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...

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...
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,”...