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.
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
Anger plagues so many people's lives. And the deep rooted anger that stems from abuse, trauma and abandonment can destroy the live of an individual and those around that person. Though many people know they struggle with anger, they don't know what to do about it. They can feel helpless and controlled by anger. When you know you struggle with anger it's essential to know what the root
It's likely you've had a patience problem since you were a little kid asking, "Are we there yet?" and making the driver crazy. Few people are inherently patient, and those that are, drive us impatient people crazy because they won't just get on with it. They make us wait to get things done right or just don't like feeling rushed. [caption id="attachment_722" align="alignleft" width="300"] Impatience[/caption] I grew up in the
Pain from past wrongs can ruin lives because people spend endless time and energy focusing on the anger and pain associated with the story of the event. Wrongs can scale from small, like a boyfriend or girlfriend leaving you, to very large like rape. Although the intensity of the wrong varies, one thing remains constant. You must forgive the other person for the wrong to heal from the pain.