I’m feeling grateful for my age.
Not the creaky knees and grey hair part… but the wisdom part.
Where I’ve gained the necessary perspective that life is a journey full of both heart-breaking sadness and exquisite joy.
And the awareness that the parts that break your heart are the very essence of what brings you the most joy.
It hasn’t always been easy. And it’s tempting to think of things as done and winding down.
When it’s really just beginning for all of us in this time in our lives.read more
I’m so excited to share this new addition to Living Brave - Stories that Inspire with you... The only thing I love more than reading a great book... Is talking about it with my friends and colleagues! And that’s why I’m so excited to launch this new virtual Book Club...read more
Brené Brown defines authenticity as:
“The daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”
So becoming authentic is about letting go of who we think others want us to be, and beginning to operate from a deep place that represents our truest self.
But when we have been programmed from an early age to care about what others think- it’s hard to let go of that. We struggle to embrace a new practice of honesty and forthright behavior.
And, as Brené describes it, it is a practice.
Much like learning to meditate or ride a bike or cook or learn a new language.
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen” – Brené Brown
So it’s a practice and a series of choices.
The first part of being authentic is to let go of what others think.
And the second and sometimes more difficult part is to cultivate what you think. What you believe in and know to be true.
Discover how…read more
Are you ready to get focused and design your best year yet? It seems everywhere I turn, people are sharing with me how they want to embrace life more whole-heartedly, more courageously, and expressing a strong desire to be more connected with an authentic tribe they...read more
It’s my favorite time of year as we anticipate the holidays and start off with the best one- Thanksgiving. It's a time to gather with loved ones, enjoy the bounty of the earth and open our hearts to all the gifts we have been given! Developing an attitude and practice...read more
According to Sue Johnson in her latest book, Love Sense, the number one complaint that couples report when seeking therapeutic help from a couples therapist is problems in their sexual relationship. So what does it take to build a lifelong passionate marriage?? It...read more
I'm lucky to have been asked to keynote at the upcoming event RENEW, happening November 9th and only $20 a ticket! Join us for this live event in Kirkland and grab your ticket online by clicking here...read more
What does it feel like when a Dream Comes True? Last Sunday as I lay in Shivasana in the barn at Willow Pond Lodge on Whidbey Island looking out at the blue sky and cherry blossomed treetops, I was overcome with a wash of gratitude so deep it made my toes tingle. It...read more