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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37 Life Lessons

I especially love to celebrate others, but it’s always been harder for me to celebrate myself. However, with the encouragement of family and friends, I’m changing that. I’m allowing myself…

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I Dimmed My Light

“Your inner light hasn’t been shining so bright recently,” she said to me in a low, concerned tone as she leaned over the counter. I smiled, or, at least I…

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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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Kick Self-Sabotage to the Curb

  The other day I was talking to my dear friend, Kevin Michael about his dreams and aspirations.   “You know,” he said, taking a long, dramatic pause, “this,” and…

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Confront Your Duck

    We all complain.   Your puppy pees on the carpet for the umpteenth time. Your favorite series airs its final episode. Your laptop crashes and the repair technician…

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