The Lesson of Self Love

As a woman, it’s interesting to look out at the world today and see how much it has changed since the times my grandmothers and mother were growing up. Yet, what I also see are a lot of the same issues around identity, capabilities and…

Staying In Your Own Lane

I recently had the opportunity to visit Paris with my family.  The second day in the City of Lights, we visited the Arc de Triomphe. Looking down from the top of the Arc, you get an amazing view of the city, the grand avenue, Champs-Élysées,…

The Simple Act of Communication

"We are more connected than ever, so why does it seem we struggle so much with the ability to honestly communicate with each other?"

Winds of Change

It was 2am, a few weeks ago, when the winds arrived, thrashing the trees and thumping against the window panes. 35-40 mph gusts threatened to peel shingles from the roof.  The sounds of branches snapping and debris hitting the house made it impossible to sleep.   The Wizard of Oz popped into my mind.  I wondered what was blowing out and what might be blowing in?
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Feeding & Being Fed

I was listening to a woman, the other day, talking about a certain variety of lily and how it cannot take root and bloom until parasites come and eat holes in its stem. Okay, you cannot tell me this kind of stuff isn't interesting.  Fascinating, really!
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Celebrating the Heart

A few years ago, I was doing a talk and a man approached me to discuss coaching.  Apparently, he had done his homework; checked out my website, my credentials and client testimonials.  He told me he was impressed with my work. "I'd like…
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Giving Thanks Is Good, But It's Honor That We Need

I look out over the beautiful acreage that is my backyard, and I am reminded that this was once sacred ground to the Native Americans. There is a reason one of the roads in our community is named Arrowhead Loop. As we know, this entire country was once the exclusive home to these native people.
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The Mess Didn't Make Itself

I was reading the article, Empathy for the Detestable, Compassion for the Callous by Philip Goldberg, and it got me thinking. If we look at history as far back as we can, we will see the biggest issues of the time reflected in the culture. True…

The Giver

Often when we lean on others and reach out to find our comfort and connection, it can feel almost like we are asking too much. It seems far easier to give, doesn't it? When we receive, it can challenge those questions within us that ask, "am I worthy? am I enough? do I deserve this?

It Takes A Village

On our recent family vacation, I had the occasion to listen to an interview with Nely Galán, a media mogul and author of the recently published book, Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant and Rich In Every Way.