How My Workouts Give Me a Growth Mindset

How My Workouts Give Me a Growth Mindset

What we believe about ourselves and the world shapes our choices and ultimately our lives on a fundamental level. Our mindset is like our operating system – a code that holds the parameters for what’s possible and how things are done. In her 2006 book, “Mindset:...
Trying to be Perfect

Trying to be Perfect

As the door closed and my parents’ disappointed faces disappeared from my view, I got really focused. My mission? To prove that they must have gotten it wrong. I really was perfect, and all was actually well. I was mortified. I had reached the ripe old age of 7...

Don’t Shine Too Bright

As a girl, there was nothing that could get me to dim my light. I was a climbing, singing, flipping, dancing, smart, confident kid. Being myself came naturally. I didn’t even question it. Of course, I was well instructed in the rules of social interaction as well. I...
Boundaries Are A Feminist Issue

Boundaries Are A Feminist Issue

Women are socialized to put everyone else first. We are taught that a “good woman” is always there for others, and in fact derives her greatest fulfillment from being of service. We are taught that a “good woman” is a peacekeeper. A “good woman” is a nurturer first...
I Couldn’t Keep My Promises To Myself

I Couldn’t Keep My Promises To Myself

I used to struggle with commitments that I made to myself.   Commitments I made to others? No problem. I’m there, every time.   But for some reason, when it came to my own goals, I lacked follow through. I struggled to keep the momentum going, and ultimately...