• Are you a perfectionist? Free Quiz!

    Are you a Perfectionist? Free Quiz to help you find out! Are you a perfectionist? You may have just spent hours putting the finishing touches on your latest blog post - or you may have been told you are being unrealistic for the millionth time. These moments can leave all of us wondering - “Wait, am I a perfectionist?!” There are some benefits to being a perfectionist - these individuals tend to have great attention to detail and are often highly intelligent and motivated. However, there’s a dark side to perfectionism too...and if you are suffering from perfectionism - you definitely need to know so you can keep an eye…

  • Behind the Scenes of a Life Coaching Session

      This past December, I had the pleasure of having a coaching call with Sara, a vibrant twenty-something on the brink of graduating from college in South Florida. From the first few moments of our conversation, I knew Sara was one of those bubbly personalities others are drawn to, with a genuine sweetness that really captures you. It was a delight to coach her and we ended up uncovering challenges that apply to many women in the same stage of life: perfectionism, drive for career success, and the desire to carve out a fulfilling lifestyle to name a few. If you’re a twenty-something who’s facing similar challenges, or just interested…

  • How to Remove Barriers and Live Your Best Life

    Life is hard enough without having to struggle with self imposed barriers. Yet we all face barriers in our day to day lives, and our behaviour is shaped by the thoughts and feelings we have around these barriers. This post will walk you through the most common barriers I encounter as a Life Coach, and what you can do if you find yourself facing one (or more) of these obstacles. The most common barriers I see clients struggling with in my coaching practice are: Perfectionism Fear Lack of Direction Below, we will take a look at how each of these barriers manifest, the possible root causes of each, and what…

  • The Ultimate Outcomes

    Great life coaches know that all clients are searching for an Ultimate Outcome.  Coaches know that helping clients includes improving performance, increasing self awareness, setting better goals, strengthening relationships, developing strategies and so much more. The connection between all these areas of life is the Ultimate Outcome the client is seeking. As a life coach, I want to share these Ultimate Outcomes with you, so you can use them to focus your own goals in 2018 and make the most of your efforts. We all want to be focused and precise with our time and energy – and this list helps you hone in on what’s most important. What is…

  • How to Do A Year End Review

    Happy New Year! I’ve always loved January, not only because its my birthday month – but also because its the ultimate fresh start. Everyone is turning a new page and starting the year off with a clean slate. Rainer Maria Rilke says it beautifully: “And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been.” January is also an opportunity to reflect, gain awareness and strategize for the upcoming year. In this post – I’ll walk you through the “Year End Review” session I do with my coaching clients at this time of year. We take stock of what happened over the past year, the lessons we…

  • The Best Printables to Help You Get Organized in 2018

    Happy New Year! I want to help you live your best year ever in 2018, and as a Life Coach I think organization is a huge part of that. It’s difficult to slay your goals if you are constantly scrambling to react to the world around you instead of proactively plotting your empire. You know? This year, make a big change and get yourself organized so you can more spend doing the things you love instead of wasting time putting out fires. Here’s my list of the best free printables to help you get organized for 2018: Best 2018 Calendar This Marble Blush 2018 Calendar from Jibe Prints is everything…

  • A Post Holiday Guide to Self Care

    The holidays can leave you stressed, drained and overwhelmed. Between multiplying commitments, tricky family dynamics and looming deadlines – many of us find the time between Christmas and New Year’s a welcome break. This guide will give you fun ideas for reflection, introspection and self care during this natural down time – so you can start the New Year feeling refreshed and inspired. December 26: Day of Relaxation If there was ever a day to stay in pyjamas all day – it’s December 26th. Make a commitment to yourself to take it extra easy once the frenzy of Christmas Day has past. Plan to have no plans. Reheat leftovers, take…

  • A look back at 2017: a year of growth, creativity and change

    With the frenzy of the holiday season officially upon us, I wanted to take a moment to create space and reflect on the year so far. 2017 was truly a year of growth, creativity and change for me. I started South of Thirty, launched this blog and became a Life Coach – all while raising my toddler and returning to work full time after a wonderful maternity leave. There were definitely challenges along the way, as I continued seeking balance personally and professionally, but there were so many unexpected opportunities that popped up as well. I love working as a Life Coach, and have felt such an immense amount of…

  • How to say No This Holiday Season

    If you are someone who finds themselves spread too thin on a regular basis, taking too much on, or over committing to things you don’t really enjoy – this article can help! Learning how to say no, especially during busy periods, is a great way to practice self care and dedicate your energy to what matters most.  Use the below tips and tricks to practice saying no this holiday season – so you can go into the new year with more time available to do what you love! Why do we say yes? We say yes for a lot of different reasons. We might be genuinely interested or excited about…

  • 5 Tips for a More Fulfilling Holiday Season

    5 Tips for a More Fulfilling Holiday Season   We all know the pressure that seems to go hand in hand with the holiday season. There doesn’t seem to be enough time, energy or money to get everything done, and yet time marches on bringing us closer to the looming deadlines of the holidays we observe. As you move into this holiday season, experiment with an action plan that sets you up for a season of fulfillment, where you are able to dedicate energy to what brings you joy.   Here are five tips on how you can find fulfillment this holiday season:   Tip #1 Create your own definition…