So many people are focused on being "Perfect Patty" and "Superman", that they forget to take time to see about themselves. Take a step back, and remember who you are and why you do what you do.... Spend some time to self, what is known as "me time". It's okay, not to be okay. You matter.
Coaching people is less about giving advice and more about asking questions. The coach should always come from the purpose of supporting you into your full capacity according to what matters to you. (Through the use of psychology based theories and various other models and tools). Often there are things, including our mindset, that get in the way of us moving forward and making whatever change it is we need to make to get what we really want. Whether it be that next promotion, that new role, a better relationship with friends or colleagues, or improving your own productivity, life satisfaction, or wellbeing - coaching is a very forward looking therapy that is proven to be effective. #youmatter#onelife
Self love is such an important part of your wellness routine. It is something that I strive to work on every single day. ⠀
Being a new mom is hard. It's stressful, exhausting, and the absolute best thing that has ever happened to me. I try to take a minute every day to tell myself that "I am enough" and that what I am doing for my baby is "enough". ⠀
Feel beautiful today. Love yourself today, and then pour that love into those around you. ⠀
Why Forever Nikkie?
Gosh there are so many cute and catchy blog names out there but this one really resonated with me.
Here is the thing, as women we go through a lot of stages in life. We give up our last names, our bodies, and even sometimes our identities to take on what is asked of us.
I know I sure did. I dove head first into being a mom and military wife and lost the best parts of who I was. The dreamer that believed she could make a difference in this world.
It took me a long time to realize that no matter what season of life I was in, that I was always going to be Nikkie and that I deserved to be a priority. I use it as a reminder to myself and hopefully to you that you matter, right now..even if a crying newborn needs you, or you are being dragged to your kids school and sports events, or if your job demands everything you have...you still matter.
Don’t wake up one day and realize that you put yourself in the back burner. Embrace your greatness today. Double tap if you agree. #youmatter#youareworthit#themoxiesociety
This beautiful painting by Maria Makki is titled "Kiss of forgiveness". According to the artist the "indigo window symbolises a metaphorical window into their minds, one which represents a desire for union and peace and which is always present even during the fiercest moments of a conflict." Forgiveness is a process (or the result of a process) that involves a change in emotion and attitude regarding an offender. It is an intentional and voluntary process, driven by a deliberate decision to forgive. Forgiveness is not the same as condoning, excusing, pardoning or forgetting.
Some theorists view reconciliation, or the restoration of a relationship, as an integral part of the forgiveness process. Others view forgiveness and reconciliation as independent processes, as forgiveness can occur in the absence of reconciliation and reconciliation may occur without forgiveness. Reductions in revenge and avoidance motivations and an increased ability to wish the offender well are features of forgiveness that can impact upon behavioural intention without obliging reconciliation. Forgiveness can be a one sided process, whereas reconciliation is a mutual process of increasing acceptance.
Benefits of Forgiveness: aids psychological healing through positive changes in mood; improves physical and mental health; restores a victim’s sense of personal power; helps bring about reconciliation between the offended and offender and promotes hope for the resolution of real-world intergroup conflicts.
SOURCE: Forgiveness—Definitions and Effects, Adapted from Philpot, C. (2006). Intergroup apologies and forgiveness. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood#psychologydemystified
💭A man who tells you that you’re the source of his happiness - is a man that doesn’t know the true meaning of being happy. In time, a man like that will rob you of your happiness. Get with someone who is happy without you, and add to that....