The weight you carry

November 29 2020

On a normal day, you carry a certain amount of stress. Depending on the season or time in your life, you may be adding extra to that load. This weight looks different for everyone, and someone may be carrying more — or less — than you at any given time. Have compassion. When your arms […]


Are your friends ready to evolve with you?

November 23 2020

Different experiences demand different strengths, and different phases of life bring different challenges. What areas of your life do you refuse to compromise? Set non-negotiables and make moves accordingly. Then, trust yourself enough to know that if it doesn’t feel right, you will go. Confidence grows from clarity.


What can you celebrate?

November 16 2020

Instead of waiting for an occasion or holiday, find something to celebrate. Make an occasion out of nothing. When you approach life from a place of celebration, the wins become easier to spot. Tell me what you celebrate today.


Dealing with fear

November 10 2020

Fear stops relationships from growing, businesses from booming, and projects from shipping. But to deal with fear — to dance with it — you have to first recognize the role it plays in your creative process. Fear is natural. It’s not going anywhere. It’s much better to learn to see it and confront it so […]


A Coaching Question

November 02 2020

Write down 6 words you’d use to describe yourself. Now take a good, hard look at the words you’ve listed. Is this who you want to be? The way we see ourselves directly impacts the decisions we make on a daily basis. Sometimes an adjustment in perspective needs to take place before change can occur. […]


Take 5

October 25 2020

Tell 5 people you appreciate them. Think of 5 things you love about yourself. Set aside 5 minutes to write. List 5 goals you want to achieve by week’s end. Check-in with 5 people who appear strong. Remember 5 obstacles you’ve overcome. Thank 5 service workers. Choose 5 songs you can play the next time […]


Get a celebrity on the phone

October 14 2020

Tim Ferriss told a group of Princeton college students that he’d buy them a round-trip ticket anywhere in the world if they could get a celebrity on the phone. Out of the group of twenty eager jet-setters, not one attempted the challenge. He posed the same contest to a different set of students one year […]


The case for risk

October 02 2020

We’re afraid of making our desires known. It’s scary to show pieces of ourselves to another, parts that make us vulnerable, the gentle spaces we perceive as fragile. It’s easier to hide behind accomplishment and labels and somebody else’s dreams. what if I’m alone what if I can’t make rent what if it never happens […]


Believe in dreams

September 19 2020

Two years ago I went to India. At the time I was frustrated and uninspired but had revisited a list I wrote many years prior; the Taj Mahal was on that list. I couldn’t find anyone to go with me, so I went, alone, determined to make this dream come true.  I will never forget […]


Become the student

September 05 2020

As systems and communities continue to evolve and change, the need to learn and listen is paramount. Where is the line between advocacy and appropriation, and how can you appreciate groups you’re not a part of? Appreciation is grounded in honor and respect, a genuine curiosity for a group and its people. This rides on […]