Practicing Boundaries, or Putting Up Walls?

I've been gifted a perfect weather week up on the North Shore, the kind that ushers you into fall with an aching for crisp air, sweaters, knee high boots and hot cocoa. Upper 60s, low 70s all week, I managed to get in a couple hikes up the shore to take in the early fall … Continue reading Practicing Boundaries, or Putting Up Walls?

The In-Between

There's a tender space in the in-between where what was and what is yet to come gives way to what is. It's a pensive space of acknowledgement and gratitude for seeing how all life events line up for our greatest good and how bittersweet endings are disguised as new beginnings. A space where today has … Continue reading The In-Between

Sometimes Moving On With the Rest of Your Life Starts With Goodbye

I know there’s a blue horizonSomewhere up ahead, just waiting for meGetting there means leaving things behindSometimes life’s so bittersweet ~ Starts With Goodbye, Carrie Underwood Last week was a very long week of goodbyes to people I had worked with and cared about for more than a decade.  It’s not that I’ll never see … Continue reading Sometimes Moving On With the Rest of Your Life Starts With Goodbye

Struggle and Comfort: A Reflection

This week, I had the privilege of leading the first session of my online Dare to Lead book discussion. Not one for small talk, I wanted this time with others to be valuable for all parties. Participants chose that they wanted to talk about Daring Leadership Principle #6 - Modeling Clarity, Kindness and Hope as … Continue reading Struggle and Comfort: A Reflection

The Road to Dare to Lead ™ – Texas Edition

My time in Texas was awe-inspiring, life-changing and profound. Even to this day, it is hard to capture in words what the experience was like - cue brain melt. The privilege to train with Brené Brown was the thing that my dreams were made of and everything about the experience exceeded my wildest expectations. Those … Continue reading The Road to Dare to Lead ™ – Texas Edition

The Road to Dare to Lead ™ – Part 1

When I finished my M.A. degree at the end of 2014, I told myself that I would never again pursue higher education or additional certifications. In fact, I swore that I would never read another book because I didn't have the bandwidth to take anything else in. I made it about 6 months. The inherent … Continue reading The Road to Dare to Lead ™ – Part 1