Summertime Diversion Extravaganza

Summertime Diversion Extravaganza

It’s summertime. Vacations at the beach, summer camp, poolside libations, all the things that make up summer. Plus books. And videos. And TED Talks. And podcasts. So, in honor of summer, here is a highly curated (meaning stuff I like) selection of TED Talks, books,...
Wide Open Spaces Reprise

Wide Open Spaces Reprise

This is one of my favorite posts ever. I wanted to share it again. One of the constant themes in my life is re-invention. Seven careers, dozens of jobs, two degrees 26 years apart, it goes on and on. And, on a recent walk, I realized that, thanks to The Chicks, I have...
Language Counts: I Squeegee The Shower

Language Counts: I Squeegee The Shower

I thought that title would pique your interest. So, I’m in the shower this afternoon (it was a work at home til 3 kind of day) and I look at the squeegee and say to myself, “I’m not going to squeegee the shower today.” Which was immediately followed by, “I squeegee...
Just Start Over

Just Start Over

Has this ever happened to you? You’re working on a project and you just can’t get it right. So you decide to trash it and act like it never existed. Yeah. Me, too. But what if, instead of trashing all that work, we decided to start over? So, this week I was talking to...
The Unforgettable Gift that Keeps Giving

The Unforgettable Gift that Keeps Giving

I love Mother’s Day. And not just because of the gorgeous flowers my son gives me or because it reminds me to celebrate my mom. I love Mother’s Day because it reminds me to celebrate all of the strong, determined, intelligent women who’ve guided me through life. Have...
Sometimes you just gotta surf

Sometimes you just gotta surf

In honor of my birthday weekend (it’s May!) I’m sharing what has become one of my favorite episodes of Uniquely Brilliant (my podcast). Back in March our sister coach and friend, Tonya Harvey, joined Diana Bader (podcast co-host) and me for a unique episode of our...
The Life Changing Magic of Breaking Rules

The Life Changing Magic of Breaking Rules

Are you a rule breaker or a rule follower? Have you ever spent any time thinking about the function of rules in different settings? I’ve always been a rule breaker wrapped in a thin veneer of rule follower. The other day as I was listening to a podcast episode about...
Agency vs Control: It’s all about influence

Agency vs Control: It’s all about influence

Recently, Diana and I were discussing topics for our podcast, Uniquely Brilliant. When I brought up the idea of exploring agency and its impact on our lives, Diana said she’d never heard agency used in that context. This gave me pause, because, to me, understanding...
5 Awesome Strategies for Taming the Overwhelm

5 Awesome Strategies for Taming the Overwhelm

Have you researched anything on the interwebs lately? A pair of shoes, a book, a car, a college? Did you find great answers quickly? Or, did you find yourself drowning in a sea of options with no decision in sight? Who could have possibly imagined that one day we’d...
Essentialism: Just Say No

Essentialism: Just Say No

There’s been a consistent theme this week among my clients, my friends, and my life: the need to pare back on what we’re doing. The problem with paring back on what we’re doing is that we have to set priorities and say no to doing things that don’t match them. Which...