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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

Be Not Afraid

Whoa mama. Who would have thought literally nothing, and everything, could change in the blink of an eye? By now, we've all been personally impacted in some way and it's easy to get swept up, so I invite you to take a deep breath, pause, and give yourself a break from every news source for… Continue reading Be Not Afraid

Starting Again vs. Starting Over

The power of words. We underestimate them. I've been thinking a lot about language and semantics lately. How having the courage to take unedited thoughts and synthesize can influence and inspire. How taking unrelated topics, identifying themes, and categorizing can turn stream-of-consciousness into a manifesto. It's insanely powerful. On my drive in the other morning,… Continue reading Starting Again vs. Starting Over