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New on the podcast! Ep. 74 on Don’t Cut Your Own Bangs This is one tasty episode with the founder of Revival Food Co., Rachel Klein.  Rachel makes craft almond butter, you’ll actually enjoy! Free of palm oil, sugar, peanuts, and non-GMO – this butter is packed with flavor. Potentially even better then the butter’s […]

How a Party Favor Became a Business: with Rachel Klein

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some best practices, what to avoid, & new on Don’t Cut Your Own Bangs This week is all about gratitude. But before we start to dive into all of the amazing gifts that can be found with counting our blessings, I want to take a sec and talk about when forcing gratitude can actually be […]

What Gratitude & Compassion Fatigue REALLY Mean for Our Mental Health

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How doubting ourselves can make burnout harder to detect. Burnout can be a common experience during the holiday season. And one reason that it can be harder to detect is doubting what we feel is legitimate. When we push through the pain, add more to our to-do list, and over-caffeinate – we’re likely sending ourselves […]

Overcoming burnout & self-doubt

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Focusing on ourselves is often described as “selfish”. ⁣ Focusing on the needs of others is “selfless”. ⁣ This time last year, I was in a session with my therapist and didn’t realized how close I was to burnout. He sat patiently and listened as I detailed -⁣ All the things I had to do⁣ […]

What does it really mean to be SELFish?

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…while also creating a successful business? The short answer – You can’t. Stay with me here. I don’t mean that you aren’t capable of doing hard things. Of course you are! And I don’t mean that you can’t get up and get sh*t done, while also struggling in your personal life. But I DO MEAN […]

How do I save myself from burnout?

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How identifying our values can reduce stress, offer clarity, and empower decision making. Our values are the connective thread for all of our choices. If communication is like a dance, then our values are the rhythm of the beat. But, what does it mean if we don’t know what they are? Chances are, if you […]

All roads lead to our Values

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Don’t Cut Your Own Bangs Ep. 58 an interview with Gary Noesner Meet Gary Noesner – author, instructor, investigator, and FBI negotiator.  Gary served as the lead hostage negotiator during the first 25 days of the 51 day siege in Waco TX. His book Stalling for Time, My life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator became […]

An FBI Negotiator’s take on connection, communication, and trust.

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I’ve noticed a theme in the last couple weeks. We are tired, really tired. Working from home, full-time parenting, working overtime – it’s a lot! We’re mentally, physically, and emotionally strained. I feel it too, and now more than ever we need an energy boost. When you need to recharge – try these 3 steps. […]

Need an Energy Boost? Try these 3 things.

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Don’t Cut Your Own Bangs Ep. 56 Procrastination is often considered a sign of laziness or lack of motivation. But what if it meant something else? In this solo-cast I explore what it means for me, how I’ve seen it affect clients, and share a VERY recent example of procrastination from another podcast interview I […]

Wait for it…Procrastination.

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the power of compassion, curiosity, & choice. Practice the best of you, whether the best of them is showing up or not. I heard this statement recently, and when a good lesson gets hooked in my brain I’ll repeat it, write it down, and recite it to others all in an attempt to integrate it […]

That time I acted like a jerk & learned something

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…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 know – “…when I’ve healed what I need to heal, […]

3 Healing Journal Prompts I Love.

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Or am I just sleepy, thirsty, or hungry? Is everyone mean? Or are we just sleepy, thirsty, or hungry? I recently had a session with a couple that wanted to work on communication in their marriage. They were overworked, exhausted, and said they wanted strategies to better understand each other and more effectively communicate. They […]

Is everyone mean?…

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and 3 little lies we tell ourselves that become big problems later on When I’m working with clients on reducing stress and anxiety, I like to begin exploring the little lies we tell ourselves that can become bigger problems over time. ⁣ The Big 3⁣ “I’m fine.” ⁣ “It’s ok.”⁣ Laughing…⁣ at jokes that aren’t […]

Let’s talk about Awareness

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Don’t Cut Your Own Bangs Ep. 46 Listen HERE In today’s solocast I explore how a 3yr old Facebook memory helped me access joy and appreciation for myself.  May 14th, 2017 I graduated with my masters degree. May 15th, 2017 I started my first day of work as a therapist in private practice. I remember […]

The journey & unlocking limitless Joy

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It slows down the hamster wheel Meditation slows down the hamster wheel– Once my phone became my alarm clock, it became harder and harder to not check emails, texts, or social media as soon as my eyes opened in the morning. When my phone sets the emotional tone of my morning, I start to feel […]

3 ways I use Meditation on a daily basis.

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