Conflate the Good

Dr. Brene Brown can lay down some wisdom like no one else I know. She says a lot of poignant things. The thing that personally hit me like a ton of revelatory bricks is, “you can’t selectively numb. If you numb the bad you numb the good.” Boom. Done. If her research...

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A Little Pixie Dust

Several months ago I was on the phone with two fairly powerful professionals in my industry. They had been given my name because someone thought I might be a good speaker for the networking groups they lead.  As we got our conversation started they preemptively told...

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Affirmations and Invitations

I recently got to see and hear Nadia Bolz-Weber right here in Cincinnati. Nadia is a priest. A famous one. I think her new title is Public Theologian.  Nadia spoke for 30 or so minutes and then opened for the floor for discussion. One woman boldly stated she was a...

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Unravelling and Emotional Generosity

I just put my two year old back in bed for the umpteenth time at 9:45 pm. I put him in bed, and took his blankie and laid it out on his pillow like he likes.  I gestured for him to come lay his head down by patting on the pillow with my hand.  He shook his head no. So...

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Meaningful Mess

I am learning to let go of the narrative that if I do the right things and make the right choices that life won't get messy. It doesn't serve me any more. I am learning to live into the reality that life is an iterative process of trying and sometimes screwing up and...

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Celebratory Self Care

Self care is an act of celebration that you exist. Let’s just start all of our discussions about health and wellness with this one truth. It will shift the way you do everything related to your weight, your exercise routine, your diet, and even your mental and...

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