Cry

Allison Nazarian Healing, One Word, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

Sometimes that is all you can do. Because you have tried everything else. The tricks. The tips. The advice. The expertise. The expert. The system. That person who knows. The solution. The answer. Even the magic pill. You tried it all. And it didn’t work. Nothing worked. You had faith each time. You thought, This is it. This is the …

So Retro

Allison Nazarian Just for fun, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

Apparently, Mercury is in Retrograde. So says lots of folks when explaining why things are messed up or weird or chaotic or in some way “off” from the norm. It sounds like a great reason. I mean, don’t we all want to explain away, using some not-under-our-control  reason, why we cannot control every single thing in our lives? I admit …

Shut Up And Look Within

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

(Friendly Note: If you don’t like the truth or tough love or brutal honesty, don’t read this post today, or any day for that matter.) There are tons of complainers among us: Complainers who complain full-time. Complainers who are part-timers. Complainers who fancy themselves non-complainers and thus feel their complaining is more of a positive, community service, PSA kind of …

You Care What They Think

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

You say you don’t, but you do. We all do. We call them different names, but we are talking about the same thing, the same collective, the same people: “They.” “Them.” “Everyone.” Or, could be something like: “The neighbors” “The people from high school.” “My parents’ friends.” “My clients” “My husband” “My wife” “The cashier at Publix.” “People.” You care …

The Ickiness Of Change

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Real Life, The Life of Allison, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

Lately, I have felt an uncomfortable, different, kind of weird energy between me and others. Not all others, but some others. It’s actually hard to explain or put into words (which, of course, is why I am trying to write about it). Let’s try it this way: With great change comes, well, great change. Right? And part of great change …

Being Happy Is Hard

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, The Life of Allison, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

“Are you trying to be a life coach or something?” That was the question a friend of many years asked me recently. “Huh?!” I asked. “Well, you post all those upbeat, positive sayings on Facebook and you seem so happy all the time.” My first thought was something along the lines of “Clearly, you do not read this blog, which …