It’s no surprise that we live in a fear-based society that overprizes profits, productivity and perfection.
What’s more, current global issues may dishearten us.
Can we really make a difference?
At the end of the day, we can only manage ourselves and our interactions. We can certainly try to change others and rally for positive change. But what if we each found peace and love within?
Unresolved past hurts can leave us doubting ourselves and feeling unworthy. Our insecurities then wreak havoc in our work, health and relationships.
What if, instead of adding to the collective shadow, we were kind and accepting to ourselves and everyone else?
Our presence would elevate loved ones and strangers alike.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ―Desmond Tutu
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ―14th Dalai Lama
I invite you to embark on the journey to make peace with yourself. 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 ambitious women who:
- never feel good enough
- beat themselves up
- struggle with perfectionism and people-pleasing
- want to feel confident and joyful
Hush Your Mind is for you.
Early on, you’ve built your life 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 child, I struggled with cultural and language barriers and overprotective parents who criticized me for every. little. thing.
I stuffed down my emotions, chased perfection and appeased others to avoid rejection.
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 boiled up. I criticized everything and everyone—especially myself (my parents passed me the torch 😉). Fear ruled my life.
Then 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. Of course, there are hard times. But I’m able to make the best out of them.
The most splendid 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.
Joy. 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.
- 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.
- 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’ll receive a new blog article every other Thursday. Some blog articles have a freebie (no email sign-up required).
Count on high-quality 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 for more confidence and joy.
What are my goals?
I hope to be a valuable resource and coach.
Few self-development blogs get to the root of negative thinking. At Hush Your Mind, you’ll learn how to overcome self-doubt in the simplest way.
My main goals are to:
- Show you how to overcome perfectionism, self-doubt and people-pleasing
- Guide you towards inner peace, love and joy
- Contribute to a more peaceful world by living peacefully and teaching self-love
How can you get involved?
Questions? Suggestions? Or want to say hi? Email me at annie [at] hushyourmind.com or via this contact form.
Subscribe to my twice-a-month newsletter for blog articles every other Thursday.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
About the author
Annie Moussu is a mindfulness-based life coach who helps women let go of perfectionism, self-doubt and people-pleasing. Sign up for her newsletter to get blog articles twice a month.