Momma’s Motivational Messages

With Doctor PK

Welcome to Momma’s Motivational Messages. It’s a podcast where Dr. Peggie Kirkland motivates Gen X women to stop putting themselves on the back burner, and start teaching the people around them to respect their needs, whether those people are spouses, partners, children, employers, relatives or friends. The goal of this podcast is to provide strategies and tips that will inspire these women to be intentional about making self-care a priority. Most importantly, listeners will learn to do so before they have a mental, physical, psychological, spiritual, financial, social or professional crisis. So if you're 40+, this podcast is for you. If you think that loving yourself is a selfish act, this podcast is for you. If you feel like the people in your life won't allow you to love yourself unapologetically, this podcast is for you! I hope you'll join me on this journey toward a life where self-care leads to intentional self-love!

How To Fast-track Your Professional Growth Without Sacrificing Your Personal Happiness With Terry B. McDougall
Aug 7 2022
How To Fast-track Your Professional Growth Without Sacrificing Your Personal Happiness With Terry B. McDougall
Let’s face it, being promoted to a supervisory position can be both exciting and daunting.  On the one hand, you feel excited about having been recognized for your experience and expertise, on the other, you can have fears about leading others in a way that will optimize their talents to advance the company’s interests.  Terry says that can be a  real challenge for new supervisors. This is why seeking help from a professional coach can make the process faster and get you to your goals sooner. In this episode, Terry B. Mc Dougall shares her journey from her career start in publishing to her discovery of her talent for coaching others to help them discover or fully utilize their superpowers, so they can achieve their dreams.Terry Boyle McDougall is an Executive & Career Coach and CEO of Terry B. McDougall Coaching. She helps high-achieving professionals remove obstacles that keep them stuck so they can enjoy more success and satisfaction in their lives and careers. Before becoming a coach, Terry was a long-time corporate marketing executive where she led teams, developed strategies and advised senior leaders to drive business results. She is the author of Winning the Game of Work: Career Happiness and Success on Your Own Terms. She is also the host of the Marketing Mambo podcast.Don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards. Connect with PK:Website: with Terry:Instagram: Facebook: Linkedin:    terry@terrybmcdougall.comAmazon:
How I'm Living In My Passion And Purpose After A Rockbottom Emotional Breakdown With Avalaura Gaither
Aug 6 2022
How I'm Living In My Passion And Purpose After A Rockbottom Emotional Breakdown With Avalaura Gaither
Have you ever been in a situation where you feel deep in your heart that the life you're living is not the life you were meant to live?  Well, that's where Avalaura Gaither found herself,  in spite of the fact that she worked tirelessly in her dream profession, had a great income, drove a nice car and had a great family.  So why did she find herself in an emotional heap on the floor crying out to God  for help?You'll want to listen to this episode to hear how Avalaura overcame her circumstances and designed a Triple A process for getting in alignment with her passion and purpose.Don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards. Connect with PK:Website: with Avalaura:Email: avalaura@avalaura.comWebsite:
Becoming Healthy, Healed And Whole After a Painful Divorce With Kelly A. Foster
Aug 5 2022
Becoming Healthy, Healed And Whole After a Painful Divorce With Kelly A. Foster
Getting a divorce can take a toll on your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health leaving you feeling broken and burnt out.  The good news is that you can rebound from a life challenge such as this and start thriving again. In today’s episode of Momma's Motivational Messages, Kelly Foster discusses her road back to finding herself and living in  her purpose.  One, of many,  important points that Kelly makes is about the importance of looking inside yourself,  first, when you're on the path to healing and rebuilding.    Kelly is a writer, speaker, advocate, author of “Dear Proverbs 31 Woman...Stop Making Me Look Bad!” and founder of the online women's ministry, Imperfectly His.  