I write women’s fiction novels and a life coaching blog. I’m a writer, yogi, Argentine tango dancer, opera singer, Southern belle, and Greek-American. I was born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi. At a young age I discovered I had a voice and pursued vocal performance throughout her college years. I graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and Carnegie Mellon University in vocal performance. I completed my Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Friends are one of the most important parts of our lives. Did you ever wonder why your parents freaked out so much about who your friends were? I did. Mine cared who I hung out with, who I went to dances with in high school and long after I was out of college they showed concern [caption id="attachment_817" align="alignleft" width="300"] Best Friends[/caption] for my friends. As an adult it,
Decisions can be tough to make, and very often, you hear people saying things like, "Just do it. you only Live Once (YOLO). Enjoy Your life." I used to prescribe by this philosophy and couldn't figure out why my life and feelings were always in turmoil. Once things got way too crazy and out of hand, I was finally able to step back and look at why things felt
Everyone is disappointed form time to time. You may not get into a school, get accepted into a program, lose something valuable to you, end a relationship, relapse and many other things. You can be disappointed in yourself, in others and an outcome of things outside of your control. With disappointment lingering, how do you handle it? Strategies to Handle Disappointment Separate the event from your feelings about
I never thought fear was a part of my life. In fact, I do absolutely everything I can to get the most out of life. I do it so much so that I'm often tired, but I don't care because I'm getting the full experience of everything life has to offer. I love that more than any feelings of tiredness. [caption id="attachment_796" align="alignleft" width="300"] Are You Living in
Setting personal boundaries is a critical part of being a healthy person so you can engage with other people effectively. It’s likely you have great boundaries in some areas of your life and no [caption id="attachment_784" align="alignleft" width="300"] Do you have boundaries?[/caption] boundaries at all in others. I know I do. I have really strong boundaries around discipline for exercise and eating so I stay fit. I have weaker
Are you afraid? Do you make fear-based decisions, like always choosing what's safe and never taking a risk? I know I do. I always feel like I'm lacking courage because I'm afraid to push myself out of my comfort zone too often. When I talk about fear, I don't mean someone with a gun pointed at you or being attacked. I'm talking about the fear that holds you
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="232"] Are you looking to your past, present or future?[/caption] Letting go of the past is challenging for almost everyone. Do you have regret and hurt lingering from your past and still affecting you today? Do you need to let go of your anger retained from long ago? I’ve gone through a process of letting go of many of those hurts and the past regrets, which
Are you stressed because your house is a mess, you’re always late, you don’t eat right and you never get enough sleep? If you identify with any of these issues, you probably need to be more organized. Organization sounds great, and you may think it’s realistic for others, not you. Anyone can be organized, and it’s important to know some of the tips, tricks and tools to organization.
Bad things happen to everyone. They come in all forms like illness, miscarriages, abandonment, or abuse. Other times they are a result of your own bad decisions like alcohol, drug or porn addictions. Regardless of how you acquire your baggage, it's likely you have anger about it. People use that anger to protect themselves against the pain that comes from their baggage. Although you know you need to forgive, you don't quite
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="295"] Where are your issues?[/caption] I recently heard Lou Giglio give a talk on the kinds of unresolved childhood issues many of us have that prevent us from being whole people. When we aren't whole it's hard to build solid relationships with others. I found his insights in regards to childhood issues that are so useful and applicable to anyone that I would like to