The Heart Is A Muscle

Posted June 30th, 2016

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Last Sunday I dropped my eldest son off at overnight camp for three and a half weeks. And then I proceeded to crumble. No, that’s not entirely true. The truth is that the crumbling — much to my horror — began in earnest the night before. On Saturday night, I was standing in the kitchen trying to put candles on the strawberry shortcake “cake” for […]

My Latest Leap

Posted June 23rd, 2016

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I can’t tell you how many days I wake up and think: I want to be as brave as my clients.  And let me tell you…from where I sit, that’s a tall order. In my work, I tend to be a brave people magnet, so I find myself surrounded by them daily — people striking out into unchartered waters with the voice of doubt hollering […]

Mustering Courage: An Interview with Lael

Posted June 16th, 2016

I’ve always found the field of coaching to be a tough thing to describe. Sure, there are words, catch phrases and pithy pitches that make coaching all seem pretty and neat. But pretty and neat have never been my style. Messy is more my style, with a colorful side of real and gritty. And certainly a generous splash of heart. It makes sense. I’m an artist at heart, […]

Undeniable Perspective

Posted May 6th, 2016

I posted this video on my SheChanges Facebook page yesterday as a nod to my mother who celebrated her 77th birthday this week. I am who I am because of her, and yet — as the video below reveals — our stories around moving into motherhood while working in the workplace are disturbingly similar, despite being separated by 37 years (my mom’s first child being born in 1965 […]

What My Dog Is Teaching Me

Posted April 27th, 2016


One of the things that surprised me most in writing my book was the frequency with which I referenced dog stories in its pages. Time and time again as I was writing it, I would be grasping for a visual to describe what something felt like and — BOOM! — in would pop a story about Polly, Durango, Milo, or Max. Living with a dog, it […]

Living My Prayer

Posted April 15th, 2016

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Do you have a minute? (sure you do.) Do you wanna play? (it’s okay if you’ve forgotten how…) You’re not alone. This TED talk by Shonda Rhimes has just moved into the top slot of my all-time favorite TEDs (sorry Liz and Brene…). I think I held my breath the whole time I watched it just now…she just spoke so directly to my soul, I didn’t […]


Posted April 13th, 2016


I made a startling realization the other day. One that actually made me say “whoopsie” out loud – and had me kicking myself for letting it happen on my watch. The realization? I had inadvertently made the amount of money I earn the sole measure my worth. Whoopsie. And wtf! I knew better than that, yet there I was – caught red-handed with my own realization. It’s not surprising […]