How to Avoid Apathy

My coach once said to me “hope is not a strategy.” You may have heard this before. When he said this to me, I resisted the notion that hope has no value in a situation, especially since I often feel like one of the most valuable aspects of my work with people is that they come away inspired and hopeful that what they want to happen can happen. And yet… Hope Alone is Not A Strategy I know that hope isn’t …

Walking It Off

I just took an hour from what I perceive to be my very busy, important schedule. Said schedule includes copious amounts of butt-sitting. Walking it off has been an on-again off-again love affair of mine. I am astonished at how good I feel when I take ‘the walk’ — ‘the walk’ formerly considered “MY WALK.” I felt as though since I fell off the ‘walk wagon’ I could no longer call the 3 mile stretch in my neighborhood mine. Whoa. …

Where Our Real Power Exists

I have to tell you something heart-wrenching. I wrote a blogpost called Giving My Power Away last week. I wrote those words from a clear sense of purpose and knowing. And yet, a few days later, I fell off my love wagon, when I chose to engage in an emotional and heated exchange with my brother. Though we grew up together, and come from a shared value system, we found ourselves in the belly of the political beast, swimming around in hate …

Giving My Power Away

I’ve been giving my power away, without even knowing it. I’ve been feeling sad. Disillusioned. AFRAID. Pissed off. Astonished. I read my news feed, or my Facebook feed…and feel scared. I’m scared that we’re so divided, we will never find our way back. I’m fearful of the consequences of either candidate as President of the United States of America. I realized this morning I’ve been giving all my energy and power to the notion that whomever becomes our President, we’re …

Administrative Support for Entrepreneurs

My passion to support entrepreneurs, and especially those of the female persuasion has been evolving since I first became an entrepreneur myself. Today I see so much potential for entrepreneurs to take on some of our most compelling challenges. Entrepreneurs solve problems – and in so doing, create wealth and abundance in the lives of those whose problems get solved, as well as for themselves. That’s why administrative support is so important. Though we often feel like we must do …

What Makes Us Who We Are?

We took a road trip last week to Chattanooga so that I could be with a client for a VIP Strategy Session (one of my favorite ways for rising up!) During the drive, we were listening to Krista Tippett narrating her book “Becoming Wise.” Her voice rings so true; her words are gorgeous. I love what she says about where we are as humans, and what how we can be rising up during these particularly challenging times. There was a zinger-moment, too, …

Dragonflies and Being Present

Sometimes things get so busy. Like now, for example. There are dozens of competing priorities, and endless creative and exciting endeavors in which to devote my precious time. I’ve been even more conscious lately of how often I’m rushing through things. Though I appreciate so much about my life and the way I have created it, I get that being present is still a challenge for me. It’s one reason I’m so grateful for my friend Liane. Her free spirit …

Butterflies Kinda’ Rule

It is my deep pleasure to introduce you to my dear friend Maria Font. She’s a crazy talented photographer, writer, artist, and life-lover. We met in the virtual world during a writing challenge, and connected instantly and on purpose. She has inspired me often and in so many ways. I admire her sense of adventure, as she’s not afraid to explore the edges with enthusiasm and vigor. I watch her living a life she loves, always seeking something new to …

The Art of Celebration

I’ve been celebrating my birthday all month long, and if you’re a regular reader — you know I’ve been doing this for the past several years. Because celebrating is fun, and because we get to make it all up, I’ve made my life up to be about celebration. I’ve been deeply committed to doing something fun every day this month; whether it’s spending time with friends or day-dreaming or shopping or reading — plus a myriad of other fun activities. I’ve …

When Do You Say No?

For every YES you’ve ever said, there existed the possibility to say NO. I know darling — sometimes it doesn’t feel like a choice. And it always is. Maybe the consequences of saying no weren’t appealing, and yet, it’s still a choice to say yes or no. Every day I say yes to lots of things — and I’m committed to saying no at least as often. Because NO is perhaps one of the most powerful words in my vernacular. …