Encouragement

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Episode 100 of Don’t Cut Your Bangs is here! What. In. The. World. How did this happen? What a wonderful wonderful (written 2x for emphasis) thing to write and say.  In this week’s episode, I enlisted the help of a friend, Juanita Molano Para. She’s a former guest turned temporary host that took me down […]

Episode 100

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A new episode of session reflections – Ep. 98 Truth vs Trust. What does it mean to trust the way you feel when loved ones and experts disagree? A peak inside the episode. What does it mean to trust the way you feel when people you trust, who love you, or experts disagree? Who actually […]

Trust. Truth. And, what does it mean when people we love disagree?

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Are you feeling stuck, stagnant or are already giving up on our New Years resolution? Are you feeling stuck, stagnant or kicking yourself for dropping your New Years resolution? If the answer is “yes” there’s a good reason, and I can tell you it’s not a reflection of the following:⁣ Laziness⁣ Lack of trying⁣ Not […]

Introducing Session Reflections & more meaningful Self-Care

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The overachiever spiral Here’s the story of the spiral: Step 1. Because we’re trying to be perfect, never disappoint, and do all the things for all the people in our lives – we feel anxious, busy and wish there were four of us to get everything done. Step 2. When the expectations we have for […]

The Overachiever Spiral & a podcast just for you

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Trying to think my way through a feeling problem Full discloser, I didn’t start my own therapy until I was working my first year as a therapist. I couldn’t see it then, but there was a part of me that thought that I could “out smart” my uncomfortable emotions. If I learned the tools, taught […]

Trying to think my way through a feeling problem

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Friends? Are you “should-ing” all over yourselves? We all wear a lot of different hats. Boss, employee, spouse, sibling, parent, friend, etc. Some matter a great deal to us, others we can’t wait to shed at the end of the day. And when it comes to our emotional wellbeing, the hats – AKA aspects of […]

Are you “Should-ing” all over yourself?

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A conversation about healing 3 Healing Journal Prompts I Love …To feel Willie Good. About a week ago a client that I’d been working with for about 5 months asked me, “How do you know when you’re done?”⁣ We explored the question for a little while, and what became clear was that she wanted to […]

When it comes to Healing – How do you know when you’re really “over it”?

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Do you consider yourself a Type-A personality who: Likes making lists? Loves checking things off the list? Holds yourself to incredibly high standards? If so, you likely have a STRONG aversion to -> Procrastination. The tough part is that even with the best organizational strategies, and having the best of intentions, we still procrastinate. When […]

Overcoming uncertainty & self-criticism. A NEW approach for Procrastination.

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Let’s look at gaslighting, self-forgiveness, & revisit a podcast with fbi negotiator Gary Noesner. Gaslighting is like dousing a can of lighter fluid on a match. The experience can leave you scratching your head and doubting yourself. ⁣⁣We start thinking things like✔️Maybe I am being dramatic.⁣✔️I guess do complain too much.⁣✔️Things probably would’ve been better […]

How do we offer grace to ourselves in the face of confusion & manipulation?

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Where do we struggle with change & how do we stay on track? Do you know where most people struggle with change? ⁣⁣After they’ve taken that first big step into the unknown. ⁣⁣It’s vulnerable, itchy, sweaty, and often feels like lightyears away from our end goal – to feel better. ⁣⁣Whether your goal is:⁣* Career […]

Where do we struggle with change & how do we stay on track?

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Trust can be a challenging topic to talk about, especially when it’s been broken. Whether we’re talking about a romantic love, a coworker, our bodies, or our government there’s one relationship that connects them all 👉🏻 the one between you and you. ⁣ You are the thread that connects all of the components of your […]

Trust. And what it means when it’s broken.

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New solocast: ep. 81 on Don’t cut your own bangs Have you felt the pangs of jealousy lately? If so, be easy on yourself. ⁣ Jealousy is often seen as a negative emotion. And let’s be honest, it doesn’t feel that great when we experience it. ⁣⁣BUT, getting curious about what jealousy might be telling […]

How exploring jealousy can unlock desire.

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My change process I had an emotional moment this past Saturday. I made a thing (The Free Unleashing You Workshop) and was 90 minutes away from sharing this with people. ACTUAL people, with eyes, and hearts, and minds, and opinions, and everything! I had a plan set for how I was going to “show up […]

My Change Process & an Invitation to The Unleashing You Course

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Setting goals based on how you want to feel The condition of our physical body’s is closely connected to our mental health, and the stress of 2020 has taken a toll. Before you set your New Years resolutions, I’d HIGHLY encourage you to take the time to listen to my conversation with nutritionist, coach, and […]

A Gentler Approach to Goal Setting – ep. 77 of Don’t Cut Your Own Bangs

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What does money mean to you? Stay with me here.⁣ ⁣There’s what money literally is – paper, coins, plastic cards, numbers in an account – Then there’s what is represents. Especially around the holiday season, money means A LOT. ⁣⁣Whether we’re talking about winning the lottery ⬆️ or CC debt ⬇️ exploring your emotional relationship […]

Money & Our Emotional Wellbeing

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