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risk-taking

Taking Risks is Still Hard and Still Worth It

I sell vulnerability for a living. I spend much of time trying to convince people that vulnerability and risk-taking is worth your time and investment (because it is) and that you can do the work of whatever shows up in front o...

wrong-way

Doubt Our Doubts

Who told us that we couldn’t? Who said that you weren’t enough? Who decided you weren’t important? That what you want to do isn’t exactly right? Sometimes it’s our past.  Sometimes it’s our blessed, dear loving wel...

stevenson-quote

Why Planting Seeds Reaps Growth

I recently worked with a client whose life really seemed to “come together” in about a two week process. When this person started working with me she had been unemployed for a few months due to a company restructure, had be...


time

Time for Moving On

I was having coffee with a lovely friend of mine who often finds ways to articulate my experience far more successfully than I do. Ever have those moments when you’ve taken a paragraph to describe something and someone swoops...

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Shame Generators

I’m kind of obsessed with talking about shame, vulnerability and connection.  Brene Brown, the author/researcher/speaker about shame and I must be kindred spirits or coworkers in another life.  In a consultation group I rec...

Just-say-no

Why We Need To Say No

Saying no is uncomfortable. Especially if no one taught you how to do it growing up. Little girls are taught to say yes, to take care and to value deeply relationships. We are taught to read people, to anticipate, to feel our f...


consistency

Where Are You Lacking Consistency in Your Life?

Consistency is key. I’ll be honest. I’m really, really great at starting a new project, new goal, and new way of doing something.  6am workouts? The first week, I am totally there, super committed and so into it.  The sec...

hangover

Are You Suffering a Vulnerability Hangover?

You’ve all heard me rave and rave about Brene Brown. I love this woman. I love her stuff about shame. I love her stuff about courage. I love her stuff about authenticity. She’s exactly right about it. Vulnerability is the b...

dating

Dating: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

“All the single the ladies. All the single ladies. Put your hands up!”  We’re talking about dating.  The good. The bad and the ugly.  Let’s be honest, at times, it can be ugly. We’ll start with ugly. It get...


change

What Emotions Arise by NOT Making Change?

This month’s Experience Life magazine really inspired me at the gym this week. For those of you who don’t know, Experience Life is the magazine of Lifetime Fitness, a Minnesota-based fitness chain.  A few friends get a lit...