The Freedom of Permission

It isn't that I hadn't noticed that my pajama pants were tattered. It was hard not to notice, I just couldn't bring myself to throw them away. Giving ourselves permission to do what we know needs to be done gives us freedom. And a lesson.

Name It To Tame It

I was spun up like a tornado. What set me off? A flurry of mixed messages, delayed non-answers and "just trust me's" for months on end without any real progress. I don't know about you, but those behaviors don't lay the framework for a trusting relationship. I'd say I was a solid Cat-3 and gaining… Continue reading Name It To Tame It

The Armor of Identity

Still coming down off a major training engagement, my brain is having a hard time decompressing. The "go go go" of non-stop learning, design, redesign, practice, launch, tweak, and present over the past 5 months was brought to you by Adrenaline: The You Can Do It hormone. It was an awesome experience - 300+ leaders,… Continue reading The Armor of Identity

Practicing Boundaries, or Putting Up Walls?

The way we protect our hearts, however, manifest in two distinct ways: We either put up walls, or we create boundaries. Walls are impermeable - nothing in, nothing out. Boundaries operate differently.

Coming Home: A Story of Big Magic and Little Miracles

My version of "low key" weekends include yard work and housecleaning. After a long day of pulling weeds yesterday, I was pretty wiped out today and decided to "take it easy" by tackling cleaning and organizing the kitchen. I have recently acquired a new 5 qt skillet specifically to make my turkey and potato breakfast… Continue reading Coming Home: A Story of Big Magic and Little Miracles

Becoming More Myself

It's always funny how the Universe rewards me when I take time to slow down. Thoughts flow freely and I settle into a different, more in-touch version of myself. It's a gift. I usually devour books on vacation, and this vacation has been no different. The raw truth and authenticity that Alicia Keys has gifted… Continue reading Becoming More Myself

Amplify

Encouraged/Brokenhearted. Woke/Unraveled. Energized/Exhausted. All of these emotions holding front row seats on a roller coaster of righteous anger. My Minneapolis community enraged, and in mourning. The loss of precious life, #JusticeForGeorge. I am less than 6 miles from where George Floyd was murdered. I am less than 4 miles from where the riots and protests… Continue reading Amplify

Navigating Uncertainty

Let's just start right here: It's ok to not be ok. A myriad of emotions, the last couple weeks have rocked and unsettled most of us. Many of us are struggling with the physical distancing we have been asked to practice. Here in Minnesota, our stay-at-home guidance was just extended another 3 weeks. It's become… Continue reading Navigating Uncertainty