Living an Undivided Life

Recent years have fill filled with unearthing, rebirthing, and giving life to my own voice and dreams. Left brain (re)united with the right, it's been a season of learning to live an undivided life -- not just privately within my own heart and mind, but professionally, too -- allowing others to see and connect with my whole [...]

Busting Out of the Box

Before we can live outside of the lines, we have to bust out of the box. But how did we get in here, anyway? Sometimes we allow others to put us in a box -- through labels, titles, and credentials; by allowing other people's expectations to create (self) limiting beliefs and perceptions about who we [...]

The Great Sisterhood of Women

Prelude:  This evening I attended a program in support of a new friend, Sharon Lachow-Blumberg, Founder of I'm Not Done Yet - a consulting, coaching and training firm focused on helping women create purpose, power, and profit in their lives.  I was touched by the stories shared and by the degree of camaraderie Sharon and [...]

Living Outside the Lines

Over the past few weeks and months, I've had the pleasure of meeting and talking with people living and leading outside of the lines that have traditionally defined my world.  Proverbial box-rebels, reformists and new dreamers alike, I've met artists, inventors and educators; philanthropists, social innovators, and serial entrepreneurs. Despite their outward differences, they share [...]

Even in the Losing, We Still Win

Last night I slept hard and deep, perhaps for the first time in a very long while.  My mind was calm, my heart still, my body surrendering to the comfort of my soft, downy pillows and blanket.  I was centered and filled with peace. The irony is that the peace did not follow a perfect [...]

On Callings and Convictions

Sometimes we are called to serve - whether for a moment, a season or a lifetime.  We are called to make sacrifices for a greater good; to courageously face challenges head on; to relentlessly pursue the course of right action, even when it may be unwelcome. We do not heed these callings for our own [...]

Our Own Best Advice

Why is it that we so often have wisdom for others, but ignore our own advice when it comes to ourselves?  We offer a sympathetic ear, weigh the person's dilemma with a heady dose of objectivity - our friend's best interests always at heart, and present morsels of insights...bits of wisdom or advice that might [...]