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Empowering you to create a burnout-proof life.

Courage: You Might Piss People Off

Courage: You Might Piss People Off

Having courage means having a soft front but also a strong back, as Buddhist teacher Roshi Joan Halifax has taught. The soft front means being open to new ideas, learnings and even criticisms. It means listening with your whole body, mind and heart to how people are feeling. Also having a strong back means holding up in the face of resistance when change needs to happen for the right reasons.

Connection: An Antidote to Burnout

Connection: An Antidote to Burnout

Shoring up connections to ourselves, each other and our core foundation will not only help us survive; it will empower us to thrive. We were born for such a time as this. Let’s live into that birthright

Practice Curiosity to End Division

People can be taught almost any skill, but not if they aren’t open to it. Turning to wonder became a way that I practiced what I preached, and it enabled me to connect with a much broader range of people.

Let’s Transform Our Exhaustion

Let’s Transform Our Exhaustion

My yoga and meditation practices have helped me keep anxiety, depression and stress at bay. … Those practices not only help in the moment – they can help you and me heal over the long haul.

I didn’t even know I was lonely.

I didn’t even know I was lonely.

You can feel just as lonely by yourself at home as you do sitting in a room full of people. Loneliness is not really about being alone; it’s about feeling like you do not belong.

What do you want your life to look like?

What do you want your life to look like?

There are loads of business plan templates and sales coaches, but few, if any, resources on how to design your business (or work in general) to fit your life rather than your life bending around your work. Let’s end that now.

Building Muscle for Change

Building Muscle for Change

This first-time-in-a-long-time experience reminded me of what I’m all about: Empowering leaders (even myself!) to thrive in change. Change is so hard, and yet it is completely normal and constant. COVID is helping us develop these muscles for change in incredible ways. Look at it this way: We are all going to be ripped!