Behind all of the sparkly outfits, champagne toasts, and repetitive Instagram captions, we all have our own feelings about the start of a new year. Some people are excited. Others are full of dread. There’s regret, optimism, anxiety, hope, pressure. Our society puts a lot of emphasis on the beginning of a new calendar year.…… Continue reading New Year: New Me? The “Why” Behind Resolutions That Creates or Crushes Success
See also: Propel Women What have you told yourself about who you are today? I don’t know about you, but when I pause to think about what I “speak” over myself on a regular basis, I cringe at the harshness. I am not talking about audible words, although those can also be just as degrading. I…… Continue reading Are You Nice To You?
Hey friend, Yes, you. In a society that has put victims of sexual assault and abuse under a generalized group label, I want to talk to you because you are not just one of the masses. You have a story and it’s important. It’s important because you’ve been hurt. I get it. I know what…… Continue reading To a Victim, From a Victim
Tone of voice is a game-changer, isn’t it? I am very capable of saying “that was so nice of you” in a tone that actually says “you are the worst.” Or how about the “it’s so good to see you” with an underlying “I prayed you would relocate to Pluto.” And we all have that friend who truly means to give a compliment but ends up saying “you look horrible in every color but that one, stick to it.”
Tone of voice matters.
She looks so happy. Why can’t I be that happy? I guess because she has ________, and I don’t. They say money can’t buy happiness, but he sure is making a great case to argue that. Why doesn’t my family love me that much? I guess because I can’t ______ like he can. Thoughts we…… Continue reading Truly Content or Insta-Content, Do We Even Know The Difference?
This year I am doing things a little differently. If you know me, the title of this post probably made you laugh because I never actually keep New Year’s resolutions when I make them anyways. Maybe that’s because the only ones I make are outrageously unattainable, like “travel the world in 30 seconds.” But that…… Continue reading Why I Decided Not To Make A New Year’s Resolution
A man by the name of Jim Rohn once said “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Someone threw that concept at me years ago and it has haunted me ever since because I know how true it is. “If you really want to…… Continue reading Two Choices: Make Moves or Make Excuses