Dumping The Ds (Pink Collar Challenges)

Dumping The Ds (Pink Collar Challenges)

It’s Day 225 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project has me feeling like it’s time for me to do a dump of the Ds.  As a life coach who uses a holistic coaching approach to facilitate The Swan Experience: Minimizing barriers; maximizing women’s beauty and best professional lives through total transformation, I specialize in the Ds. Ds are the challenges Pink Collar women face that can negatively impact personal or professional performance. In doing so, I prevent derailing and promote Swans living their best savvy & chic lives on the home front and in the workplace. That being the case, I shouldn’t be surprised that the D behind most challenges – the devil – doesn’t like what I’m trying to do, or me for that matter, and is going to do everything in his power to destroy me at best and discourage me at the least. I felt this intensely today and know it’s time to dump the Ds.

When I was the director of a life coaching program that supported at risk individuals in removing barriers to their sustainable success, one of the most impactful steps on their  journey was “Letting Go of the Past”, better known as “The Dump”. During the process, coachees were given the opportunity to write down the negative things that have happened in their life on a post-it. Next, they were encouraged to share each post-it, then to throw it into the center of the room. At the end of the time, all of the post-its containing the negative events were taken outside and burned, which symbolized letting them go.

This simulated dump serves two purposes: 1) It allows me to put the challenges I’m facing down so I can let them go, 2) It provides you with a list of the challenges I write about and coach around.


  • Dysfunction
  • Drug and alcohol exposure (and/or abuse)
  • Domestic violence
  • Depression
  • Desperation
  • Deception
  • Destitution
  • Divorce
  • Domestic relations court and issues
  • Disobedient children
  • Delinquent preteens and teens
  • Diagnoses
  • Diet and weight issues
  • Debt
  • Death
  • Derailing
  • Discrimination
  • Disenfranchisement
  • Disasters
  • Disappointment
  • Discouragement
  • Drama

Now that I’ve made this list, I feel a bit better because I’m not dealing with everything on it! It puts things into perspective and frees me to let go of them. Also, a problem shared is half solved, so I appreciate being able to share with you. Hopefully if you or someone in your life is dealing with any of these Ds, I hope you’ll give yourself permission to let them go. I encourage you to talk to someone who is psychologically safe (won’t judge you, minimize your challenges, tell you what to do – just listens actively and openly).

Stressed Woman

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Pink Collar Coach, I admit today I needed a dose of my own medicine while dealing with my Ds. I needed to minimize barriers and to maximize the beauty and best things in my life personally and professionally. Like my husband, home, and debut novel (now there’s an awesome D!). And rather than focusing on the little d, the devil, I need to focus on GOD, my DELIVERER, who brings me out of them all. Dumping my Ds was just what the Good Doctor ordered.

How about you? Are you dealing with some of the challenges listed above? Do you need to be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and dump your Ds?

Be    savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

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