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What does it mean to ‘show up for yourself’ as you grieve? It’s a common catch phrase we read on social media and hear on TV these days.  And it’s a phrase, in my opinion, that can evoke frustration and overwhelm as we consider the need to show up for one more doggone thing. Let’s […]

Grief cracks wide open many things within and around you. Prior to my mom’s death in December 2012, I thought of grief in primarily emotional ways.  I understood the potential for sadness.  The tears.  Desperate longing.  Pain. I’d sat with many clients in the years leading up to her death – clients who sat across […]

‘Showing up for yourself’ … It’s a contemporary catch-phrase we see plastered across social media platforms these days. But what does it actually mean? I’ll answer this question by sharing a story. The year was 2012 and for all intents and purposes, my life was fabulous. I lived in Southern California, enjoyed a fruitful career […]

This year, I discovered the beauty of weight, and I’ve never felt better. Sounds crazy, right? Let me explain by sharing the year’s happenings thus far … February 2020 – I first learned of a public health crisis, what later became known as COVID-19, followed by significant shifts in society March 2020 – my dad […]

Every now and again, I like to switch up my workout routine. This is due, in part, to workout boredom, as well as a desire to challenge my body in new ways. So last week, I returned to an ‘oldie, but goodie,’ workout — barre. Not only did it energize me physically, but it also […]

Whether you embrace the title or not, you’re a leader. As a professional, parent, friend, or all of the above, you lead others. And as a leader, it’s important to lead well. Why? Because not only do others need you, you need you. I’ve always felt comfortable serving as a leader over the years. It’s […]

Have you ever focused on what you think you lack in life? Perhaps a relationship or marriage. The big house. A huge social network. Children. Career accomplishments. A fancy car. If I’m 100% honest, I could scream a resounding, “Yes!” to this question. At varying points in my life, I’ve found myself peering into other’s […]

Chronic stress — HELLO, 2020! — can cramp our lifestyles, and we have to find ways to move through, release, and manage life in productive ways. Have you ever considered how letting go might help you combat stress? Let’s dig in. But first, let me lay the foundation. You may or may not be familiar […]

Death has a way of awakening you, focusing you, and shifting you in new directions. It took my mom dying when I was 37 years old to understand why my life was not flowing the way I wished it would. Yep, death opened my eyes to the importance of shifting priorities in life. Leading up […]

We’re nine months into 2020 at this point, six months into a global pandemic, and hundreds of years into a social and racial pandemic. Whew, that’s a lot to think about! And where does that leave us? Well, if you’re like me, it leaves us grasping for proverbial straws, attempting to establish some sort of […]