This blog is a collection of thoughts and reflections around my own personal development; my learning and definitely my unlearning. Doing this feels a little like opening up my journal for all to read, i.e., it makes me uncomfortable. But, one of the things I have been working on this year is getting more comfortable being vulnerable and sharing my stories. Also, we are in COVID times and I think that being vulnerable and sharing stories right now is especially important. In doing this, I hope that you will also feel okay to start or continue sharing your own stories (in whatever form makes sense for you).
Why is it often easier to see the potential and possibility in others than it is to see it in yourself? A friend recently told me that she knew (4 years ago!) that I would one day start my own business. Well, that
Identity. Such a huge topic, and one that I have been giving a lot of thought to lately. What components make up my identity? Are they all equally important? Who decides how I should identify? How do I navigate changes to my identity?
What if we all made more of an effort to help each other feel seen, heard, and understood? That was a question posed at the start of my coaching program a few years ago. It was (and still is) a great question and
Two things that I know to be true. One, I have a lot of thoughts (let’s call it chatter) in my head. And two, I have a finite amount of headspace. The stream of thoughts coming in often overwhelms me. If I could
It’s neat to think about the learning that comes from the activities we do. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on what I am learning and how I am growing from writing, and especially from writing these blog posts. Intentionally shifting from writing to record
For the past several months, I have been saying aloud and writing about my upcoming 50th birthday. It’s a touch out of character as I generally don’t like to draw attention to my birthday. Not so, this year. I’m basically announcing it to
Have you ever said YES to something that you hadn’t fully thought through but your intuition and gut was telling you to do? Has saying YES ever turned into something unexpectedly special for you? That’s what happened to me when I said YES
Do you have any autopilot words or phrases? Like when someone asks you how work is going and your go-to response is to tell them that you’re so busy. Or when you meet someone new and your default intro question is to ask
4 years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I accidentally and fortuitously found a lump on my right breast on December 12, 2016. After 5 weeks of appointments, screenings, and what felt like a lot of waiting, my diagnosis was confirmed on
For the past 2 years, I have chosen one word to guide, inspire, and remind me of how I want to move through the upcoming year. In my last post, I reflected on my 2020 word, create. For 2021, I couldn’t narrow it
At the start of 2020, my pals (and co-hosts) from our podcast, Don't Be a Jerk at Work, each identified a word to guide, inspire, and remind us of how we wanted to move through the year. This was a practice that Tara
With Christmas and the end of the year right around the corner, I, like many others, am taking a moment (a pause, if you will) to reflect on this year, 2020. For most of this year, I have had the good fortune to
I love to read; so much so that for the past few years, I have joined the Goodreads Reading Challenge. This year, I set my reading target to 30 books. I started the year strong. By mid-March, I had read 16 books! Then COVID hit
I am a noticer. Noticer. Is that even a word? It should be a word. Maybe it will be a word someday. Let me rephrase...I am someone who notices things. I love to observe and to see the patterns that show up in ideas, people,