8 Quotes to Inspire Confidence and Growth

I love a good motivational quote. Quotes can be a source of inspiration when you're feeling unsure, a prompt for journaling and investigation into your intuition, or a powerful mantra you can rely on when you feel doubts about your next steps. I love to turn my favorite quotes into phone wallpapers so that every … Continue reading 8 Quotes to Inspire Confidence and Growth

Achieving for Love: How Gifted Kid Burnout Manifests in Insecure Adulthood (and How to Fix It)

Being labeled as gifted and talented often leads educators and parents to expect that these children will be good at anything and everything. But giftedness and talent doesn't work like that, and just because these students can do something doesn't mean they should have to master it.

I Was Putting My Goals on Hold for Weight Loss

Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash I'm moving next month, so I'm doing the classic stuff-purge so I don't have to move things I never use or don't need. I found a notebook that I recognized as being one that I've used for goal-related notes in the past so I took a break to look … Continue reading I Was Putting My Goals on Hold for Weight Loss

Balancing Chronic Illness with Productivity

Photo by Tara Winstead from Pexels Episode 18 of my podcast, Run Like Hell Toward Happy, is all about balancing illness with business and productivity. I didn't set out to have this particular niche, but it turns out that when you're a disabled, queer, neurodivergent coach, you attract similar kinds of people. My coaching doesn't have a toxic … Continue reading Balancing Chronic Illness with Productivity

How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset

Image ID: A black notebook with red writing that says "Write Ideas" with two overlapping speech bubbles. Next to the notebook is a wooden pencil. The notebook and pencil are on top of a dark stained wooden surface with slats. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash My relationship with my creativity has had its ups and downs. I've … Continue reading How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset

What We Keep Messing Up About “SMART” Goals

A blue planner notebook that says "My Secret Plan to Rule the World" with a pink background. Photo by Ann H from Pexels. Goals should be SMART, right? Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. But a lot of us fail to pay attention to the achievable and relevant parts of the planning process. We stick to specific and … Continue reading What We Keep Messing Up About “SMART” Goals

How to Hear Your Inner Voice

Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash Are you someone who struggles to cut through all the noise in your mind to find what you really need from your inner voice and intuition? It's not uncommon, especially for people with a history of trauma who have become hypervigilant to others' emotional cues. In trauma, we learned … Continue reading How to Hear Your Inner Voice

When You Don’t Feel Like Yourself

Photo by Allan Bueno on Unsplash I haven't felt like myself lately. I used to always be there for everyone around me with a pep talk for every situation. I listened to people's problems, authentically gave them an ear, and told them that it was okay to not be okay -- but that they were … Continue reading When You Don’t Feel Like Yourself

How to Eat Ethically When You’re Recovering from an Eating Disorder

Your first priority in eating while recovering from an eating disorder is to feed yourself and work on the mental health aspects of your recovery. But as you get further into recovery you may want to start investigating more sustainable and ethical food choices.