I know the heavy heart we’re sharing in and while I don’t have the right words, I’d like to be a supportive presence. I listened to a podcast where journalist and researcher, Jenny Wallace said:
“Never worry alone.”
This is something I strongly believe in. I know the power of confiding in someone you trust. We’re social beings and connection is essential, especially during tough times. This is why I mentor. Sharing what’s on your heart and mind provides:
- Emotional relief. It reduces stress/anxiety so you can be lighter and happier.
- It helps you be your own problem solver which builds confidence.
- Connection and support let you know you matter impacting how you hold yourself in the world.
Who do you share your worries with? Who do your girls share their worries with? It’s worth taking a second to consider. I’m always here if you need.
Although I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, I do tend to encourage a little reflection at the end of December. Something I’ve noticed a lot is that a bridge year can get overlooked for all its accomplishments because they typically involve discomfort! In this pep talk, we chat what a bridge year is, how to know if you’re in one, and why you should celebrate it!
After many years of mentoring, I’m sharing what I think is the mentorship sweet spot! If you’re a parent and having been thinking about getting your daughter a mentor, this is a great episode for you!
Did you have moments over Thanksgiving break where you felt like your family operated fully without you? Maybe like the didn’t need you or that you didn’t fit in? You are not alone! In this pep talk, I chat through what the root of feeling like you don’t fit in with your family really is and how you can shift out of it!
Friendship (especially shifts in them) is a huge topic that comes up in my private practice and in this pep talk, we’re chatting about going from being friends with someone to being acquaintances because it can be uncomfortable. Listen for my mentor tip around this and trust me when I say you’re not alone!
I always give my students the opportunity to text me in between sessions so they can fill me in on what’s going on or get any kind of support if they need it, but I noticed that there was sometimes hesitancy in reaching out. In today’s pep talk, I’m sharing a reframe for asking for help that’s been really helpful/ make reaching out easier!
how to know whose advice to take
Been recently ditched? If you said, yes, I’m not surprised. September is a HUGE month for friendship shifts. In this episode, I share why back to school getting left out is common, why it’s really big for college freshman, and what you can do about it.
Have you ever asked a bunch of people what you should do about something then ended up confused OR maybe people just give you unsolicited advice which ends up making you feel unclear. If any of these sound familiar, then this episode is for you. Today, I share a tool for what I use to gage if I should take someone’s advice or not. It’s helped me out so much and I hope it works for you as well!