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The Number One Thing I Use To Make Decisions

“Trust your intuition,” “trust your gut,” we get it! We’ve seen that quote a million times on Pinterest and if you click the hashtag #quoteoftheday I’m sure you’ll find it posted a million more times. If you don’t know this already, I LOOOVE a good inspirational quote. But, it irks me when a really important or profound statement gets overused to the point where we are almost desensitized to it; “Trust your intuition,” is one of those quotes for me.…

advice

My Advice On How To Get Good Advice

How many times have you consulted your single friend on relationship or dating advice? How many times have you consulted your equally lost mid twenties friends on how to figure out your life? My advice here is, be careful whom you take advice from, including mine. Which is a pretty counter productive statement for me to use, but I genuinely believe this. I do my best to only offer advice when I truly believe that I feel qualified to offer…

anxiety

How I Overcame Social Anxiety

You might be surprised to know that I grew up with some serious social anxiety. Wait, what? The bubbly, charismatic, center of attention deals with social anxiety? No, way. Didn’t your mom ever teach you not to judge a book by its cover? I’ve had conversations about having social anxiety with people who also deal with it, and the truth is everyone just copes with it differently. Some retract and distance themselves; I over compensated by forcing myself to be…

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I Don’t Know Where To Start

So, there is something you really want to do, you can’t seem to get yourself to do it because you don’t know where to start? I get it, starting something new can be terrifying and a bit overwhelming. I honestly didn’t know where to start with this blog post, I kinda just started writing knowing that something would come out of me onto the page. That’s pretty much how I’ve done everything that I do, the ole “say yes and…

There Is Nothing Wrong With You

"There is nothing wrong with you" - is what I wish someone would have said to me when I was young and struggling with my mental health/anxiety.   “ Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. “ -mentalhealth.gov I found this quote while writing a blog about combating stress for one of my clients, and I thought…

To Whom It May Concern

To Whom It May Concern

To Whom It May Concern, This is a letter to me, but also to you, because if you’re reading it then lets just assume you need to hear it too. Everything is going to work out the way it is supposed to, what is for you will never miss you. It will always find it’s way to you. It may be right in front of your nose. The thing you want is already there, it already exists out there, just…

Independent Woman
anxiety

How I Stopped Letting Anxiety Keep Me Up At Night

“Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. “ mentalhealth.gov Understanding my own mental health has become almost an obsession of mine. Especially since I realized that understanding it enabled me to have more of a choice in how I approach and react to life. It is something I am very passionate about sharing with people! So today,…

Advice

Why Is It So Hard To Take Our Own Advice?

Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Montelucia It’s no secret that I love giving advice (Hence, the creation of Life Off The Reel). I get a thrill out of successfully overcoming emotional hurdles and sharing how I did it. I love listening to other people’s problems, talking through them and helping them figure out how to overcome them. I’m not sure why, maybe I should have been a psychologist? Maybe I’ll end up being some sort of coach some…

Settle In

You Can Settle In Without Settling

You know that feeling that pit in your stomach feeling, when you look around and your life doesn’t look the way you want it to. You want more, you know you’re capable of more, you deserve better, but you look around and life just isn’t what you want it to be. You refuse to settle for this life. You’re so determined to get to where you want to go, that where you’re at almost drains you. You can’t enjoy the…