The Difference Between Confidence and Arrogance

“The fragile line between confidence and arrogance is humility.” -Norman E. Bowie & Meg Schneider, Business Ethics for Dummies There’s been a lot of focus lately on confidence and self-esteem – and confusion blurring the lines of confidence and bullying.  I’ve always promoted self-confidence and self-awareness as being essential to authenticity.  When you know who […]

Assessing Yourself, Professionally

“Where are you professionally strong and talented?” I just read this question in a workbook I’m currently going though. And oof, I don’t know how to answer it. I find most of us struggle to talk about our professional skills and accomplishments. Most of us want to feel like we have purpose and we want […]

When Nothing is Truly Something

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to see the new Christopher Robin movie which centers on the Winnie the Pooh stories with which many of us grew up. It was incredibly sweet, nostalgic, and a wonderful reminder of some of life’s most important lessons! If you haven’t yet seen it, I can’t recommend […]

Be True to You

Be True to You… Asserting yourself is more about speaking your truth and less about how your audience chooses to respond… Many times we are in situations that require us to take a position. Sometimes we may feel a certain way, but are not aware of exactly what we are feeling. The first step to […]

Affirmations

  When I decided I wanted to share a list of affirmations, Louise Hay was the first person who came to mind. Louise dedicated most of her life teaching others how to live a full and empowered life. She believed the use of daily positive affirmations could create a more full and happy life. I […]

Why We Love the Outdoors!

Who doesn’t love the outdoors? With activities like the Winter Park Art Festival happening this weekend, the Food and Wine Festival at Bush Gardens going on until the end of April and hundreds of local hiking trails it’s hard to find a reason to not go outside. Here is a list of 11 scientific benefits […]

A Fresh Start

Juliana Ochoa, MA, LMHC   A Fresh Start January 1st sounds like a good date to mark the beginning of New Me. We recognize this date as an important day, and it makes sense–  Goodbye Last Year, Hello New Year! Out with the old, in with the new. This is not a bad thing; in […]

Fend for Yourself Fridays

  Have you ever wanted to just check out as a parent and take the night off? Wanted the kids to take care of themselves even if just for a few hours? Well, now you can! If your kid is old enough to make their own sandwich or use the microwave, I encourage you to […]

Be a Friend to Yourself

Most of us have high expectations of both ourselves and others. This is not always a bad thing. We set goals, we make plans, we want to be successful people as it relates to family, relationships, and money. But oftentimes, how we react to a different outcome of an expectation we had of ourselves can […]

You’re Never Ready- Just Ready Enough

If you read last week’s blog post, Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone, then you know I aimed to focus on the importance of taking chances in life. And, I really wanted to expand on that with this week’s blog post- which is why it is about the concept of not waiting until you feel completely “ready“,  because there […]