Aleta’s Blog

Aleta’s Blog

Get Rid of That Low Confidence Problem

A couple of nights ago, my husband and I watched Miss Americana, a documentary about music megastar Taylor Swift. In it, Swift reveals her need to be clapped for. Her entire moral code, she explains, “is a need to be thought of as good.”   As I’ve continued to research confidence in women, there is […]

You Are Not Alone on Valentine’s Day

This is a tricky holiday. As I reflect over the years, I’ve had my own personal love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. When I was a little girl, I LOVED Valentine’s Day. I loved everything about it: picking out the box of cards I would give my friends at our school party, decorating my shoe box […]

7 Steps to Get Unstuck

137 women! I am so happy for these women who participated in my most recent challenge, “Kickstart Your New Decade.” These women, the ones who hung in there and did the work, got unstuck! Life has a lot going on. If you consider all of the balls you juggle every day, combined with all of […]

Five Steps to Make Progress in 2020

Do you want to get a strong start in 2020, make progress in your life immediately and avoid another ‘good enough’ year? I’m always acutely aware of the start of a new year. Good intentions are fresh. Women are hopeful to turn some things around. I’m no different. Do you know almost 80% of the […]

Cope With Loneliness During The Holidays

Loneliness shows up for many reasons. I remember the 15 years I raised my kids as a single mom….I had to share them on the holidays. As many of you also do. During the Christmas season, I had them through 10:00 pm on Christmas Eve.  Then, the three of them packed up their bags and […]

Stay Calm During The Holidays

The holiday season is overwhelming for many women. It is not unusual for some women to feel anxious, even depressed, when faced with the demands of the season. So, how can you (and all of us!) take responsibility for replacing anxiety with calmness? Let’s understand where the anxiety and overwhelmedness comes from. The first place […]

Do You Need A Willpower Manager?

Did you know women overestimate their willpower? They do! I know it from first-hand experience. How many times have you been in a conversation with a friend? Or with yourself? It starts something like “That’s it! Once and for all, I’m going to ___________.” All is good and fine for a few hours, a few […]

I Am Spinning My Wheels Today!

Does this happen to you? It is 1:48 in the afternoon, and I feel like I have accomplished NOTHING today. I have so much to do, but it seems like I haven’t pulled out a to-do list today. Wait! The real problem with the to-do list is that it’s not updated. I’m like the cobbler […]

Lean Into Your Eighty-Year-Old Self

A lot of women are afraid of their future. I know this to be true. I’ve interviewed and researched the lives of hundreds of women over the past decade. I will be alone. I will not have enough money. My life feels like it’s over. My life didn’t turn out the way I thought it […]

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