Why I no longer feel guilty about doing less.

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“You cannot get your middle-aged childhood back.” – Anne Lamott Last week, Anne Lamott spoke at Emerging Women Live 2016 about the importance of rest. She reminded us that we need to practice “the divine sacrament of the plop” – of stopping to do nothing on a regular basis. That’s a big stretch for most […]

Whose opinion matters?

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No matter what your background, we all have that same memory from our childhood. That time where we were proud of something…until someone made fun of us. When I was in grade 6, I remember saving my money up so I could buy a pair of pink high-top Converse sneakers. I loved those shoes. But […]

What to do When Life Throws You a Frightening Curveball

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“Grace can take you places hustling can’t.”   -Unknown “I don’t get it,” I told my husband on a cold February evening, “What am I missing?” I had just emerged from my most successful quarter ever for my business, and all of a sudden things had ground to a halt. As in, no income that month. Perhaps […]

3 Ways You May be Sabotaging Yourself at Work (and what to do about it).

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As published in The Huffington Post on December 29th, 2015. The past few years have brought forth some distinct women’s voices that question the working woman’s reality. Sheryl Sandberg challenged us to “take a seat at the table” in Lean In. Arianna Huffington redefined success beyond money and power in Thrive. Susan Cain taught us […]

Scrap your usual holiday checklist & try THIS instead.

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The holiday season is rapidly approaching and things feel a bit different this year. On one hand, it feels somewhat superfluous to be celebrating when there is so much tragedy in the recent news. Pope Francis has even said that Christmas celebrations are “all a charade…the whole world is at war.” On the other hand, there […]

An Open Letter to Brené Brown, After Reading ‘Rising Strong’

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As Published in Huffington Post on Sept 14th, 2015. Dear Brené Brown, I have a bone to pick with you (the only Texan phrase I could think of). Your books need to come with warning labels on the cover: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK TOO QUICKLY OR YOU MAY HAVE A MELTDOWN FROM TRUTH OVERLOAD. […]

How to Break Free and Make the Brave Choice

As Published in Vancity Buzz on February 19th, 2015. When you feel stuck, it takes all your effort to keep your head above water. It is no way to live for any length of time. It may be a job that is sucking the life out of you, a relationship that you know needs to […]