5 steps to disrupt exhaustion

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Exhaustion is not a badge of honor to show how much we care or how hard we work.  It is, however, one of the ways that we deplete ourselves and prevent ourselves from taking healthy, meaningful action. What’s exhausting you today? We could each make a long list, right? Here are a few of mine: Whip wielding order patrol officers abusing …

Is it “true” or is it gender conditioning?

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Is it “true” or is it gender conditioning?  Here’s how to stop gaslighting ourselves into staying small.  Take self-doubt, for example. Sometimes we believe that we don’t have the answer or that we can’t trust ourselves with the answer we’ve come up with.Play along with me for a bit and remember a time when you came up with a new …

The secret to disrupting overwhelm

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What’s on your “overwhelm list?”Here’s a snapshot of mine: The Delta variant (and other variants) SB8 and vigilante activity What’s about to happen to girls & women in Afghanistan Changing Covid-19 protocols Haitians rebuilding after the earthquake Effects of Hurricane Ida Wildfires Systematic dismantling of voting rights in the United States The mid-term elections Learning the biz ins and outs as a solo-preneurNotice how my list is full of vaguely …

Addicted to catastrophizing?

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Addicted to catastrophizing?  I get it… I’ve been addicted to catastrophizing for most of my life.  I would assume the worst case scenario and feel relief when it didn’t happen.  I loved the relief, but hated the pain that I’d put myself through for hours, days, and sometimes even weeks before the dreaded moment when things could decline so rapidly …

Stop pathologizing women for feeling uncertain. It’s sexist!

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I’ve been following Imposter Syndrome research at a distance for decades. It first attracted me because it helped me make sense of what I was experiencing in the academe. I felt less alone when I read the statistics and learned that many high achieving women felt like frauds while still excelling and making the world a more equitable place. The …

more success = more fear

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Doesn’t sound right, does it?  Wouldn’t you think that the more success a person achieves, the more confident they would feel?  It’s often not the case and here’s why.  We do not create evidence in our brains that we can trust ourselves when we make excuses for our achievements.   Here are a few examples that might sound familiar to you. …

Even if your voice shakes…

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…because it will. “Leave safety behind. Put your body on the line. Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say.”  -Maggie Kuhn, Founder of Gray Panthers aging activist and reformer I’ve been thinking lately about the power …

My story with gun violence

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How many names on this partial list do you remember? Annapolis – 2018 Atlanta – 2021 Aurora – 2012 Boulder – 2021 Charleston – 2015 Columbine – 1999 Dayton – 2019 Downtown Dallas – 2017 El Paso – 2019 Ft. Lauderdale Airport – 2017 Gilroy – 2019 Parkland – 2018 Pulse Nightclub – 2016 Las Vegas -2017 Midland & Odessa …

Fire & brimstone level fear

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I used to feel ashamed about so many aspects of my life that I forgot myself and started to seek approval for my hobbies, clothing preferences, research and parenting. I forgot that it was an option to decide for myself. Over time, I slowly hid the qualities that made me uniquely me. They weren’t gone though. They were just muted. …

Chasing “tomorrow” used to fuel my perfection.

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I am a planner and a dreamer.   I love the dopamine hit I get from making an elaborate plan to detox with a cleanse, adjust my business model, create a travel itinerary, make a research goal that includes an unrealistic amount of reading or start a new scheduling plan.   I imagine it and I lay it all out …