Through her ministry,  Kelly has helped hundreds of women embrace their imperfect stories to become healthy, whole and healed, while pursuing their passions with purpose.Kelly's  life’s motto is "Challenges are meant to propel your personal growth and empower your spiritual calling."   Of the many golden nuggets Kelly shares with us in this episode, is her belief in the need to embrace your challenges, build strength from faith, and understand that any problem is only temporary.  She is passionate about inspiring women to reclaim their most painful struggles instead of hiding them in shame. Let’s jump right into the episode to learn more  as Kelly shares her inspiring story about breaking out of the complicated personal challenges that she faced as she ended her marriage and the ministry they had built together over time, and the lessons she learned from that adversity.Don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards. Connect with PK:Website: With Kelly:Website: Instagram:
Five Ways in Which Positive Self-talk Habits Can Impact Your Self-care
Aug 4 2022
Five Ways in Which Positive Self-talk Habits Can Impact Your Self-care
In this episode, Dr. Peggie Kirkland (PK) delves into the impact that negative self-talk has on women.   According to PK,   your  internal dialogue frames the narrative messages that you tell yourselves over and over.  This narrative has the ability to change your mood and more significantly, can lead to depression and anxiety; the more you do it, the more it becomes embedded in your subconscious until it becomes a habit.  It is therefore important to start reversing that process by doing things like thought-stopping, blocking out time for self-care, filling your tribe with positive people and more. Please take a listen  to find out what else you can do to maintain a positive mindset.If you enjoyed this episode, you may also enjoy:Episode 6 : 10 Ways to Love Yourself That Aren’t SelfishAnd don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards. Connect with PK:Website:
How International Travel Can Help Women Embrace Life at 50 And Beyond With Robin Tillotson
Aug 3 2022
How International Travel Can Help Women Embrace Life at 50 And Beyond With Robin Tillotson
In this episode, Robin Tillotson explores the challenges and triumphs of black women, over 50, who have put themselves on the back burner while attending to the needs of their families.  For many of these women international travel with her company is their starting point for putting themselves first without feeling guilty. Robin is an avid traveler and the Chief Cultural Officer for This I do for me: Women Over 50, Black and Fabulous. Robin is also a self-proclaimed “activist for joyful aging.”  According to Robin,  international travel helps these women learn about new cultures and meet new people, all of which helps to bring out the "fabulousness" in them!  Take a listen!If you enjoyed this episode, you may also enjoy:Episode 6 : 10 Ways to Love Yourself That Aren’t SelfishDay 4: A Season of Affirmations: Become a Lifelong LearnerAnd don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards. Connect with PK:Website: with Robin:Email: robintillotson46@gmail.comWebsite:
How I Overcame Life’s Challenges By Listening To My Mind, Body And Spirit With Rochel Marie Lawson
Jul 9 2022
How I Overcame Life’s Challenges By Listening To My Mind, Body And Spirit With Rochel Marie Lawson
Part of a larger Divine plan is how you sometimes come to view your life, If you’ve lived long enough.  You also realize that life sometimes takes us on unpredictable journeys, that may initially make our heads spin, but once we get over the initial shock of the experience, and we take some time to reflect, we may realize that things that happen are not just coincidences.   That was the experience of Rochel Marie Lawson in her journey to what she calls blissful living.  In this episode, Rochel Marie, takes us on a journey starting with her graduation from college with a degree in Electrical Engineering, a rarity for a woman in the 80s she said.   She takes us through the challenges she encountered as a female in a male-dominated field how she dealt with them.  She shares the story of how her failure to find employment despite  many praises about her qualifications, and promises for work  caused her to make a decision to start a telecommunications installation company with her husband.  That was one challenge that Rochel Marie overcame, but that was not all.  Rochel also overcame a health condition that had gone undiagnosed for more than 17 years.  She did this by taking stock of her health, listening to her body and learning about and practicing Ayurveda.  If you’ve been inspired and encouraged by the positive messages thus far, please take a moment to rate and review the show on Apple podcast.   And remember sharing is caring, so don’t forget to share these gems with friends and family, strangers too if you like.  Let them  know it’s  available wherever THEY listen to their  podcasts.  I’m counting  on you to share the love.Connect with PK:Website:
