Daily Masks: Self Image

Melissa Russiano Monday Blog Posts

“People may call what happens at midlife a ‘crisis’, but it’s not. It's an unraveling - a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you wanted to live, not the one you are “supposed” to live….to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace you really are.” Brené Brown When I...[ read more ]

Daily Masks: What Are Your Values?

“A value is a way of being or believing that you hold most important.” Brené Brown Most companies have mission statements that summarize the values, as well as tenets they were founded on. Common words included in mission statements are: integrity, value, service, growth, customers and quality. Companies pay thousands of dollars to consultants to craft an expert, succinct statement...[ read more ]

Daily Masks: Failure and Self Sabotage

Melissa Russiano Monday Blog Posts

“...sometimes when we are beating ourselves up we need to stop and say, ‘Man, I am doing the very best I can right now.’ ” Brené Brown At 32 I found myself as a single mom of a beautiful four year old daughter living in a rental trying to figure out how to move forward. Not the first in my...[ read more ]

Daily Masks: Overcoming Shame

Melissa Russiano Monday Blog Posts

When planning on returning to the world of weekly blogs, I never would have imagined that we would be in a world where staying home is enforced. Now, there is a shortage of common cleaning supplies and paper products, and wearing masks is mandatory in some public places. Inside our homes, we have learned how to manage boredom. We've also...[ read more ]