13 Songs About Not Being Good Enough

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Feel like you’re never good enough? You may have experienced being in a toxic relationship, where a narcissistic partner tried to diminish your sense of self-worth. Or maybe you have had to work hard for your family’s approval of your life decisions. Perhaps it’s your own thoughts that say you’re a phony, despite your achievements. … Read more

Control What You Can Control: 5 Strategies to Build This Mindset

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was an active member of an online group with 72 other expecting moms, which was appropriately titled January 2015— the month our babies were due.  Many members used the space during the time they were pregnant to create their “birth plan” and bounce ideas off of each … Read more

17 Ways to Respond to “Thank You”

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Thank you.  Danke. Grazie. Xie xie. Gracias. Merci. Mahalo. Arigato. Dziękuję. No matter how it is said, it’s always nice to hear. And we’ve been hearing it throughout our entire lives… likely on countless occasions.  Your parents thanked you for sharing your toys. Your teacher thanked you for raising your hand. Your girlfriend thanked you … Read more

8 Habits to Build More Personal Accountability in Your Life

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When things don’t turn out the way you want or expect, it’s easy to deny your role in the situation and look to external factors to blame. And while circumstances, other people’s actions, and even luck can impact your personal and professional lives, refusing to accept accountability can prevent you from ever achieving your full … Read more

Reactive vs Proactive: 6 Habits to Be More Proactive in Life

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The first thing that comes to mind when I think of being proactive is the NYC firefighters on 9/11. They embody the idea of being proactive. They took it upon themselves to think strategically without wasting any time, they didn’t let feelings of being overwhelmed impact them, and they just went for it when they … Read more

7 Steps to Build a Lifelong Reading Habit

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I spend a lot of time each week encouraging my six-year-old to read. And while she doesn’t dislike reading, if given the choice, she’s going to choose to go outside or play with slime 100% of the time. I get it…the books she’s tasked with reading are repetitive and increasingly challenging for her. But, knowing … Read more

7 Self-Awareness Tests to Truly Understand Yourself

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How well do you know yourself? Being aware of who you truly are can be very valuable, especially when it comes to your self-confidence. But although many of us would like to say that we’re self-aware, only a few people actually are. In an article published in Harvard Business Review, psychologist Tasha Eurich reveals that … Read more

25 Fun Things to Do with Your Friends Online

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Going out on the town and hanging out, in-person with your friends is fun. So too is partaking in activities that you and they enjoy, like hiking and going to theme parks. However, meeting up in person with your friends isn’t always possible. Sometimes you are separated by distance, sometimes the world locks down during … Read more

5 Ways to Take Responsibility for Your Actions (and Life)

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What role do you play in your own life? Are you the one who is in charge? When things are going well, chances are, you’re eager to accept responsibility for that. However, when things take a turn for the worse, blame-shifting is a common technique people use to prevent others from seeing them at fault. … Read more