I created this website to help people let go of perfectionism, self-doubt and people-pleasing.
You want to be happy, peaceful and free. I’m here to show you that you’re already happy, peaceful and free.
It’s just underneath years of emotional baggage.
Most of us let our past hurts dictate the present. But holding on to the past keeps you stuck in negative thoughts.
True peace and happiness come from within, not outside circumstances. You have the power to choose how you see each moment.
I’ve meditated, introspected and experimented for years before finding peace of mind. Friends with whom I shared my revelations changed their lives. Then our families looked within for happiness, too.
We live in a society of “not good enough”. I believe we can change the world for the better by finding love and peace within. When you’re at peace with yourself, you elevate everyone in your presence.
It’s our responsibility to work towards making peace with ourselves.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ―14th Dalai Lama
Despite the chaos in the world, I refuse to believe we’re doomed. We can choose love over fear in every moment.
Who is Hush Your Mind for?
For people who:
- never feel good enough
- beat themselves up
- struggle with perfectionism and people-pleasing
- want to feel peaceful, happy, fulfilled and free
Hush Your Mind is for you.
Early on, you’ve built your house on shaky foundations. Foundations made of other people’s expectations. Somehow, their plans became yours. You’re doing your best, constructing your life with what you’ve got.
But it’s not fulfilling.
Instead, we’re going to take it down. Heal the wounds. And reconstruct.
Here’s to you, courageous one!
Who am I?
Hi, I’m Annie Moussu!
My parents immigrated from Vietnam to southern California in the 80s. As a little girl, I was extremely sensitive and lonely. I struggled with cultural and language barriers and overprotective parents who criticized me for every. little. thing. (My parents had good intentions, but it sure didn’t feel like it at the time.)
In order to avoid rejection, I stuffed down my emotions and chased perfection. Bent over backwards to please others. Never spoke up. With zero self-confidence, I practically lost my identity.
Nonetheless, I managed to graduate from a top-notch college. Then I escaped to teach English in France and snatched a French husband. Oh la la!
But my husband and I argued everyday, my job sucked and living abroad wasn’t easy. As Ernest Hemingway wrote, You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
Reality crashed down on me. Repressed emotions and problems boiled up. I criticized everything and everyone—especially, myself (my parents passed me the torch 😉 ). Past hurts, feelings of worthlessness and fear ruled my life.
I devoured self-help books. Meditated. Forgave. I questioned my thoughts and applied the knowledge. Slowly but surely, I nourished a positive mindset.
Once I accepted the past, life beamed at me. A peaceful mind = a peaceful life. Sure, there are hard times. But I’m capable of making the best out of them.
The best part?
I know who I am. (Though I’m constantly evolving.)
No matter what, I can look up to my North Star.
That’s power. I live the life I desire.
Peace. I’m proud to be who I am.
Happiness. No one can take it away.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” —Steve Jobs
7 fun facts about me
- When I was little, I wanted to be an artist. I love to write poems and make collages with found objects.
- I learned how to heal with energy by experimenting on my guinea pig. Aka husband.
- I speak and dream in Vietnamese, English and French. Not all at once though!
- My perfect summer: swimming in the river, napping under a tree, stargazing.
- Hopeless foodie, here! I love mom-and-pop and gastronomic restaurants alike. Food is art.
- When I feel antsy in the dentist’s chair, I laugh like a mad woman. (Defense mechanisms are weird like that.)
- Nature revitalizes me. I may have been an oak in another life.
What can you expect from me?
When you sign up for my newsletter, you receive blog articles every other Thursday. My blog articles often contain a freebie (no email sign-up required) that helps you apply the information to your daily life.
I’m committed to providing high-quality information. Count on simple and practical information, gleaned from my personal experiences. I respect your time and energy by giving you only my best.
Check out my coaching services if you want personal guidance to let go of self-doubt, fear of failure and perfectionism.
What are my goals?
I hope to be a valuable resource and coach.
There are countless self-development blogs, but few get to the root of negative thoughts.
At Hush Your Mind, you’ll learn how to overcome self-doubt in the simplest and most no-nonsense way.
My main goals are to:
- Show you how to overcome perfectionism, self-doubt and people-pleasing
- Guide you towards inner peace, love and happiness
- Contribute to a more peaceful world by living a peaceful life and teaching self-love
How can you get involved?
Comment on my articles! How did the article inspire you? Got a helpful tip or a disagreement? Let’s share our knowledge.
Questions? Suggestions? Or want to say hi? Email me at annie [at] hushyourmind.com or via this contact form.
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Looking forward to hearing from you.
About the author
Annie Moussu is a mindfulness coach on a mission to help people let go of perfectionism, self-doubt and people-pleasing. Sign up for her newsletter to get blog articles twice a month.