Healing Isn’t Pretty, But It’s Worth It

emilygough Infidelity, Mindset, Relationships

HEALING ISN’T PRETTY. There’s nothing cute or pleasant or fun about it. And sometimes you stop to try and catch your breath and think, how did I get here? But day after day, hour after hour, you continue to move forward. You push when you feel like quitting, knowing that there’s something better on the other side. Like after a …

Masculinity: Looking for the Best in People & Why We Need to Change the Conversation About Men &

emilygough Infidelity, Mindset

I have lots of reasons to dislike men. A father who left when I was a teenager, with whom I subsequently severed our relationship entirely for various reasons (for more on small portions of that story I’m willing to discuss publicly, see #RoomToGrowPodcast episodes 24 and 93), got screwed around by males I was dating in my late teens and early 20s, …

STRONG AS F*CK: Strength is the Only Viable Option

emilygough Mental Health, Mindset

My main goal is to continue to cultivate my entire being into the strongest version of myself. Mentally, emotionally, physically. Life is going to throw curveballs, and it’s a direct result of those hits when you least expect them that make you stronger. But you have a choice, too. You get to decide your own strength. You get to choose …

Are You Listening to Your Intuition?

emilygough Infidelity, Mental Health, Mindset

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” -Rumi This has been one of my favourite quotes for several years, and has spoken to me on an even deeper level after realizing how much I had been ignoring my intuition for years.#The9YearAffair Our bodies are talking to us constantly, and we experience emotions DIRECTLY in the body. One simple …

The Healing Quality of Laughter

emilygough Infidelity, Mental Health, Mindset

Every time I’m asked about the story of the infidelity that was uncovered in my previous relationship, I start to laugh. It’s genuine laughter, too. The whole situation went down in such an utterly insane fashion that it’s actually comical to me at this point. It certainly wasn’t amusing in the least for a very long time, and there are …

Infidelity + Taking the High Road

emilygough Infidelity, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Mindset

I was told months ago by someone that that coming forward about infidelity in my relationship would make me look like a victim trying to elicit sympathy. If you’ve been following the #RoomToGrowPodcast for any length of time, you know how strongly I feel about victim mindset (check out episode 24 in particular). So let’s chat for a minute: Sharing your story …

You Have to Ask for What You Want In Life

emilygough Business, Lifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition

Have you ever sent a meal back at a restaurant?  Asked for a flight upgrade?  Switched hotel rooms because you wanted something specific? Something about those kinds of situations can feel, well, stressful.  High maintenance, almost.  At least, to me.  Despite being fairly assertive, I’ve always shied away from those types of situations. Last week I was in Naples, Florida …

When Willpower Gives Out, This is Why

emilygough Mindset, Nutrition

When do you feel like you have the most willpower? Think about time of day, perhaps day of the week (or even time of the month!). What are some of the things you notice when you start to dig into that a little more? The last 2 weeks I was having a TON of cravings, and I was trying to …