Embracing Your Uniqueness

  Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland  . Why do we care? Do you ever wonder why we care so much what others think about us? Each one of us is a unique and special individual. What if you were to live your … Read more

“NO” Is a Complete Sentence

  Is this You? You say yes to something you really don’t want to do just to keep someone else happy You have a fear of letting others down You are constantly apologizing You hate confrontation You rarely ask for or accept help You feel exhausted and depleted from putting everyone else’s needs before your … Read more

Who is Really Choosing Your Thoughts?

How Patterns of Thinking are Created Over our lifetime we develop patterns of thinking based on our experiences and the different people who role modeled behaviors to us. When we become adults, we begin to notice that there are certain patterns of thinking that seem to be creating more unhappiness than good in our lives. … Read more

How to Feel Good About Your Body

Is that what I really look like? When I started recording videos for The Joy Lab I was struck by the image of myself on the screen. I remember asking myself “Is that what I really look like?”.  I realized that I was judging my body shape, my skin and even how I was moving … Read more

Expectations vs Acceptance

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” – William Shakespeare Often when I am coaching a client on upsets they are experiencing in a relationship I hear these statements: • “Why would anyone in their right mind think like that?” • “A normal person would never behave that way.” • “Why do I have to … Read more

What is BALANCE anyway?

  What is BALANCE? In a conversation with a client recently we were discussing the word “balance”. We hear this word often, suggesting that we find balance in our lives; most often referring to the balance between work and play. At first blush it seems obvious, work and play should play equal parts in your … Read more