I learned this mind-blowing trick for getting unstuck and I had to share because it’s changing my life. Feeling stuck can come up in different ways. Maybe you feel blocked, unmotivated, or are having a hard time making a decision. This video will help get the momentum moving forward!
During college I was on the BC Pom Squad where I danced at all the football and basketball games. Recently, my mom asked me how it felt to cheer on the team all those years. I told her I was a performer, not a cheerleader, but it made me think. I was there to show school spirit and support Boston College so she was right. I was a cheerleader. Over the last few weeks, I’ve realized that I’m still a cheerleader. As a mentor I support and champion for girls all day long. This is the game changer: Everyone needs a cheerleader and it’s the key to confidence.
We all need to hear encouragement from an impartial third party. Parental support is incredibly important, but can sometimes be ignored. A cheerleader guides girls to see their own value. Everyone needs help believing in themselves. There is invaluable strength that comes from having another person cheer you on. Also when you have a cheerleader, it helps you become a better cheerleader for others. Take some time today to send your cheerleaders a little extra love!
Everyday my students tell me how stressed out they are and I totally get it. We have so much going on that it can be hard to do everything. The amount of questions I get about finding balance are on an all time high, but what interests me is my student’s shift into anxiety and its relationship to worthiness, deserving, and feeling good enough. Stress and anxiety are all things that EVERYONE faces, but what helps? My secret:
Mentorship and meditation.
These two things together helped me realize that I’m enough as I am. I don’t need anything on the outside (likes on Insta, cool friends, a hot boyfriend) to feel like I’m worthy on the inside. Allowing myself to be mentored has opened me up to hearing the, “Me Too,” or knowing that everything I’m going through is normal and human. It’s helped me get to know myself. Girls come to me all the time feeling like they need to be fixed. You’re not broken. There’s nothing wrong with you. Your fears are normal.
The second secret is meditation. You can’t get to know yourself if you’re not able to sit with yourself. Meditation is recharging. It’s a way to find peace in chaos, but you need to work it in order for it to work for you. Girls feel like it’s hard to meditate, but that’s a myth. Want to build a meditation practice? Below is my meditation playlist on Spotify (which all my students ask me about). Some songs are upbeat for energy. Some are softer to calm you down. Pick a song and focus on your breath for the entirety. Everyday is different so sometimes it will be easy to sit; somedays it’ll be hard. Thoughts start to drift? Totally okay! Come back to focusing on your breath. Try to meditate once a day for 21 days. You’ll be surprised how much you crave your meditation time once it becomes part of your routine.
Last Friday I hung out with 4th and 5th graders during theme day who were asking ALL about middle school. Starting a new chapter can be intimidating! Watch the video to learn what you HAVE to know before starting middle school.
If you’ve ever planned a photo way in advanced to post on Instagram then this is for you! In our Girls Group Coaching we’ve been talking a lot about why we share online and it got me thinking: do we spend more time taking pictures of us having fun than actually having fun? Do we spend more time building our online world rather than actually being present in our life away from the phones and computers? For answers check out the video!
When we’re trying to make decisions or attract new things into our lives, we have to get clear about what we want first. We can seriously drive ourselves nuts when we agonize over choices. In this video I share my tips for figuring out what you want!
When I was a kid, there was a rhyme “stick and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me” and even as I type this out I cannot believe how untrue this is. Our words make us incredibly powerful. We have the power to tell someone something that could make them feel terrible or we could say things that bring such joy and here’s the deal: we get to choose. Click play to find out how powerful you really are.
I don’t know about you, but for me, September always feels waaaay more like a fresh start than January 1st does. It’s something about the change in season that makes me want to take an inventory on what happened last year and what I’d like to accomplish in the upcoming year. That’s why I always write out my resolutions in September, which I have dubbed “School Year Resolutions” (I even liked it so much I named my September group coaching after it). In this video, I share my tips for creating your own set of intentions for the upcoming year. Cheers to making it your best yet!
PS! This Saturday, September 7th, I’m going to help you set some School Year Resolutions with a little yoga at Ivivva Athletica in Ridgewood. More details here!