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
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
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
Do you have the courage to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart?
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
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
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
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
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
Vacations to the North Shore always makes me pensive. Most mornings start out the same. I watch the sunrise from my deck. I make myself coffee and drink it out of my earth-colored hand-thrown mug, ridged with imperfections and made with love. The waves are hypnotic and do their best to drown out my overactive … Continue reading Are You Doing the Best You Can?