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October 18, 2018

To be able to get to a place where your divorce no longer defines you, but that instead you're constructing a BETTER life because of it, you first have to get through the initial heartbreak, grief, and trauma of the end of one of your most significant and meaningfu...

October 30, 2017

"Once we belong thoroughly to ourselves and believe thoroughly in ourselves, true belonging is ours." These words are the powerful basis for the book "Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown. This review will help you understand in simple terms what this b...

September 18, 2017

Let's be clear: judgment is a double whammy. Other people judge us AND we judge ourselves. Ouch and ouch. But what if we uncovered the sources of your judgement? Naked judgment is vulnerable judgment. It's judgment we can poke at and deflate. Raising awareness...

September 5, 2017

So much of doubt comes from the stories we tell ourselves about what our choices mean and how our choices will be received by the world. By tackling those beliefs, you can begin to overcome doubt and take steps toward living the life you want for yourself.

August 29, 2017

Today's post is about relieving the self-judgment and fear associated with your own choices. It is about helping you to determine what it would look like for you to truly, really "lean in" to your own life. It is about helping you to embrace your lean-in,...

June 14, 2017

Body commentary is relentless. If it's not external (coming from others) then it's internal (coming from your inner voice). But in today's body-shaming world, you're damned if you are and also damned if you aren't. There is no perfect. And everyone&...

Research strongly supports the idea that arguing about politics does nothing to change another person's opinion. Read: Arguing about politics may serve the sole purpose of stressing you out and causing strain in your relationships. Here are four powerful and effect...

When you're feeling stuck in a negative event, how do you actually pick up and move on? And not just the 'plaster a smile and attempt' type of moving on, but really, truly move on and forward, up and beyond? This post highlights and explains a few of the mo...

The psychological impact of ghosting is immediate and profound. All we can think is, "what did I do?" And "what could I have done differently?" Or even "what is wrong with me?" Our instinct is not to ask, "what is going on for that p...

May 10, 2017

What if no one likes my designs? Do I know enough to even do this? What will the people I know think of my business venture? Do I even want other people to know? What if I fail? Sasha Mitten of Smitten Paper Co. shares her 5 top pieces of advice on moving past self-d...

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