Suck it Up

I grew up in a family where I heard a lot of the following: “Don’t cry, Andria.” “Don’t be angry.” “Don’t be sad.” “Don’t be mad.” “It’s not worth your tears.” “Seriously, why are you upset over that?” I could keep going, but you get … More …

Do The Opposite

I’ve been trying a practice of “doing the opposite” lately. I read about it a while ago in a blog post (can’t remember where – I read a lot of blog posts!) and thought, hmmm… that’s interesting. The idea is to do the opposite of … More …

It’s Your Move

“I’m tired,” she said. “Why? What’s been happening to make you tired?” I asked. “Nothing,” she replied, “I’m just tired of waiting for something to happen.” Ever been there? Waiting forever for something to happen? Here’s a secret for you: Nothing happens until you make … More …

Letting Go vs. Accepting

Last month my husband and went to France for vacation, a trip we originally scheduled last year but had to cancel because one of our dogs was diagnosed with cancer. She died shortly thereafter. We knew we had to cancel the trip because time with … More …

What’s Wrong with Me?

Have you ever muttered ”what’s wrong with me?” under your breath? Or aloud? Or added expletives to it? “What the f#*k is wrong with me?” Yep, me too. Recently I’ve heard this question murmured a lot, mostly quietly, under one’s breath; from friends, family, clients, … More …

#TeamNoSleep

I’ve seen this hashtag quite a bit in my social media feeds lately: #teamnosleep. I was perplexed so I searched on it and found two prominent themes. Parents with infants (of course – #teamnosleep), and busy people pushing themselves to maximum effort and sacrificing sleep. … More …

Common Emotional Eating Triggers and How to Manage Them

[This article was originally featured on dietspotlight.com on August 22, 2017] I grew up in an Italian family, which equated to food being everywhere, all the time. And, lots of it!  We were a family of four and my mom always cooked as if there … More …

It’s All an Inside Job

We live in a noisy world. There is chatter and information overload everywhere. This is great if you’re anything like me, a lifelong learner, seeker, and collector of information. I LOVE gathering information on any variety of topics, and having it at my fingertips. It’s … More …

This Is Not Where I Thought I’d Be

Have you ever looked around at your life and thought, “this is not where I thought I’d be”? I have. In fact, when I look at my life today, I often think that, and, it’s in a very positive light. If you told me ten … More …

What Would Your Younger Self Say?

Think back to a time in your life when you were carefree, when you believed you could do anything. How old were you? 10? 18? 22? Whatever the age, take a minute and tap back into that younger version of you. Are you there? Okay. … More …