My Journey to Self-Care

Nearly a month ago I shared some of the challenges that I have had over the last few years that led to somewhat of a meltdown in early March. As the saying goes, “you have to have a breakdown to have a breakthrough” and boy was that ever the case! Here is a link to the blog I wrote about it. First I have to say THANK YOU for loving and supporting me through all of this. I was so nervous to share my “mess” for fear of being ridiculed or judged … [Read more...]

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

Marc and  Angel, two passionate writers, life-hackers and “admirers of the human spirit,” have come up with an amazing list of 30 things to stop doing to yourself. If you like their list, make sure you check out their site and sign up to their amazing newsletter. #1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. [Continue Reading . . .] … [Read more...]

Being Raw and Vulnerable . . .

A Note from Leslie Sturgeon WIW Founder I love Robin Roberts of Good Morning America. She is strong, focused, funny and just plain cool. Over the years when facing challenges, she has reiterated her mantra of "Make Your Mess Your Message." It is with this in mind that I'm being raw and vulnerable today. Deep breath, here goes: My mess: I am terrible at self-care and in this area I don't practice what I preach to my WIW community. My … [Read more...]

Work-Life Balance: Ways to restore harmony and reduce stress

Mayo Clinic for CNN.com (June 2006) Finding work-life balance in today's frenetically paced world is no simple task. Spend more time at work than at home, and you miss out on a rewarding personal life. Then again, when you face challenges in your personal life, such as caring for an aging parent or coping with marital problems, concentrating on your job can be difficult. Whether the problem is too much focus on work or too little, when … [Read more...]