June 1, 2017

Owning Your Story

I’ve never met a person who claimed they want to be fake. Most of us desire to show up in the world in a real, meaningful and dare I say “authentic” way. The trouble with trying to become more authentic is that authenticity can’t be chased. In fact, if you’re actively looking for it, you’re missing the entire point. We will not find our authentic selves by looking around us, watching what others are doing, […]
May 11, 2017

The Role of Enabler

In today’s video blog, I share an insight I discovered while watching a Postive Parenting webinar. The webinar itself is great and you can sign up for the webinar at this link. But this insight reminded me how easy it is to complain about the behavior of other people when they don’t live up to our expectations. It’s not so easy to take a hard look in the mirror and admit that maybe we’ve enabled […]
February 22, 2017

Is It OK to Be Two Different People?

Have you ever experienced a situation that makes you feel like you need to be different than you really are? Less talkative? (This one’s all the time for me.) Less truthful. Less funny. Just…less. I would guess that all of us have experienced this at least once (hello…remember high school?) in our lives. Last week at a women’s leadership program book discussion session, one of the participants shared that she feels she needs to be […]
November 25, 2016

2 Ways to Say No That Work Every Time

We’ve all been there. You’re heading to the checkout lane at your local grocery store and you glance up to make eye-contact with a woman from your local sports booster club. Her face lights up as she realizes you’ve actually seen her. There’s nothing you can do. She’s seen you and she knows you’ve seen her. She proceeds to walk up to you and make the typical chit-chat while you silently try to think of […]