best friend.

Can you relate?

So, I grabbed my bestie Amy Kuntz and asked her to have some real talk with us today all about finding and being a best friend. We shared how WE met, we answered some of your biggest questions and we shared some authentic, in-depth conversation with you about these 7 tips to make solid gold best friendships as adults:

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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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THE HOW AND WHY OF MAKING FRIENDS AS ADULTS

THE HOW AND WHY OF MAKING FRIENDS AS ADULTS

I asked for you to help me decide what to focus on for this very special friendship episode of Mondays with Meg and you PACKED my inbox! I had so many responses, I think we’ll need to make this an ongoing conversation on Mondays with Meg.

We’re starting today by tackling one of the topics that was sent in and we’ll come back around to friendships again in a few weeks to keep up the conversation!

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THE BEST WAY TO COPE WITH REJECTION

THE BEST WAY TO COPE WITH REJECTION

To dream, dare and live authentically also means that we are almost guaranteed to have some rejection and criticism happen in our lives. I might even argue that if it doesn’t happen, then maybe you’re not daring and dreaming large enough!

Learning to move through the emotions attached to rejection/criticism is the key to success, and here are a few strategies to give you a healthier and better way to process it:

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HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING MENTEE

HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING MENTEE

To be where I am today, I am absolutely the cumulative investment of a lot of generous, outstanding people. Part of how I express my gratitude to them for all that they have poured into me is by paying it forward and mentoring others. But with multiple mentorship requests each month and only 24 hours in a day, I’ve had to get savvy at deciding whom to say yes to for this personal and intentional relationship.

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HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING MENTOR

HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING MENTOR

There are the obvious benefits of having a mentor—someone who shows you the ropes, helps with career planning and guidance, listens to your struggles, is there to offer advice when you encounter problems,—but...

But if this is all your mentor provides for you, you might have what I call a "basic mentor." Finding a basic mentor, or any mentor for that matter, is not an easy task. Finding an OUTSTANDING mentor, though? It’s flat out difficult. 

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HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT MENTOR

HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT MENTOR

In business, a lot of companies believe that mentorship is really important.  In casual conversation, the benefits of having this special relationship in your life can even come up. However, no one really talks about the HOW!  When I first started craving having this type of relationship in my life, there were very few women in my spheres of influence to begin with and I couldn’t find many that I actually clicked with and admired. In most cases, I was the one pursued to be the mentor and it was really difficult for me to find someone to mentor me.

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INTENTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: MENTORING

INTENTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: MENTORING

Mentoring is a one-to-one relationship between an experienced and wise teacher and leader (Mentor) who shares their knowledge, skills, and experience with a less experienced person (Mentee) to assist in their growth both professionally and personally.

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