Tagged: Amber Ludwig-Vilhauer

The Grass is Not Greener on the Other Side

The Grass is Not Greener on the Other Side

Have you ever looked at someone you admire and think about how easy they must have it or how much you wish you could experience what they experience?

“The Grass is Greener on the Other Side” concept has been around for a long time and expresses our lack of personal fulfillment and distraction in always looking at what others have, thinking it must be easier or better. That couldn’t be more false.

The beautiful, smart, perfectly capable young girl looks at the popular crowd and feels “not good enough.” New business owners always look at established business owners and dream of what it must be like to have fame and plenty of money or clients.

The madness has to stop. I’ve met many “established business owners” who “appear” to have a good income, but are truly just getting by. I was in the popular crowd for a short while and they were largely […]

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The Most Important Thing You Should Be Doing In the Next 5 Minutes

The Most Important Thing You Should Be Doing In the Next 5 Minutes

Today, I invite you to take a deep breath and search inside for the insecurities and disappointments you struggle with. What do you see? If you feel overweight, that may bring up feelings of embarrassment, wonder of how you got here, maybe even feelings of disgust. If you just went through a breakup, career change or move, you may be feeling deep loss, completely alone and while people close say they understand, you feel they don’t. Maybe plain and simply you just don’t feel good enough.

I invite you now to take another deep breath and release a little bit of those feelings as you exhale. I’m not even asking for a complete release; just enough to give yourself the break you need.

I know what it’s like to feel so lonely and lost that you don’t know what to do. Sure, you put a smile on your face when in public, […]

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Now This is How to Celebrate Your Birthday!

Now This is How to Celebrate Your Birthday!

My birthday is this week which made me think back on all the ways I’ve celebrated over the years. I’ve had some pretty incredible moments, but there’s one in particular that stands out as the winner.

Days before my 25th Birthday, I got this idea for a personal way to celebrate my life. I wanted to buy 25 of the brightest and most colorful helium balloons – one for each year of my life. Then I would write my most favorite life memories on some, my hopes for the future on some, and expressions of love an gratitude for people and past moments on the rest. Once finished, I would release all the balloons into the air as a way of releasing the past and unlocking my future.

A few hours before sunset, on the day of my Birthday, I did just that. My mom went with me and we […]

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