Personal Relationships
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The Approval Trap

Are you a people pleaser? Are you a pushover? Do you tell little white lies to make people feel better? Do you ever mask the true gravity of a situation to avoid dealing with the consequences? If so, then you might be in an ...

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Changing (or Keeping) Your Name – How to Let the World Know

When I married my husband just over a year ago, I made it perfectly clear that I was keeping my name. I even posted about it on Career Girl – check out that article here, “The Name Change Decision.” Yet even a...

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“When we know better, we do better.”

The incomparable Maya Angelou has a quote made popular by the arguably more famous Oprah Winfrey which is, “When we know better, we do better.” When I first heard this quote, it resonated.  I used it to relate to my client...


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Hey, That’s My Idea!

Stealing ideas. It happened in your 8th grade science project, it happened in your college Poli. Sci. course, and it’s happening now. Whether someone is entirely stealing your original idea or taking credit for an idea yo...

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The Power of Female Relationships

We’ve been busy the past two weeks looking at our negative self-talk and getting ahead of shame. To supplement our internal dialogue shift, I thought I’d talk about how female friendships turbo kick our ability to positivel...

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Getting Ahead of Shame

Last week we talked about identifying our negative self-talk and shame voices in “Tackling Negative Self-Talk: Are You Lying to You?” I asked you to pay attention to often you have shaming thoughts. Did you keep tra...


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Tackling Negative Self-Talk: Are You Lying to You?

Quite a bit of my work with women is about negative self-talk. Somewhere along the way women have started to smack talk themselves, to tell themselves lies about their abilities and image of themselves. This is quite easy to do...

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How Do You Communicate? Process Oriented or Solution Focused?

The two biggest complaints that show up in couples who come into my office are sex and communication. I started the sex conversation using the 50 Shades of Grey book as a catalyst in my last post. To continue the conversation, ...

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10 Things that are Non-Negotiable

Do you know your core values? If you’re anything like me, sometimes the talk of “values” can feel a little (as my coach would call it) woo-woo. It’s a little bit touchy feely, and while incredibly import...


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4 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life a la 50 Shades of Grey

Here at Career Girl Network, our vision is to engage women, and ultimately provide career success for everyone in our network. But we’re doing something a little different today and talking more about your relationships i...