Tag Archives: Growth

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The F**k You F**k Off Campaign

To err is human, to forgive is divine. Maybe…. But I think it should say: To err is human. To forgive may be divine, but it sucks and sometimes feels impossible. Forgiveness is not about condoning the act that needs forgiving. It’s about freeing yourself … More …

The Only Way Out Is Through

I was talking to a friend the other day who’s going through a difficult time. She said words I’ve heard and felt many times: “I wish I could fast forward to get to the resolution of this situation.” I’ve thought similar things in my life, … More …

What Is Coaching? And Is It Right for Me?

After almost two decades of being a coach (both inside the Corporate world and in my own business), I still get the question: what exactly is coaching…? If you’re wondering the same thing, here’s my answer for you. Coaching is a process to help you … More …

Common Traits of Truly Happy (and Successful) People

I’ve been on a quest the past few months to uncover the similarities of some of the most successful people I know. What I mean by “most successful” are those who are happy (yes, really truly happy); they love what they do, are highly motivated … More …