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Resolving Aspirational Shame: One Mormon Woman’s Journey

I grew up in contradictory worlds.

I was born and raised in Studio City, California in the heart of the entertainment business. Our neighbor was a makeup artist for movies like “Top Gun.” My extended family had a TV show, and my father, a professional musician, was the musical director on several national television shows when I was a young child. Witnessing this kind of creative expression and visible success, I believed that anything was possible for my life.

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Five Ways To Boost Your Confidence: Studio 5

Confidence is one of those characteristics that almost every woman desires for herself. We understand that in many ways, confidence is key to happiness, assertiveness, and success. But how exactly do we acquire it? Here are 5 actionable items to boost your confidence:

1) Be Conscious of Societal Context

Sometimes, we as women believe that struggling with confidence is a weakness we alone experience. But the truth is that many of us feel insecure and inadequate at times. Remember that although women have come a long way in the rights and opportunities available to us, we still need to continue to advocate for our equality. Feeling self-conscious or unconfident is part of the result of a bigger systemic picture. If you struggle with these feelings, know that you are not alone!
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4 Ways to Stop Procrastinating: Sharecare Article

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Have you ever had a task that you kept putting off?  Maybe it was only for a day or two, but maybe it was for weeks or even months.  Procrastination is something we all experience from time to time, but thankfully there are steps we can take to minimize this problem.

I had the opportunity to share my personal and professional insight on ways to beat procrastination in an article on Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.  Here’s an outline of a few of the points I made:

1)  Know Your Patterns

2)  Break Tasks into Smaller Chunks

3)  Go for “Good Enough”

4)  Use Deadlines to Help Focus and Motivate

 

Click here for the full article on how to stop procrastinating for good!

5 Survival Strategies for Work-at-Home Moms

These days, more and more women with children are choosing to work from home.  This has many advantages:  increased flexibility, spending more time with the kids, and supplementing the family income are all attractive reasons to pursue work opportunities from home.  But there are unique challenges as well:  these women have constant interruptions and may experience difficulty concentrating with the distractions of home life.  Here are 5 survival skills for work-at-home moms:

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6 Questions To Ask Before Changing Careers

Guest post by Rachel Eddins, Therapist and Career Counselor in Houston, TX

Are you considering a career change? Many people believe that they need a career change when often they may just need a change within their current career path. There are multiple ways to make a change in your career path without making a complete career change. Some examples include, changing industries, changing roles within the same industry, finding creative ways to utilize the skills and knowledge you already have, or even building on a hobby. Before moving forward, assess what areas in your career you are dissatisfied with and what you would prefer instead. This can help you determine the next steps in your career transition.

Consider each of the following areas of your career and reflect on the prompting questions to gain greater insight about your career needs. For the areas that you are dissatisfied with, ask yourself, “What would I prefer instead?”

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