Five Minutes of Meditation to Manage Stress and Anxiety
Jun 15 2022
Five Minutes of Meditation to Manage Stress and Anxiety
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that allows you to bring calm to your mind and your body as you let go of negative thoughts, and allow the thoughts which keep racing through your mind to slow down.  Just get a comfortable seat, wear comfortable clothes and focus on your breathing.  In this episode, PK leads you through  a 5-minute  Daily Mindfulness practice that can be done at any time of the day.  Believe it or not, just a few minutes 3-4 times a week can help build a habit that can lead to significant benefits. Just relax, breathe, and follow her voice as your guide. So, get ready to meditate!If you loved this episode, why not leave a review and a rating here and be sure to share it with someone who can benefit from this motivational message. Thanks in advance for doing that. Until next time, I am sending much light and a whole lot of love to you all.Resources Consulted or Quoted:The Healing Power of Mindfulness - Jon Kabat-Zinn What is Mindfulness Meditation?FREEBIES: Don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards.Connect with PK:Website:
How Affirmations Can Help You Shift Your Mindset From Negative to Positive
Jun 12 2022
How Affirmations Can Help You Shift Your Mindset From Negative to Positive
For anyone who is not aware, affirmations are a tool for shifting your thoughts from focusing on what you’re lacking, to a focus on your strengths. Since we all have positive and negative internal dialogues running through our minds each day, those thoughts are shaping our reality with their scripts.  When the script is positive, we feel upbeat, confident and sure of ourselves.  However, when those scripts are negative, they can feed our self-doubt and can discourage us from trying to reach our goals. Having said that, you should have an arsenal of affirmations that you can use to boost your confidence when you’re feeling uncertain, and reset your brain from negative to positive.  It’s sort of like a golfer who has a variety of clubs in her golf bag, depending on whether she is teeing off, getting airborne shots, or rolling the ball into a hole. Whatever the shot, she has the right club.To be clear though, affirmations are not intended to be the solution for mental health concerns, including things like depression and anxiety. Those concerns require professional help. Take a listen to this episode to  learn how you can start to use affirmations to impact your life, as you rewire your brain to support you in positive ways.If you loved this episode, why not leave a review and a rating here and be sure to share it with someone who can benefit from this motivational message. Thanks in advance for doing that. Until next time, I am sending much light and a whole lot of love to you all.FREEBIES: Don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards.Connect with PK:Website:
Why You Shouldn't Let Perfectionism And Honor Roll Hangover Steal Your Joy
Jun 7 2022
Why You Shouldn't Let Perfectionism And Honor Roll Hangover Steal Your Joy
This episode is definitely for you if  you answer "Yes" to these questions:Are you living your life trying to please others, even if it makes you uncomfortable?Do you find yourself setting out to do everything perfectly, so that you can receive approval from your family, peers, your boss, your clients?  Do you constantly feel yourself in a state of internal stress and panic about not meeting the expectations of others?If you're nodding your head "Yes" to these questions, then you may well be suffering from honor roll hangover.  This syndrome can create the limiting beliefs that prevent you from reaching your goals. In other words, you are so busy trying to be perfect, you never act; you just keep making plans for the perfect outcome.   In this episode you'll learn: what honor roll hangover is  the way it wastes your time and prevents you from taking decisive action how to tell if you're suffering from it.  You'll get  PK's five suggestions for how you can get this "psychological baggage" under control so you can move forward to reach your goals.FREEBIES: Don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards.Connect with PK:Website:
