Choosing to be Sober-ish

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2022

The non-alcoholic (NA) beverage industry is booming and will continue growing as people trade in the hangover to prioritize their own health and wellness. As people educate themselves on the health implications of alcohol, we've started to discover we may have been duped by our society. Had a hard day? Grab a drink. Kids driving you crazy? Have a drink. Global Pandemic? Have 3 drinks.

Nov 1st, 2020, I started to prioritize my own health in a deeper way. I felt okay, but I wanted to feel great. I started seeing a functional medicine doctor and I was honest with her that I was drinking a bottle of wine most nights and I knew that was part of the problem. Terrible sleep, tired all the time, anxiety, joint pain, irritability, weight gain. I wanted to fix the root cause of the problem. I'd had a coach/therapist for years and had come a long way with the emotional side of why I was drinking. But I was curious if there were any physiological reasons. The lab results were in and here is...

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Building "Soft Skills" Through the Enneagram

Uncategorized Feb 14, 2022

Rarely do you see skills like compassionate, self-aware, or emotionally intelligent show up on a resume. These are often called "soft skills", but there's nothing soft about them. It takes daily intention and effort to learn these skills. It's a journey not a destination. No book, podcast or personality assessment will be a quick solution to building these skills. But the Enneagram personality framework can give you a starting point along with a GPS map for your journey.

 

The Enneagram is a personality typing system that describes 9 different types of ways we view the world. Psychologically we created these patterns of behavior in childhood. They were meant to protect us, but as we carry these into adulthood, they can often be limitations. The Enneagram wakes you up to these patterns of behavior and helps you uncover what motivates you to behave a certain way in the first place. It shows you the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's all about dismantling the ego (aka personality)...

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Goodbye 30’s, Hello 40’s

Uncategorized Feb 08, 2022

Goodbye lack of confidence

Hello unshakable self-assurance

 

Goodbye the need for control

Hello to knowing I’m right where I’m supposed to be

 

Goodbye to the past

Hello to the present

 

Goodbye body shame

Hello loving my body and all she’s done for me

 

Goodbye overdrinking and overeating to numb emotions

Hello healthy living and feeling all my emotions, good and bad

 

Goodbye to people pleasing

Hello saying no, when I mean no

 

Goodbye keeping my mouth shut to keep the peace

Hello being brave enough to speak up in a respectful way

 

Goodbye black and white thinking

Hello knowing there are many shades of gray

 

Goodbye thinking complex problems have simple solutions

Hello knowing that complex problems have complex solutions

 

Goodbye uncertainty about my career

Hello knowing I’m doing exactly what I was put here to do

 

Goodbye judgment of myself and others

Hello understanding life is complex and we are all...

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