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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

Good Friends and Perfect Strangers

It's a slow and quiet morning sipping my coffee. Still in pajamas, I stare out the window at the winter wonderland that has arrived just in time for my vacation. If you listen closely, you can hear the wind whip and you almost catch a chill despite being curled up with a blanket on the … Continue reading Good Friends and Perfect Strangers

Resentment

According to Brené Brown, the number one reason people feel resentful is lack of holding boundaries.  This is a reminder to practice good boundaries this holiday season.  We will all be bombarded with advertising promising a joyful season if we have the latest, greatest toys, appliances, fashion, technology. I invite you to remember that going … Continue reading Resentment

The Discipline of Self-Discipline

In September, I decided to take a close look at my finances to see where else I may be able to curb my spending as I look towards the future. With no one keeping tabs on me, it can be really easy to justify that happy hour, new pair of shoes, or medium half-caf, half-vanilla … Continue reading The Discipline of Self-Discipline

White Flags, Connection and Self-Compassion

Lately, it feels as if there is some cosmic upheaval in the universe.  Just as so many of my friends, family and colleagues have been in struggle, I am not immune.  Ugh, vulnerability sucks, right?  No one wants to FEEL all the vulnerable things in life; we want certainty and guarantees.  At least I do.  … Continue reading White Flags, Connection and Self-Compassion

The Power of Inclusion

At this point, I no longer suffer in silence with shame and secrecy.  For most of my adult life I have suffered with an eating disorder.  Brought on by trauma and perpetuated by life circumstances, I have battled disordered eating and disordered body image with wildly fluctuating clothing size much of my life in a … Continue reading The Power of Inclusion

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