The Vulnerability Hangover

Two weeks ago, I woke up with the worst hangover – not from drinking too much, but from sharing too much. I had what Brene Brown, acclaimed author and research…

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Train Your Brave

In your life, are you more driven by what inspires you or what scares you? Last week as I was navigating some deep-seated not-enough stories and wrestling with the fear…

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All You Need is 20 Seconds of Insane Courage

I recently watched the movie, We Bought a Zoo, and in one particular scene, Matt Damon is speaking to his estranged teenage son, encouraging him to reach out to a…

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Three little words I was terrified to say

There’s plenty of things in life that scare us – from skydiving to finding a job to matters of health – but, perhaps nothing is more terrifying than uttering three…

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The Second Arrow: how we multiple our suffering

How often do you experience something painful – either emotional or physical – and you fairly quickly find yourself getting dramatic about it? Or maybe you don’t get worked up,…

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Burn Your Boats

Despite our best laid plans and intentions, sometimes things just don’t go our way. It’s the reason we have backup plans and Plan B’s. It’s why we’re researching our next…

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I stumbled into my vulnerability

“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo…

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We all have reasons not to trust

  In an era of uncertainty, global upheaval and disrupted work and family life, it’s becoming more and more difficult to remain vulnerable, trusting and open. When everyday stresses intrude…

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