Resilience. Admitting when it hurts

Resilience. Admitting when it hurts

Why can’t I say it hurts? I grew up in a "suck it up and wear a smile" culture, but that is not restricted to where I grew up.  It didn't help that dance performances reinforced that message in the physical as well, and that I have been dancing for most of my life.  I truly thought resilience meant being able to smile, breathe and function like a well-adjusted individual, regardless of what happens to you.  I've been through some brutal things and came out smiling because I thought that meant I was no one's victim. What’s your journey been like? Where is it taking you now? I hope this inspires a greater sense of freedom to simply Be.

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Authenticity. What's it mean, beyond the buzzword?

In life, business, relationships, whether publicly or in private solitude, authenticity uses far less energy.  Being authentic, being true to oneself, is not a series of actions or reactions, which may reflect our true thoughts or emotions in one snapshot of time.  Those moments are important, yes, because they reveal issues that affect us adversely so that we can address them, or boundaries that have been violated that we need to reinstate.  Those snapshots are not, however, who you are inherently...

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Boundaries. A Quick Morale Boost.

Boundaries. A Quick Morale Boost.

Here's to you, readers. What I hope this will do is give you a quick conversation to have in your head should you find yourself surrounded by folks pushing you to go against your intuition, your vision. Let me know if it helps. 

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Beyond Buzzwords: Mindfulness and Authenticity, Executives to Entrepreneurs

Beyond Buzzwords: Mindfulness and Authenticity, Executives to Entrepreneurs

I studied organizational design during my MBA, as part of my push to help organizations be an easier space to thrive in - to create profit and inspire people - but I also did entrepreneurial strategy, as I love the autonomy and, to eventually escape corporate spaces. As an introspective person by nature, after a few health scares, I made slowing down my goal in 2013. It's truly awakening. Like I said, though, life teaches you when you slow down to a mindful pace...

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e-Newsletters and the subconscious pressure to Reciprocate

On April 1st 2017, I wrote about forced reciprocity on my personal blog - but I didn't write it as an April Fool's joke. Its a real thing. As a speaker, my motivational message (in life or in business) is always an invitation to step into the freedom of authenticity, without rebellion or resentment, so I'm sensitive to where the need for that freedom shows up in our everyday lives.

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