... when you build a platform (and life) on authenticity and heart-aligned living and the very essence of who you are is met with outright rejection, it stings... But pain can be a great teacher, if we'll open ourselves up to the lessons.
If character is at the heart of effective leadership, do you have enough of what it takes to lead yourself and others?
Sometimes the better part of valor comes from saying less, not more; in letting some things rest, rather than continually unearthing and dredging up that which has already passed. Sometimes the better part of valor comes from letting go, instead of digging in; of advancing forward, instead of allowing ourselves to remain stuck in those things [...]
If sometimes we need to do a little Texas two-step to keep moving forward, we also need to learn to saddle back up! A seasoned rider since the time I was small, I recall with great clarity the ease with which I once rode my proverbial horse wild and free, feeling on top of my [...]
One of the great gifts of the journey are the people you meet along the way, and last week was no exception. Thanks to a year-long series of serendipitous connections I could not have foreseen, last Wednesday I had the privilege of speaking to a group of dynamic women -- sharing a piece of my own [...]
In any given situation, we are presented with a choice: we can either fall into our fear or lean into our strength. When we fall, it is rarely of the controlled sort. After all, we don't seek out and intend to fall, unless we're skydiving, of course. And though we may welcome the feeling of 'falling' [...]