Get Courageous: One Tool to Help Women Grow Their Confidence

In their insightful and inspiring book, The Confidence Code, writers Katty Kay and Claire Shipman give one piece of advice that really sticks out. When in doubt, act. Still today, we women consistently speak up less in meetings, underestimate our own abilities and take fewer risks. In short, we women have been trained to doubt …

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Confidence for Women: 30 ways to become bolder and braver.

We know the stats. There is still work to do. Confidence is something all of us women need more of. Here’s a laundry list of ways to become bolder and braver based on my experience cultivating confidence in my own life and also with my coaching clients. Pick one or do them all. Any one …

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Running With Spirit: How the Navajo Use Running as a Way to Connect With the Divine

I started running about four years ago. Well, actually I’ve been running for more than 2 decades. But about four years ago I started running differently. At some point, my runs became less about how many kilometers I ran or what speed I did, and more about the feeling I was cultivating inside. And that …

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How to Truly Support Yourself: Trade in your Coping Tools for Thriving Tools

I spent the first three days of covid 19 self isolation eating licorice. Food, especially anything sweet, like candy, is my unconscious and conditioned go-to during times of stress. And what I was quickly reminded of after a few extra pounds, a sore tummy and an increase in mental fog and anxiety, is that gummies …

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Message to Moms From Coronavirus: It’s Time to Unleash Your Inner Mama Bear

This post was originally published on Medium As a mother, I’m feeling covid pretty hard right now. The realization that this world is not fit to house my children (or their children). The heavy sinking feeling that this planet won’t care for them the way it has for me. Viruses, environmental degradation, economic imbalance resulting …

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What COVID is teaching me about fear

I have to admit. I was an early COVID-denier. Initially, I discounted the science and dismissed the early news reports, denying the possibility that what was happening elsewhere could happen here. This is Canada – the land of lakes, maples and universal health care. Surely our cooler temperatures would help protect us or our geographic …

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2 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves Regularly

“Like other great teachers, the Buddha was interested in what was true. But he was more interested in what helped.“— Rick Hanson Particularly at this time, but pretty much always, I am reminded of the power of story. How that, what gets our attention, what gets told and also what gets left out, can have …

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The Most Important Thing I Learned From My Father.

I’m scared to write about what I’m thinking these days. There’s a reason why only a third of Americans talk about their faith outside of their families. At best, talking about spirituality might get me ignored. At worst, it will get me labelled as a fanatic. But at the same time, I’ve learned things, that …

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Why equality for women starts with increasing confidence.

For many women, confidence is not something we are born with. It’s something we practice That’s because for generations we have been conditioned to keep ourselves small, to keep our eyes downward, to let others take the lead and to quiet our voices. We have been trained in summary to give up on ourselves. Whether …

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