How Your Clutter is Preventing You From Living Your Best Life with Dana Laquidara
Apr 19 2022
How Your Clutter is Preventing You From Living Your Best Life with Dana Laquidara
As humans, we all have a habit of collecting and accumulating clutter. Often, our cupboards are full of gadgets and accessories we don’t use anymore, and our closets are filled with items of clothing that either don’t fit anymore or no longer bring us joy when we see ourselves in them.  Yet, we hang on to these items creating clutter that can cause our stress levels to go up, prevent us from being productive, and steal time from us while we hunt for things that are lost in the clutter.  In this episode Dr. Peggie Kirkland (PK) talks with Dana Laquidara about the importance of decluttering your environment  in order to bring more peace and calm into your life.  The Impact of  Clutter on Your Life - Key Takeaways:That simplifying your life  can allow you to spend more quality time with your family That decluttering your environment can free your brain to focus on what’s really importantThat decluttering is an act of self-care that can be the start of uncovering old traumas that you need to deal with in order to move forward in your life You'll want to hear this episode in which you’re sure to gain some tips that you can use to start on your decluttering journey.And while you’re at it, don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards.Connect with PK:Website: with Dana Laquidara:Website:   The Uncluttered Mother: Free Up Your Space, Mind & Heart
Brilliance without Resilience Won’t  get you Very far:  8 Tips for Building Your Resilience
Apr 5 2022
Brilliance without Resilience Won’t get you Very far: 8 Tips for Building Your Resilience
Brilliance without Resilience Won’t  get you Very far:  8 Tips for Building Your ResilienceWhether at home or abroad, women are being called on to be more resilient.  Nowhere is this more evident than in Ukraine where women are being forced to take on full responsibility for taking care of their children and other family members some of whom may be elderly and or disabled.  In this episode, PK shares 8 strategies that can help you to be more resilient as you face challenges in your own life. According to PK, “You might be skilled, talented, educated, and brilliant. But, if you’re not resilient, persistent, and gritty, being brilliant won’t matter.  Case in point the politically charged nomination hearings for the supremely qualified Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.” You'll want to hear this episode in which you’re sure to gain some tips that you can use to build your own resilience.  And while you’re at it, don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards.Resources mentioned or consulted in this episode:Building Your ResilienceIn Focus: War in Ukraine is a crisis for Women and GirlsJackson Confirmation Hearing, Day 3 Part 1: C-Span.orgConnect with PK:Website:
7 Ways to be Kinder to Yourself This Spring!
Mar 23 2022
7 Ways to be Kinder to Yourself This Spring!
For many people,  the start of spring signals new life, new beginnings and opportunities to  enjoy the extra hours of daylight.  It’s a time when you start to think about cleaning out closets, and cupboards and any other parts of your home that became cutterd during the winter months.  Some of you may even be picking up swatches of paint as you think about redecorating one or several rooms.In this episode, PK urges listeners to give not only their surroundings but themselves, a spring touch-up.  You’ll want to listen to this episode where she offers 7 easy ways to be kinder to yourself. As PK says, “If you’re not giving yourself the kindness you deserve, you may not be offering the best version of yourself to the people you support and that can affect your ability to enjoy a healthy level of mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, professional, social or financial wellness.”  Go ahead and give it a listen. You won’t regret it.And while you’re at it, don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards.Connect with PK:Website:
Why Your Legacy Should be one of Self-love and not Self-sacrifice!
Mar 8 2022
Why Your Legacy Should be one of Self-love and not Self-sacrifice!
