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Parenting + Family

Chasing Curiosity

Why? Three letters that form my favorite question. I love asking why! Not to be obstinate or needling but to genuinely understand. When my curiosity is satisfied and I understand the inner workings of people, processes, or phenomena I find I’m able to be more effective, thorough or helpful. All pragmatics aside, understanding why also …

Intentional Living

New Year. Same Me.

There is no need to completely revisit who you are as one calendar year changes to the next. Focus on new perspective, energy, and goals but enjoy being the “same you.”

Intentional Living

EMBRACE: My word for 2022

Establishing a word for the year is something I began a few years ago. I’ve never been big on resolutions but I do love setting my intentions for the year. Rather than making narrowly defined goals, I like to establish a feel and vision for what the new year and I wrap up that intent in one word.

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Intentional Living

My Speed Bump.

Talking about our “tough stuff” is a courageous act that will help others rise. This is the story of my recently acquired “speed bump.”

Joy + Gratitude

Rebellious Joy.

I choose Rebellious Joy. A joy that chooses to stand unwavering in the face of circumstances. That’s what joy is after all, isn’t it?

Parenting + Family

Bittersweet Like a Blackberry

We are all messy. Each and every one of us. While my chosen paradigm is one that chooses to look past the thorns to celebrate the berry, there is also a need to acknowledge our challenges, hurts, frustrations and hang ups. Owning our humanity can be incredibly humbling but there is also a beautiful freedom in owning the reality that we do not have it all together. There is a blackberry bittersweetness to our humanity.

Intentional Living

Wait a Minute.

Waiting is hard. Whether you are waiting a minute, a month or a year. It requires us to humble ourselves and accept – we are not in control. How can you wait well?

Intentional Living

I need you.

I need you to stop being so mean to yourself. If you are like me, you are good at allowing an unkind inner-dialogue to take root in your thought life. Perhaps it is prompted by a mistake or a quest for perfection but the reality is we are all too quick to cut ourselves down.  …

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Leadership + Career

Information — Not Insult

I’ll never forget the day that my leadership coach made my cohort of young professionals practice the art and science of giving and receiving feedback. This was a few years back, when I was c-level executive at Polymer Solutions. We had to stand up, walk around the room, look each cohort-member in the eye and …

Intentional Living

Make the {Inner} Mean Girl Stop.

I can only hope you find friends in life that love you enough to stand up to the mean girl. No, not some mean girl at work or a mean girl that you went to high school with. I’m talking about the mean girl that lives between your ears. Your mean-spirited inner dialogue. I have …