Fire & brimstone level fear

Michelle Morkert burnout, censorship, coaching, confidence, courage, decisions, education, feminism, feminist coaching, feminist revolution, gender, gender norms, gender roles, healthy living, imposter syndrome, Michelle Morkert Coaching, misogyny, revolution, self-care, self-censorship, self-doubt, sexism, white supremacy culture

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.

Michelle Morkert burnout, coaching, courage, decisions, feminism, feminist coaching, feminist revolution, gender, gender norms, gender roles, imposter syndrome, Michelle Morkert Coaching, self-care, self-censorship

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 …

You get to DECIDE

Michelle Morkert burnout, coaching, community, decisions, feminism, feminist coaching, gender, gender norms, gender roles, healthy living, imposter syndrome, Michelle Morkert Coaching, self-care

I DECIDED to take the last week to rest and that’s exactly what happened.  I’ve never rested like this because I always felt too guilty, at least that’s what my inner critic said.  I thought that I “shouldn’t” rest.  I thought that I didn’t deserve to rest.  I thought that working myself to the point of exhaustion meant that I …

I’m not going to meet misogyny in the middle.

Michelle Morkert coaching, confidence, courage, decisions, feminism, feminist coaching, gender norms, gender roles, Michelle Morkert Coaching, misogyny, racism, sexism, white supremacy culture

I’m not going to meet white supremacy culture in the middle either.   In fact, I’m coming for both of them.  Here’s how. I coach women who  refuse to tiptoe around power structures and their fragile leaders.  I coach women who recognize that imposter syndrome is a toxic effect of patriarchy.  I coach women who won’t play by someone else’s …

Liberation!

Liberation!

Michelle Morkert burnout, censorship, coaching, community, confidence, courage, decisions, feminism, feminist coaching, feminist revolution, gender, gender norms, gender roles, healthy living, imposter syndrome, Michelle Morkert Coaching, revolution, self-censorship, self-doubt, sexism

I thought that I needed to wait for “something” to happen before I could be free.  I told myself to work hard, be perfect (good luck with that!) and try to exceed the expectations of each situation. I told myself to wait until: I left a toxic workplace I finished my dissertation and publish my own research I stopped caring …

Stubborn Sophie

Stubborn Sophie

Michelle Morkert courage, covid-19, decisions, self-care

I walked into my home work space today and found my 12 year old cat, Sophie, sitting on the keyboard of my laptop.  She saw me walk into the room.  She watched me watch her.  She met my eyes and stared right back at me calmly.   Sophie was not going to budge.  She did not budge.   This cat …

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

Michelle Morkert burnout, community, Croatia, decisions, feminism, gender, gender norms, gender roles, healthy living, self-care

I’ve got a crazy idea. . . I’m not sure this is realistic, but. . . What if. . . I’ve always wanted to. . . Don’t you cherish conversations about aspirational ideas with special people who respond positively and authentically?    I love that idea!   What if…? Of course you could do that! Emilie Aries, founder of BossedUp and …