Happy international Women’s Day! And Happy Women’s History Month!  This time of year is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions women have made to the culture, history and society of the United States, as well as  their contributions to the world-at-large.  But have you stopped to think about what it takes to fulfill these roles effectively? When you look at your own life, do you find that you are putting yourself on the back burner in order to meet the needs of all those who are depending on you for mental, physical, emotional, financial support?  Will your legacy be one of self-love or self-sacrifice?In this episode, PK urges women to take a moment to take stock of their lives and to make the necessary adjustments in self-care that would help them to meet the needs of everyone else who depends on them whether at home or in society.Key Takeaways from this episode: The United Nations General Assembly adopted its resolution on the observance of International Women’s Day in 1975Historically, women have been taught that loving themselves is selfishModern psychology says that not to  prioritize self-love and self-care could result in serious damage to your overall wellbeing. There’s nothing wrong with saving for a rainy day, but there has to be a balance between saving for unforeseen circumstances and investing in your self-careHaving self-compassion is critical to your emotional healthAnd while you’re at it, don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards.Resources mentioned in this episode:Women”s History Month Self-compassion7 Reasons why you Need to Task Cupid With Being More Intentional This Valentine’s DayConnect with PK:Website:
How International Travel can Help Women Embrace Life at 50 and Beyond With Robin Tillotson
Feb 22 2022
How International Travel can Help Women Embrace Life at 50 and Beyond With Robin Tillotson
Are you tired of making everyone else a priority? Are you looking for ways to add some excitement and meaning to your life? Then you'll want to hear from Robin Tillotson, an avid traveler and the Chief Cultural Officer for This I do for me: Women Over 50, Black and Fabulous. Robin is also a self-proclaimed “activist for joyful aging.”   In this episode, Robin explores the challenges and triumphs of black women, over 50, who have put themselves on the back burner while attending to the needs of their families.  This is their starting point.  Where they end up is a completely different story, as they engage in international travel, learn about new cultures and meet new people, all of which helps to bring out the fabulousness in them!Here Are Some Gems We Unpacked In This Episode:Robin’s passion for sharing her knowledge with others That women sometimes have to be taught that doing for themselves isn’t selfishHow women, who have been historically self-sacrificing, need to start off small when they are trying to put themselves firstThe history behind the naming of her show4 Key Takeaways From Our Conversation:The importance of finding the balance between the needs of others and your own needsThe importance of celebrating getting olderThe importance of mindset in aging vibrantlyHow travel can impact your growth and transformationIf you enjoyed this episode, you may also enjoy:Episode 6 : 10 Ways to Love Yourself That Aren’t SelfishDay 4: A Season of Affirmations: Become a Lifelong LearnerAnd don't forget to grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.   Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you: Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards. Connect with PK:Website: with Robin:Email: robintillotson46@gmail.comWebsite:
Reason #7: It's on you now! Strategies to get Financially Healthy and Save Yourself from an Emotional Meltdown
Feb 21 2022
Reason #7: It's on you now! Strategies to get Financially Healthy and Save Yourself from an Emotional Meltdown
Did you know that even though you Gen Xers are by nature self-sufficient, resourceful, flexible, and highly-educated, to name just a few of your admirable characteristics,  you still worry about debt, paying your  mortgages, student loans for you and your children and credit card interest.  In short you are stressed about your finances, and not having enough emergency funds on hand, what your retirement will look like, and whether  Social Security will still exist.  In this episode, PK  shares why getting financially healthy is important to your physical, mental and social well-being.Key Takeaways and Gems From This Episode:If you want to be on track to retire at age 67 you should have saved 3 times your income by age 40, If you want to be on track to retire at age 67  you should have saved 6 times your salary by age 50 and If you want to be on track to retire at age 67  you should have saved 8 times your salary by age 60.   The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talked to consumers and experts from all over the country and narrowed down four elements of financial health:Feeling in control Capacity to absorb a financial shock On track to meet goals Flexibility to make choices If you’re constantly stressed about whether you have enough money, not just to meet the present obligations, but  for the future as well, then you’re not financially healthy.  It goes without saying that being in this situation can an  impact the state of your physical, mental and social well-being.Is this the time for you  to start thinking seriously about your financial health?While you’re at it use some affirmations to keep you positive and motivated.  check out  Episode 16:  (Day 2) in our Season of Affirmations : "I  will update my goals and create new challenges for myself."   You can update this affirmation to fit the context of this episode by affirming, "I  will update my financial goals and create new financial challenges for myself" And while you’re trying out these tips,  practice using affirmations to keep you positive and uplifted.  Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  So grab your FREE Affirmation eCards Just click the link! Hey, if you enjoyed this mini series, hit me up and let me know how this series impacted your self-care practices.  You can leave me a message on my website  on twitter, FB or instagram,  all linked below.Resources:"...pandemic related closures"  " Here's how much money you should have saved by age 40..."Connect with PK!Website:
