Posts in Align with Values
Making powerful decisions with ease

The past year has been full of unexpected twists and turns in both my personal life and my business life.

The most profound shift is that Louis and I are expecting our first child this November! (There’s no way to make that announcement in a way that truly reflects its significance, is there?)

But that definitely hasn’t been the only upheaval this year.

Having moved states a little over a year ago, adjusting to my new life in Massachusetts while also building up my coaching business wasn’t simple to begin with. Being fully self-employed was not what I expected and I found that anxiety, perfectionism, and being my own boss did not mix that well.

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Why personal growth is so difficult (and how to make it easier)

If you spend significant energy on self-improvement and personal growth, you may be familiar with the flip-flop of either spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere, or putting in a lot of work to make progress and being completely drained by the effort.

There’s a lot that can get in way of creating the change we want to see in our lives and a lot in the process of creating change that can make it exhausting. How do we work toward our ideal without freezing up and without wearing ourselves out?

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How I learned to minimize self-torture

A lot of the pain we go through on a daily basis is self-inflicted.

I don't mean to say that we can just think our way out of our struggles - as you know, I think positive thinking is a flawed model in many ways.

I also don't mean to imply that we are the cause of our own troubles. I know each of us is dealing with nuanced circumstances that affect our ability to feel our best.

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Why self-care is unhelpful (and what to do instead)

I'm not a big fan of the concept of self-care.

I use the term"self-care" in the description of my services because it is the easiest way to communicate the idea of taking care of yourself and what you need. But I don't really like the way it's developed in popular culture.

Self-care is talked about as something we need to find time to fit in or prioritize more. And while that's all fine and well, it's not enough.

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