Build a Healthy Lasting Relationship

Experts say there are 4 predictable stages in a dating relationship. The first is the meeting and attraction stage followed by the curiosity stage where you’re both learning about each other. In the curiosity stage, you’re still on your best behavior, are preoccupied with superficial things like … Continue readingBuild a Healthy Lasting Relationship

Use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to Help You Understand Your Motivation

Did you know that we are hardwired to want to become our best? Yep, as long as you and I are alive, we will want to do some type of self-improvement, set goals or make resolutions. We will want to improve our health, our relationships, … Continue readingUse Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to Help You Understand Your Motivation

Depression and challenging your self-perception

 Using poetry and spoken-word, Prince Ea shares some dope concepts on his channel. Here he’s serving up a healthy way to approach depression: challenge your self-perception. He is using a method we refer to in coaching as “re-framing” to give anyone who suffers from depression a new way to see themselves–as … Continue readingDepression and challenging your self-perception

Thandie Newton’s Ted Talk on Embracing Otherness is Everything!

In this Talk, actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness” — first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. She shares the internal journey that helped her come to terms … Continue readingThandie Newton’s Ted Talk on Embracing Otherness is Everything!

“Real Beauty” sketches show you’re more beautiful than you think

File this one under #realitycheck. Dove had women participate in a Real Beauty project and the results showed a significant gap between how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us. The project: FBI-trained forensic artist Gil Zamora sits down to sketch two portraits of women: … Continue reading“Real Beauty” sketches show you’re more beautiful than you think

Watch what happens when these women get their ideal body parts for the day

 Bigger boobs, different color eyes… We, women, want what we don’t have. I read a statistic a couple years ago that said a whopping 92 percent of women were unhappy with their bodies.92%!!! Although the media, by pushing unattainable images of beauty, bear some … Continue readingWatch what happens when these women get their ideal body parts for the day

Models reveal common misconceptions about beauty

Buzzfeed brought together five professional models from around the world to share their thoughts on beauty and to reveal what they look like without makeup. And you know what? I was a little surprised to learn that many of them have the same hangups about looks and beauty as most … Continue readingModels reveal common misconceptions about beauty

10 ways to have more engaging conversations

Celeste Headlee is the host of On Second Thought; a Georgia Public Broadcasting radio program in Atlanta.  She has worked in public radio since 1999, as a reporter, host, and correspondent, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation:  Honesty, brevity, clarity and … Continue reading10 ways to have more engaging conversations

Body language and learning to connect with new people

Can you learn to be more charismatic? Behavioral Investigator Vanessa Van Edwards thinks so. Vanessa’s 5 secrets to charisma: 1. Embrace imperfections. 2. Don’t be a conversational Narcissist. 3. Gush, don’t Gossip. 4. Use your hand. 5. Gaze deeply (in a not-too-creepy way, of course) … Continue readingBody language and learning to connect with new people

Kerry Washington: My secret to being a self-made woman is asking for help

On her Self Magazine cover shoot last year, Kerry Washington shot this video and got to talking about what drew her to Pilates (we all need a fitness hook!), about getting motivation from inspiration, being a self-made woman and what she has learned playing Olivia … Continue readingKerry Washington: My secret to being a self-made woman is asking for help