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Don’t Let Lizzo Down

Don’t Let Lizzo Down

For those of you who are not familiar with Lizzo, she is a beautiful woman who is living her best life. She also happens to be overweight, but she doesn’t care and no one cares. She is a goddess. So from now until eternity ladies, when you start to feel like you don’t fit the perfect, impossible shape, just remember, we can’t let Lizzo down. Lizzo is leading us. We owe it to ourselves and to her and to women everywhere to stop this nonsense and start changing the dialogue first with ourselves.

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Moving Past the Cycle of Trying and Failing

Moving Past the Cycle of Trying and Failing

I set some goals to invest in my physical health. I am 37 and in the past nine years I have been pregnant or breastfeeding for six of them. My responsibility to my physical health was based on the premise of “good enough.” My youngest child is now two. When he was a...

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Own Your Influence

Own Your Influence

Recently, I had the chance to lead from the stage at the annual WELCOA Summit. One of the solutions I offer to employees is the power of their own influence. The way we show up in any given situation often times changes the way other people...

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From the Summit

From the Summit

Not that long ago, a health insurance broker wanted me to purchase a weight-loss program for the employees in the company where I worked. He wanted me to purchase it sight unseen. This was obviously not okay with me, so he granted me permission...

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A Big Thing

A Big Thing

I am about to do a big thing.  I am about to speak to a room full of 450 fellow professionals.  And I have some hard things to say. Remember that blog post where two big league professionals suggested I was “fringe”? I didn’t get that reputation lightly.   I speak...

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Spectacular Moments

Spectacular Moments

About 20 years ago, this time in late July, I was bowling with my friends. We were the group of kids who loved to have raucous fun and get good grades and be good at sports, so we were bowling. Some might call us nerds, but we were way too cool...

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