Reason #6: Cupid's Working Overtime to Help You Show Love for Your Spiritual Wellbeing
Feb 17 2022
Reason #6: Cupid's Working Overtime to Help You Show Love for Your Spiritual Wellbeing
If you've  ever asked yourself, "What's my purpose?" It's because you were in the space of assessing your spiritual wellbeing, which  is less about your  religious affiliation and  and more about your personal values, your beliefs  and your search for meaning and purpose in life.   In this episode, PK shares the connection between your  spiritual wellness and  your physical, mental and emotional wellness, and it's not about your religious affiliation.   You'll want to listen to this episode so you can assess where you are in your spiritual wellness.  Key Takeaways From This Episode:You can be religious and not spiritually healthy or spiritually healthy and not religiousWhen you’re spiritually well you have a clear set of beliefs, and you live in accordance with your morals, values and beliefs. Failure to live in accordance with your values and beliefs can affect your mental and emotional state which can then lead to stress, and can snowball into other illnesses.   Here are some questions you ca ask yourself  to assess your own spiritual wellness:What gives my life meaning and purpose?What gives me hope?Do my values guide my decisions and actions?And as always, seek out professional help if you are unable to do so on your own.The bottom line is, as the Global Experiences Office at the University of Pittsburgh says, spiritual wellness is fundamental to your overall wellness because it can help determine your mood and your actions.  It also  influences your mood and stress levels and can impact all your decisions life.  Resources:Spiritual Wellness:  What is your meaning and purpose?    Spiritual wellness is fundamentalAnd while you’re assessing your spiritual wellness,  practice using affirmations to keep you positive and uplifted.  Just click the link and you can grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.  Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you.  Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?  Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time.Just click the link! FREE Affirmation eCards  Connect with PK!Website:
Reason #5:  It's not Over Cupid! 7 Tips to Help you Show Love for Your Professional Health
Feb 15 2022
Reason #5: It's not Over Cupid! 7 Tips to Help you Show Love for Your Professional Health
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re working so hard you feel sleep deprived more often than you feel rested, or you’re working so hard that you forget to eat or you ignore important household chores, like paying your bills or doing laundry until you have nothing clean to wear, and for those of you with children, you are unable to make time for your children’s extra curricular or even their activities at  home?  These are all indications that you need to find a work life balance.  In this episode, PK encourages listeners to  prioritize a change in how you balance your work obligations and lifestyle obligations to avoid  putting your mental, physical and  emotional selves in jeopardy.Some Key Takeaways from this episode to  achieve that delicate balance between being effective both at work and at home :  Know when to say “enough.”  in short, stop trying to do every task perfectly . Check out Episode 7 - 5 Ways to Deal with Honor Roll Hangover and Stop Aiming for Perfection Put exercise on your calendar with alerts to get it done.   Check out  Reason# 2 :  Why Cupid Doesn’t want you to be Sidelined by Poor Physical HealthLimit your interactions with social mediaLimit your exposure to people and things that waste your timeThe bottom line is that without finding that work/life  balance, you could  end up with high levels of stress that impact your mental health leading to depression and anxiety  and eventually  burnout and that’s no way to lead your life. And while you’re trying out these tips,  practice using affirmations to keep you positive and uplifted.  Just click the link and you can grab your FREE Affirmation eCards to shift your mindset, raise your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.  Choose one or two that resonate with you, and make a habit of repeating them several times throughout the day, especially when you wake up in the morning, and at night before you go to bed. As you use them, observe the effect they have on you.  Do they make you feel more loving toward yourself and more confident? Do they increase your belief in your abilities?   Do they make it easier for you to take life in stride? Try to be aware of how your mind and body react to your practice of repeating affirmations.  Be consistent with this practice and you’ll see the difference over time. So grab your FREE Affirmation eCards Just click the link! Resources:The Evolving Definition of Work-life Balance How to Maintain Good Health as a Busy ProfessionalConnect with PK!Website: