See The World

You don’t see the world as it is. You see it as you are. What?! I heard this yesterday. I had to write it down and read it 7 times. Is this real? Do we do this? Do I not see the world for what it really is? What even is it? Is it somethingContinue reading “See The World”

Self Care 2.0

Can we change how we look at “self care” a little? I think it’s more than bubble baths and getting my nails done, enjoying a glass of wine or buying myself new tennis shoes. I want to care about what I SAY to myself. I bought 4 new bathing suits the other day on SheinContinue reading “Self Care 2.0”

What Holds Us Back – Part 2

Something is holding me back? Back from what? Me? I have always considered myself a bit of a force – pretty confident, sure of myself, know what I want, focused. I would’ve never thought that ANYTHING ever held me back. That makes me laugh now. Stupid. There has been plenty holding me back. From what?Continue reading “What Holds Us Back – Part 2”

You Asked How I’m Doing

Hi, I am Amanda, and I get emotional when someone sends me a message to ask how I’m doing. Crazy, right?! I am so focused on accomplishing big things, supporting people, and pushing kids into the spotlight. I am busy trying to make people’s lives easier, coming up with processes and procedures to lubricate aContinue reading “You Asked How I’m Doing”

Recovering People Pleaser, Part 4

Let me tell you what happens when a People Pleaser gets ruffled. We freak out inside. Yep, immediately there are 57 windows open in our brain at the same time, each one dedicated to finding the source of what we did wrong, how we can fix it, and when bending over backwards to change willContinue reading “Recovering People Pleaser, Part 4”

Recovering People Pleaser, Part 3

I run a dance studio, right? It’s our tenth year, and I’m over the moon about the success of the place. When I opened, I thought I would teach dance…nope. It turned out to be so much more than that – love and family, challenges and triumphs, growth and determination, connections and friendships. The studioContinue reading “Recovering People Pleaser, Part 3”

Recovering People Pleaser, Part 2

Tales of the Recovering People Pleaser continue as I work to shed the idea that my worth is conditional. If you missed my last post, go see it, and ride the wave with me toward peace…at least let’s hope. People Pleasing is awful. Do not recommend. So yep, I got a tattoo. You know, BoomersContinue reading “Recovering People Pleaser, Part 2”

Recovering People Pleaser, Part 1

People Pleasers notice things. They quickly recognize when someone approves of them…or disapproves. Then we…I mean, they…ok, it’s ME, I’m the People Pleaser…immediately make the connection between what we did or said with why the other person liked or didn’t like us. Immediately. People Pleasers think being liked, loved, accepted, praised, or even disliked, hated,Continue reading “Recovering People Pleaser, Part 1”

Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy

Comparison is the thief of joy, right? And it KILLS our mindset when it comes to our kids. Think about it. “My child is not walking yet, and hers is walking already.” “She breasted for a year and a half, and I only made it 10 months.” “My boy is fast just like that kid.Continue reading “Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy”

Update Your Self Care

Girl, why are you struggling so hard to take care of yourself? Why are you chasing that thing that has always calmed you down? What you used to do to feel better? How you have coped before? You’re not the same person. You are not the same woman you were 10 years ago, 5 yearsContinue reading “Update Your Self Care”