never worry alone

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.

travel tips for the sensitive soul

I just got back from Europe, and if you’re a sensitive soul like me, travel can be majorly dysregulating! Trips change what you eat, sleep, and do. Even though that’s amazing for expanding, it can show up as big feelings, so I’m sharing my tips to help anxious girlies feel more grounded.

💧Stay hydrated – Dehydration puts major stress on the body. Always have water on you. You don’t know how long you’ll be sitting in the airport or waiting for the car.

🧖🏻‍♀️ Take care of your skin – Skin impacts confidence! I like @herocosmetics patches + use the @tataharperskincare lip cream in bare under my eyes and nose too.

✈️ Wear a multipurpose outfit – We had major travel delays and were late for everything. Wear a comfy outfit with layers this way if plans shift, you can feel good if you end up going right to dinner or start directly exploring. No stress about wanting to change or feeling uncomfortable. I did @madewelltank + button down and a @the______bar sweatshirt.

💤 Use a sleep meditation – I don’t have an easy time sleeping in new places, so I use a Yoga Nidra meditation from @spotify or there’s a whole section for sleep support in the Mentor Membership too!

📖 Bring a book you can’t put down – Getting lost in a book can be grounding. I’m now obsessed with Fourth Wing by @rebeccayarros

📆 Schedule a mentor session – I did a UHP session with @resiliencehealing. Also, sessions after traveling help you get back into the swing of things. This is important! Don’t skip!

I hope these tips support my sensitive souls out there! Happy vacationing!

 

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bridge year energy

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!

the best grade to get a mentor

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!

back from college and fitting in with your family

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!

from friends to friendly

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!

how to ask for help

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!

podcast mentioned:

how to know whose advice to take