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Having trouble getting out of a negative headspace? Try this.

Having trouble getting out of a negative headspace? Try this.

Have you ever found yourself in a super negative headspace, where you are just spiraling into an evil mental rabbit hole of doom and can't seem to get out? Me too. It sucks. The good news is that brain-based coaching has allowed me to develop some super-simple tools for getting out of an awful emotional headspace like that in 15 minutes or less. 

Cross-Country Trip or Change of States: Why I Moved and What I Learned

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Cross-Country Trip or Change of States: Why I Moved and What I Learned

Why did I leave New York City, if it's so fabulous? It's simple: my growth curve was starting to wander towards flat. I mostly mastered most of the things I cared to. I am very good at simplifying processes to make lives easier - it's a skill I lend my clients on a daily basis. But my life had become too easy. Read more to learn what inspired my trip, and what I learned along the way. I'm only eight days in, and the change is already leaning towards exponential. Join me on this crazy journey!

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What to do when "I never have time" actually means "my brain literally cannot"

What to do when "I never have time" actually means "my brain literally cannot"

Last night, I signed on to Skype for my monthly mastermind meeting with other female solopreneurs. This month, it turns out we all had something similar on our minds: we are too damn busy. Some say it is the entrepreneur's natural state. I refuse to accept this. Beyond the fact that this idea is fundamentally out of alignment with one of my core values, quality of life, I sincerely believe that what's actually occurring is not a crisis of productivity, but a crisis of available mental space. 

This is the second article in a new series from Rowan Coaching called, "Managing Your Own Business and Depression." Check out the first article, "Unraveling the Stigma of Depression to Get Sh*t Done," and tune in soon for more posts in the series!

NEW SERIES: Managing Your Own Business and Depression

NEW SERIES: Managing Your Own Business and Depression

Today I'm going to share something vulnerable with you: I have clinical depression. Now I'm going to share something exciting with all of you who have struggled with depression (or any other really tough time): this doesn't have to prevent you from achieving your dreams. YOU get to decide, and I have a few really helpful ideas for you to try on your path. Stay tuned for more articles in this series, as we explore together how to get your brain to be an asset instead of an obstacle!

Activity: Connected Gratitude

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Activity: Connected Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! This is always a fun holiday to celebrate, as well as a wonderful culturally built-in moment of reflection: what do we each have to be thankful in our lives?  This is such an important practice, and one I encourage you to build into your lives as often as possible, for a single, important reason - YOU WILL BE HAPPIER.  In fact, gratitude is one of the most consistent indicators of happiness, regardless of personal health, and across socioeconomic lines. 

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