Toxic Gratitude…

Last week we discussed the role of gratitude in making changes in our lives. This week I want to touch on something that we never ever have to be grateful for…toxic or fake positivity. Yuck! First a definition…Toxic positivity is the tendency to dismiss or invalidate negative emotions by focusing only on positive thinking and […]

Gratitude for a Change

In the US, November tends to be a time to stop and think of all we are grateful for and even though I have now spent 6 Thanksgivings in Europe, I want to spend a few weeks talking about the role of gratitude in transformation. The truth is, In the hustle and bustle of our […]

Hearing Voices – How to Listen and Be Heard

As promised in last week’s video, this week I want to get really practical. In this blog you will find some tools and techniques that can help you evelbate your communication skills. The goal being better collaboration, better outcomes, AND finding and using your own unique voice. Active Listening Effective communication starts with active listening. […]

Hearing Voices – Your Authentic Voice

There is only one you. That can be an amazing remind and it can be overwhelming. My hope is that even in your overwhelm you realize that the mere fact that you are here and we need your voice, is enough to spur you on to the next step. What is the next step you […]

Hearing Voices – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs and Expressing Yourself

Have you ever felt like there’s something holding you back from truly expressing yourself? That something may be a limiting belief. Limiting beliefs are those negative thoughts and perceptions that hold us back from fully embracing our voice. They are often formed based on past experiences, societal expectations, or fear of judgment. Do you have […]

National Book Lovers Day!

Oh how I love books. They have been my lifelong companions and I’m ever so grateful for libraries, bookstores, writers, and publishers. In celebration, here is a little walkthrough of my favorite bookshelf…

Good Fences – The Joy of Boundaries

When we think of boundaries, we often associate them with limitations or barriers. However, boundaries are not just about protection; they can bring immense joy and fulfillment to our lives. Boundaries provide us with the freedom to prioritize self-care, cultivate authentic connections, and create a sense of empowerment. In this blog post, let’s explore the […]


Few things are as frustrating as knowing that while you are talking, the other person is planning what they are going to say. We want to be heard…listened to…when we speak. For so many of us, we are listening with the shallowest part of our attention and planning our response with the rest. A wise […]

Good Fences – Managing Fence Jumpers

One thing you can be certain of on your journey to better boundary setting…fence jumpers! Some people in your life will decide (and it is a decision) that your boundaries are not real and are not meant for them. Many of these people do not have bad intentions, they are just not yet accustomed to […]