Sexual Abuse of the USA Women Gymnasts: Restoring Outrage, Trust in Our Intuition, and Courage                      

By LeslieBeth Wish, Ed.D. Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilana’s sentencing of USA gymnastics physician Larry Nassar to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse of the156 women gymnastics accusers finally gave these women survivors more than justice:  It gave them back their self-respect, trust in their instincts, as well as emotional, legal, and cultural support.  It’s too bad it took 20 years to get all these things. How Could This Sexual Abuse … [Read more...]

Scared of Falling In Love? 5 Effective Ways to “Road-Test” Your New Relationship

Oh, how wonderfully frightening that first fullness of falling in love! But like most balloons, after a while, the fear of being known and loved and accepted flattens our feelings a bit, and we now wonder how much of the air of love will seep out.   And even though we cannot predict everything our partner might do, we still want some way of lessening the odds that all the air of love disappears. Here are the top, effective actions that … [Read more...]

Intuitive Guide To Finding Your Passion And Purpose – Part 1

Most of us want to feel that we matter. But there are people, events, and forces in the universe that can make us feel as though we don’t “count.” It’s easy to believe in our insignificance, especially when we consider some things such as: Fame and fortune seem to fool many people into thinking they matter a lot and that the rest of us don’t. Wars and killings make us feel powerless. Recent scientific discoveries about the size of the … [Read more...]

Want to conquer being afraid of change? Here are some tips to help you manage your fears!

Do you want to conquer being afraid of change? Do you have anxiety about doing new things? Do you sometimes experience resistance to change--even if you know that change is the right thing to do? Making changes is always difficult. You feel anxious and embarrassed to look foolish. Here are some tips to help you learn to feel comfortable being uncomfortable. You can conquer your fears. Sometimes you just have to feel the fear! Sign up on the … [Read more...]

Words To Empower You To Be Your Best Self in the New Year 2015

Words to Empower You to be Your Best Self in the New Year 2015 Sometimes, an inspirational quote spurs me to my best self.  For many years, I’ve been writing my own quotes and testing them with my clients.  I thought I’d pass on to you some of the ones that have worked the best for me and them! Here are 12 quotes—one for every month. 1.  It is not where you started but where you end up! 2.  Want to feel successful?  Look first at what … [Read more...]