Primed & Penned

Words that will grow wings

Reading words can sometimes be more preferable than speaking them or hearing them.

Sometimes we need our own mental voice to focus and truly see the possibilities in front of us, instead of talking over them. I enjoy penning these possibilities in my blog and hope that if something resonates with you, or you have further thoughts, you’ll feel welcomed in contacting me personally.
I hope that as you peruse through these penned thoughts, that are sometimes dotted with tough love, you’ll feel the freedom that you are searching for begin to come into focus.

If you’re feeling like a fraud, it’s probably *not* all in your head. Much has been said about how imposter syndrome is a personal issue. Some believe it’s a lack of self-esteem and confidence, while others attribute it to unrelenting perfectionism. But consider for a moment that...

There’s a fine line between dedicated and burned out, but the media’s portrayal of the workplace makes it hard to tell the difference. As adults, we know that the workplace is usually not how it’s portrayed in the media. People don’t hide cats in file drawers,...

Practicing mindfulness can be fulfilling in many ways, but tackling the impact of burnout isn’t one of them. Mindfulness has been touted as the new Buddhism—with a corporate twist. This meditative practice grew its roots from Buddhist teachings, allowing individuals to observe themselves and become more aware...

Being manipulated can increase stress and prove detrimental to your health, but you aren’t powerless to stop it. When we think of gaslighting (manipulating someone through psychological means that force them to question themselves), we often think of abusive personal relationships. But make no mistake—gaslighting can...

Four polite yet assertive strategies to help you get a little breathing room. Have you ever felt guilty about canceling plans or not responding to your best friend’s text message? You shouldn’t, but most women put so much pressure on themselves to do more that saying...