I was determined to hold on, no matter what

As I ponder my journey with healthy boundaries, it strikes me that my habit of putting myself last started from a fairly young age. Check out this story about a canoe trip in Algonquin Park, and you’ll see what I mean.   I’d love to hear…did...
Here’s what I do instead of beating myself up 💜

Here’s what I do instead of beating myself up 💜

I used to be SO HARD on myself. I would set the bar high, and then jump over it. Anything less than the best was unacceptable. The world reflected back to me that this was a good thing. I was ambitious. Driven. A high achiever. I was praised and rewarded for believing...

I Knew I Was a Perfectionist When…

I knew I was a perfectionist from a very early age. In this video, I share my first memory of my perfectionism, and the very important lessons I’ve learned over the years as I learned to unsubscribe from my inner critic’s fears. If you’re ready to...

Boundaries are an Act of Kindness

It’s Inspiration Week! Please vote for me here. Thank you!   I am so thrilled to be competing in Speaker Slam’s first-ever online Inspirational Speaking Competition! The stakes are high and I’d love your vote! 💜 I recorded this video on what was a tough day...
Self-Care Confetti for Stressful Times

Self-Care Confetti for Stressful Times

I conducted a poll on social media the other day, asking people what symptoms of stress they’re experiencing. The top 5 responses were: Trouble focusing/concentrating. Short temper. Increased reliance on unhealthy coping strategies. Trouble sleeping. No energy,...
We Need To Talk About Anger

We Need To Talk About Anger

On a Sunday afternoon last July, I watched Nanette for the second time. It’s a Netflix special featuring Hannah Gadsby, a Tasmanian comic whose entire set is about how she can’t do comedy anymore. What a roller coaster! I laughed…oh, how I laughed! I was deeply...
3 Steps to End Over-giving

3 Steps to End Over-giving

Do you ever find yourself giving, giving and giving some more, trying your best to please people and keep the peace? Cassandra is planning a celebration for her father’s birthday. She was trying to make bookings and solidify plans, but she ended up changing the date a...
Is balance even possible?

Is balance even possible?

Is balance even possible in life? The question has been asked a million times or more, and for the most part, I think we’ve decided that it’s not attainable, even as we continue to crave it. Somewhere along the line, work/life balance started to mean “having it all,”...
3 Quick Ways to Reclaim Your Time & Energy

3 Quick Ways to Reclaim Your Time & Energy

Do you feel like you have time and energy for what matters most to you? We’re under so much pressure to be there for people, and to fit it all in. Sometimes others are putting the pressure on, and sometimes we do it to ourselves. Regardless of where it’s coming from,...