Category: You Do You

Advice & Tips, New Year, New You, Self-care, Self-confidence, You Do You December 30, 2017

Hi, I’m an internationally bestselling self-help guru and I have a secret to share with you in advance of everyone’s favourite arbitrary self-improvement benchmark, Jan. 1. Are you ready? Here goes: THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU. Bold, I know. But it’s true! And it’s exactly why the best New Year’s resolution – if you […]

Advice & Tips, Family & Relationships, Holiday Survival, Self-care, You Do You December 19, 2017

1. Say Ho, ho, NO. You can’t expect your family to respect your boundaries if you don’t set any in the first place! If you feel over-taxed by too much togetherness, you can manage your sanity by politely declining one out of five caroling invitations or letting mom know you’ll be there for dinner . . […]

Advice & Tips, Holiday Survival, Self-care, You Do You December 18, 2017

Even if we’ve been nice all year long, the holiday season is bound to bring out the naughty in us all. Like fruitcakes at an office potluck party, stressors abound—be they physical, financial, or emotional. There’s work to finish before the break, seemingly endless presents to buy, and a lot of close-quarters interaction with extended […]

Family & Relationships, Holiday Survival, New Year, New You, Self-care, Self-confidence, You Do You December 15, 2017

The holiday season is upon us and boy is it . . . complicated. Festive? Yes. Fun? That too. But for many, the holidays bring an equal measure of stress (on the calendar, the psyche and the wallet) and usher in an end-of-this-year and beginning-of-next-year reckoning that has the potential to seriously harsh your holly […]

Advice & Tips, Life-hacks, Self-confidence, You Do You November 29, 2017

It’s not about changing who you are, it’s about changing the way you feel about who you are. I think of it like your ABC’s: acceptance breeds confidence. The first step toward being confident is accepting yourself for who you are–warts and all. That’s not necessarily easy to do; I certainly struggled with it for a few […]

Advice & Tips, Life-hacks, You Do You November 29, 2017

Turning your flaws into strengths is as easy as what I call “mental redecorating.” If you don’t have the time or wherewithal to do a full renovation of your house, you can redecorate and refresh the place with much less effort, right? The same goes for your mental space. In my new book, You Do […]

Advice & Tips, Self-care, You Do You November 28, 2017

It’s okay to be selfish when it’s not hurting anyone else, or when it would be helping you MORE than it would be hurting others. I write about this extensively in You Do You because I’m very passionate about proving to people that “selfish” is not a four-letter word. (And I think I know quite […]