Reasons why I love NYC

Reasons why I love NYC

I’ve been away for a few weeks traveling and exploring New York City with a friend of mine. What a zany/exhausting/ eye-opening joyride of an adventure it’s been! As a New Yorker who’s lived here longer than anywhere else, I like to think I know the city well. Yet every time I venture into the thick of it, I’m still amazed at all there is to see and do and experience. All the different people from around the world who call this wild city their home, the melting pot of cultures, the stories, the dreams.

I don’t always enjoy living in New York. To be honest, the weather is unpleasant or depressing at least 50% of the year (ask any New Yorker and they’ll tell you no one moves to the city for the weather!), it’s often noisy and crowded with an energy that can be overwhelming if you don’t know how to disconnect yourself.

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Confessions of a workaholic (and what I’ve decided)

Confessions of a Workaholic

The day I found out I could pee whenever I wanted to was a memorable one.

It was right after I had graduated from college – (bear with me here, I promise this isn’t a story involving some strange bladder syndrome :)) I had landed a job in PR, my dream field at the time and was beyond stoked – I envisioned busy days immersed in Important Things, handling Important Matters. It all seemed so high-profile.

I had forgotten to ask what the dress code was beforehand but that didn’t matter – I showed up to my first day in a full-on black power suit, complete with spike heels. I was ready to go. Being the earnest little worker I was, I did what we all do on our first days at a new job – I keenly watched my co-workers and the office personnel move around and go about their tasks, eager to pick up and emulate and learn.

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Sometimes You Gotta Let it Go…
Why Perfectionism Keeps Us Stuck

Why Perfectionism Keeps You Stuck

I’m working on my wellness e-book this week and in the very final stages of editing and design (!!!) Coming to you soonly:) This e-book has been a labour of love and I thought I’d share the process of its development with you as I think it demonstrates something that happens to many of us.

I’m talking about resistance. And namely striving for perfectionism.

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The Healing Power of Crying (plus I’m back!)

The healing power of crying

When I mentioned in my last newsletter that I’d be taking a few weeks off from the blog, I anticipated that I’d be pretty booked up with some wellness projects, coaching, training, and work demands but Ohhh.. did I underestimate just how FULL my waking hours would be.

Over the past few weeks I was so so grateful to receive some big opportunities to expand and grow myself, both work-wise and blog-wise. I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone as a coach, as a speaker, as a writer, and it felt so good to be moving in the direction of where I want to be.

Along with this myriad of wonderful Opportunity came a host of other not-so-great side effects though.
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