encouragement

That other kind of fear (and exciting date/time information)

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When I was a little girl, my family and I went hiking in a place called Bonanza King. We were on a narrow trail high above a whitewater river, and I slipped and fell. I remember grabbing onto a rock on the side of the steep slope, terrified that I was going to fall. And […]  Continue reading Read more…

An open letter to the woman who feels like there’s something missing

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Sitting here in this cafe, surrounded by groups of women who are leaning in close and confiding in each other, I’m more certain than ever that I need to write this. I hear it in the conversation that carries above the music, and I see it in the encouraging hugs of hello and goodbye; we […]  Continue reading Read more…

When you don’t feel good about your body: 5 things to remember

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In my work with moms and women, I’ve had countless conversations about how we often struggle with our self-image. We look in the mirror and instead of appreciating our unique qualities, the negative self-talk begins. As someone who has struggled too, I know how it is to battle these feelings, and even obsessions. But there […]  Continue reading Read more…

What to remember when you’re facing change (and why it’s a beautiful certainty)

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  A friend asked me recently how we did it — how we moved our two teenagers across states like that with one going into 8th grade and one going into 10th. How did we make it look so easy? she wondered. It wasn’t easy, I promised her. There were tears and unknowns and excruciating goodbyes. But […]  Continue reading Read more…

What’s hiding under your tent? (and the secret I kept for 33 years)

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What’s hiding under your tent? That was the question that spurred me to finally share a secret I had kept for 33 years (that I can actually laugh about now). But before I get into that, let me back up a bit. I recently read Brene Brown’s NYT Bestseller Daring Greatly in a book club with over […]  Continue reading Read more…

This is why you should slow down today…

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Here’s another short video from my talk at the Better Together conference – about why you should slow down and not rush the journey. (Easier said than done sometimes, right?) The poem I share in the beginning was written by a 14-year-old, if you can believe it. His name is Jason Lehman and I was so struck […]  Continue reading Read more…

Short video from my keynote – How to love, for real (and how it makes you more joyful!)

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I just got some short video clips of my talk at the Better Together M.O.M. conference, and I’m excited to share this first one with you! (It’s about how letting your walls down, reaching out to others, and just being real can make YOU a more joyful person.) I hope you’re encouraged today! How to […]  Continue reading Read more…

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