“With Ease”

There are just some things in work and life that feel forced and the effort significant.  It causes you to pause and ask - "is this the best way forward?"  Don't get me wrong - hard work and effort are hallmarks of leaders, however mindful leaders create the space to...

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Living and Leading Intentionally

Following my father's death December 2nd 2017, at the age of 92, the answers unfolded.  My father died the day after I left my inspired health care leadership career to pursue my purpose based business. Living and leading from a place of alignment to purpose was the...

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Words Matter

What we say matters! Don Miguel Ruiz in his book "The 4 agreements" references 4 simple steps to live by. The first agreement is to be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip...

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Just Do it!

We live such wonderfully planned lives...plans keep us on track, organized and providing a sense of accomplishment and feeling of productivity. So what about spontaneity? Where does that fit in our fast paced, planned lives? I've always been someone who is curious...

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Uncovering your true self

Part of uncovering your true self is paying attention to what you need and unapologetically, simply attending to these needs. Setting boundaries to create space to breath, think and respond before overcommitting and becoming overwhelmed allows time to pay attention....

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Showing up Fully Alive

I can't stop looking at this picture of my dear father and fun loving Kyle and how beautifully it captures the essence of "being fully alive" - free, light, joyous and trusting. This was one of the pictures in the slide show my sister so beautifully pulled together...

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You are Enough

Having made purposeful life decisions which have facilitated greater space to be fully present in life has been quite profound. I have caught myself in a connection where I've noticed I'm completely present without 101 thoughts/demands completing for my mind space....

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Listen to the Whisper

Pride, Experience, Reason and Heart give us each a different story line. The boisterous ego - "that's impossible" can easily drown out the quiet whisper of the heart - "Give it a try." Fuel the whisper of the heart by taking time to quietly listen and give it a try -...

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Clockless

To be without a clock requires presence and space. Presence and space to consider the hour of the day by observing the sky in the morning with the sunrise, the misty water, the birds awakening, the sun dancing on the water in the afternoon, the loons call in the...

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Uniquely you in the world

Uniquely you in the world Imagine when people inquire about our work we say our REAL impact not our title and position: "I build character, life skills and inspire purpose for young people" - high school coach. "I feed and love resilient people who live in vulnerable...

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To lead with “Light”

When you show up completely aligned to your purpose you radiate a lightness, an openness. You remove yourself from an expected outcome because you know what will unfold will be exactly as it should. Inspiration and heart radiates through you and meaningful, deep...

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Courage

The root of the word Courage is COR - the latin word for HEART. Courage originally meant - "to speak one's mind by telling all one's heart." To speak honestly and openly of who we are and the love within. It seemed appropriate to launch into Valentine's day with a...

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Holding onto “YOU”

The art of "dialing up" and/or "dialing down" when leaning in with others was one of the best pieces of leadership coaching advice I received from my own leadership coach Jill Proud.  Another way to put this is to be "present with others without losing yourself" Brene...

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Curiosity fuelled by the gift of time

Whether we are young or more experienced (prefer that word), the spirit of curiosity and the gift of time creates moments of discovery. I'm imaging the conversation unfolding as Dad and Kyle explore the waters. I'm forever grateful for pictures like these that capture...

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