Do you know what it feels like to struggle with something really hard for what seems like an eternity? Have you given up on something because the battle seemed like... "If it is this hard, something must be wrong about it." I’ve been there. I know what that feels...read more
According to social scientist Dr. Brené Brown: “Walking into our stories is the bravest thing we will ever do”
But also the most productive vehicle for learning who we are and what we believe in.
“Rumbling with our stories….leads us to a deeper understanding of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors and gives birth to key learnings about our values and our capabilities. It’s where whole-heartedness is cultivated and change begins.”read more
It’s February and love is in the air.
I’ve decided to focus on love this month – in my communications and in my thoughts and meditations and inspirations!
Won’t you join me?? Let’s have a LOVE IN!
I had an experience recently during a meditation class I was taking where the leader led us through a guided meditation on love…read more
I’m basking in the glow of my weekend with a tribe of awesome women who Dared Greatly.
A tribe that dove deep with one another, sharing their visions for their future and dancing with their fears and the inner critics that hold them back.read more
As the new year begins, so do resolutions. But what if you could be part of the 8% who succeed instead of the 92% who don’t?
These are my tried and true, sure-fire ways to ensure success with your New Year’s resolutions this year.
Discover all 5 inside!read more
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