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,...
What Are You Proud Of?

What Are You Proud Of?

He asked us to close our eyes and imagine a moment of pride. I was utterly surprised when I was transported to a cold December night in my memory. I sat across the table from my grandfather at the pub. We were sharing a meal before his annual Christmas concert. He was...