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Late Blooming & Body Love (choosing transformation)

My life is pretty much an open book, but sometimes the personal information which I feel comfortable disclosing makes others a little squeamish. Sometimes (not often) this gives me pause. I’ve gone back and forth with myself over whether or not to write about my most important personal transformation of 2015. Ultimately (and obviously, cuz… Continue Reading

Vulnerable is not Broken

I was at a retreat learning how to facilitate women’s circles. The woman running the program said to me, “Your greatest strength is your willingness to be vulnerable.” I didn’t really get it and I certainly couldn’t appreciate her words. I don’t have a choice. As a child among my family, the emotions on my… Continue Reading

Reinvention

Reinvention

I don’t call myself a musician anymore. You know, I actually don’t really like calling myself anything at all. I find, it’s too limiting. Giving myself a title makes things easier for other people. They like to know what box I belong in. I’m a blogger. A seller. A coach. A mom. An entrepreneur. A… Continue Reading

Double-booked and dropping balls everywhere

She sat in the coffee shop, in a new town – a place she’d never been before, waiting. I didn’t show. I had responded enthusiastically to her request for help, for sisterhood. Because I’m familiar with what she’s going through, from my own life experience. And it’s important to me to be a woman who… Continue Reading

Go pee before you read this!

Seriously. Check in with your bladder. How long have you been holding it? …pretending not to notice that you’re crossing your legs so you don’t have to walk all the way down the hall to the bathroom just to get that last paragraph written, send the important email before you forget, make a quick phone… Continue Reading

Crying on my way to work

Circa mid-2004, my life looked perfect. I had: a healthy 6-year-old boy and 9-month-old girl a happy marriage a nice house with a two-car garage a dual income household a cushy part-time role I created for myself at a respected company a great boss and co-workers an influential career working with appreciative colleagues So what… Continue Reading

You can start a movement today (yes, I mean YOU).

This week I feel like I earned my rent in the Universe. I did some good alongside two school educators, another mom, a dozen or so other parents, teachers, teenagers and advocates for healthy relationships in and around our community. We shared a documentary called Finding Kind about so-called ‘girl-world’ – addressing meanness and promoting… Continue Reading

Getting to Love (with your Money)

 One of the most rewarding (and I choose that word intentionally) aspects of owning a business, is the up close and personal opportunity one has to examine the relationship with money. My money and I have been in one form of therapy or another for many years, which has meant books, workshops, journaling, groups focussed… Continue Reading