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doom spiraling

Several years ago, I noticed my brain doing this really weird thing in the middle of the night. It happened so often, I gave it a nickname: “doom spiraling.” Here’s how it usually went: I’d wake up between the hours of 2 – 4 am and have a feeling of dread in my body. My…

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clean before cleaning?

Growing up in Panamá, both my parents worked, so they required some help in the housekeeping department while juggling careers, three children and a country under the constant turmoil of a dictatorship. While we all pitched in to keep the surface level of the house clean, once a week a housekeeping crew did a deeper…

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I built it, now I hate it

You know what really gets me riled up? Hearing this: “So-and-so expert told me I should pick this as my focus, because it’s a topic that’s a known “money-maker.” Whenever I hear this, there’s someone on the other end of the line seeking my help. And it’s usually one of two scenarios: 1) They’ve dedicated…

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viral cat lawyer

I’m sure you’ve become familiar with the “cat lawyer” video that went viral a few weeks ago. I laughed until I cried watching it and sent it to everyone I know. Within a few days it was the dominant post on social media and it even made it to the news! If you somehow haven’t…

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waiting on the weight

You’d think getting your “first big brand photo shoot” would be an exciting day, but for me, back in 2013 it was NOT. In fact, I felt sick to my stomach the week leading up to it. On the day of the photo shoot, my self-confidence was bottoming out.   At that time ALL I saw…

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prices don’t exist in her world

A few weeks ago I was laying on my couch feeling like I “finished all of Netflix,” when a new show popped up in my recommendations: Bling Empire. It was billed as the “reality TV version of Crazy Rich Asians.”  Crazy Rich Asians is one of my favorite movies. Not only is it a great…

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playing possum

Ever heard of the phrase “playing possum”? It comes from the Virginia Opossum, who “plays dead” every time a potential predator is near.  The version of you that loves to “play possum” exists. I promise. And she’s one of the biggest sabotagers of the success you want to achieve at your next level.  Ever… watched…

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small fires

A few years ago a successful company founder hired me. Her company had great press, tons of social media mentions, influencers hawking her products, happy customers. And…she felt like a total and complete “mess” behind the scenes.  Her exact words were “everyone thinks this is a well oiled machine but I feel like I can’t…

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I’m a dropout

In my first year of college, I signed up to be a business major. I went to an entire semester of Finance, Marketing and other business classes. You might be surprised to hear I didn’t like it.  I REALLY wanted to focus on my writing and the arts. So I dropped out of the business…

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what’s your “soy sauce”?

My friend Mark went gluten-free last year, because he suspected gluten was causing his mood swings and digestive issues. But two months into being meticulously gluten-free, he still felt sluggish and depressed. While scouring his list of foods, he found the culprit: SOY SAUCE! Soy sauce has gluten in it! He had no idea! He…

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