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 …

“Ungodly Matriarchy”

Michelle Morkert burnout, coaching, community, confidence, courage, feminism, feminist coaching, gender, gender norms, gender roles, Michelle Morkert Coaching, misogyny, racism, self-care, self-censorship, sexism, white supremacy culture

Feminist hear the ABCD’s of gender slurs regularly.  BIPOC feminists experience the most vile threats.  As a white feminist, my race privilege insulates me.   Haters on social media who would not recognize me if we were standing in line next to one another at Starbucks ordering identical drinks, called me dangerous, immoral and radical.   They called me feminist, …

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 …

Curiosity killed the cat, but. . .

Michelle Morkert burnout, education, gender, gender roles, healthy living, self-care

“Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.”  That’s the saying, right?  I’m not sure what to make of the sentiment when we add the rejoinder.  Perhaps it has something to do with the mythical nine lives of cats.  They take risks because they can.  Maybe…  As a human without the benefits of nine lives and an admiration for …

Foot

The Secret to Self-Care

Michelle Morkert burnout, gender norms, gender roles, healthy living, self-care

Yep!  That’s my foot.  And, it’s my daily reminder about brain power and self-care. Popularized definitions of self-care are gendered.  There’s no doubt about it, right?!  U.S. society convinces women (which women?) and men (which men?) to practice self-care through consumption of gendered products and experiences designed to help us overcome burnout.  But, the only person who knows what you …