What Happens When You Decide You’re Good Enough

What Happens When You Decide You’re Good Enough

Inside: it’s time to start living like you’re already good enough. You don’t have to be smarter, prettier, or different from who you are. You can be a quiet world changer. There have been a few bleak seasons in my 46 years, starting at a young age, when I wanted to opt out of life. Disappear quietly. I knew I could never keep up or measure up and that I didn’t have what it takes. What I hadn’t learned yet or not fully was that I do not have to bend […]

What if You Simply Offer Who You (Really) Are?

What if You Simply Offer Who You (Really) Are?

Inside: The crazy, ridiculous, unhealthy truth about comparison is that it strips us of colour, demolishes creativity, and lulls us into a false sense of security. But we can push back against comparison and model deeply rooted self-awareness and self-compassion and delight in each other without needing to BE each other. Comparison is a masterful storyteller. Supremely skilled at his craft. The stories he spins are fanciful and ridiculous because we never know the full truth of someone else’s life and, therefore, measure ourselves against an illusion. Comparison is the […]

Show up Real and Afraid and Honest and Vulnerable

Show up Real and Afraid and Honest and Vulnerable

Inside: I’m pretty sure we’re all afraid – at least some of the time. And more often than not. Show up afraid. Afraid and vulnerable. Show up real and honest with yourself above all. I show up every day afraid. I work with beautiful, competent women doing lovely things in the world – and they are afraid too. At least some of the time. And more often than not. I often reassure them that they are not, in fact, alone. It helps. Show up afraid and vulnerable time and time […]

This is KEY to Crafting the Life You Want

This is KEY to Crafting the Life You Want

Inside: If you truly want something you must show up and do the work. Small step by step. This is key to crafting the life you want. Do the work. Keep trying. Get your hands dirty. Do all or something. Take imperfect action. Build a growth mindset. Ask for help if you need it. Learn to sit with discomfort. Take two steps forward, one step back. Do it scared and aware there is much you don’t know. Pick yourself up should you fall. Stay out of comparison. But do the work. […]

This is the Key to Happiness

This is the Key to Happiness

Inside: I have found the key to happiness here in embracing imperfection and choosing to love myself, and I want to share it with you. You’re imperfect. Life is messy. Show up anyway. This is the key to happiness. Showing up anyway. Acknowledging the full truth of who we are and all the mistakes we’ve made; the ways we’ve struggled and wrestled and been let down. Telling the truth about how scared we are that we don’t have what it takes and how we’ve compared and fallen short time and […]

This is My Beautiful, Real Life

This is My Beautiful, Real Life

Inside: Seasons come and go and I am continually called to stretch and grow – and open up to the gifts of each amazing day of my beautiful, real life. I wake up and immediately feel a wee bit grouchy about the crumbs on the counters and on the floor, the dishes multiplied in the sink like every day before. My daughter teases me as I make her a smoothie to send her off to work and I remember – this is my real life. What I really want is […]

Making Peace with Slow Progress

Making Peace with Slow Progress

Inside: This is a guest post from Jennifer of Simply + Fiercely. After years of struggling with my all or nothing personality, I finally began making peace with slow progress and this is what I’ve learned so far. Yesterday, I was tidying up my desk and I came across a to-do list that I’d written several months ago. The list detailed step-by-step all the things I wanted to do for an important project I was working on and there were at least twenty individual tasks to be completed. The list […]