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Why It’s Hard to Live Your Purpose

I talk a lot about purpose. And for good reason. Purpose is research-proven to improve health, increase grit + resiliency and even lead to greater financial success. But the truth is, living a life of purpose is not always easy. It’s not a magical, fairy-tale ride of unicorns and rainbows. Life doesn’t always get easier when you …

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Don’t confuse dissatisfaction with ingratitude: How to tell when you need to make a change

“I think I just need to work on being more grateful.” Ugh. If there was one sentence that I could erase from our vocabulary, it would be that one. It’s not that I’m against gratitude — it’s a transcendent emotion proven to increase our physical and mental wellbeing. I’m all for gratitude, but I am all against denying our own …

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Confidence For Women: Why We Need to Train Our Fight Response

Has anyone seen The Morning Show? Remember that scene in episode 9 when Hannah confronts Mitch? When she tells him that she doesn’t remember their sexual encounter the way he does? He immediately responds vehemently, “Don’t act like a victim. I didn’t lure you up there. I didn’t coerce you. I didn’t trick you. We …

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From Emotional Eating to Stress Resiliency: Developing Courage One Gummy Bear at a Time

Last year I learned something interesting about how I handle stress. I eat. Usually it’s candy, but truthfully, I’m not too fussy. I’ll happily munch mindlessly on a ginger cookie, comfort eat myself to calm with a bowl of dried fruit or binge myself into a daze with a bag of spicy corn chips. No …

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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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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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