encouragement

The latest scoop: a surprise for you TODAY, coffee shops, a magazine article, and the best prizes ever!

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Pam, Kirsten and I have been planning the next big LIFT event and we’ve been having some amazing conversations with women about content you’d like to see: things like living out your purpose, recognizing your strengths, not letting fear or negative beliefs hold you back, persevering through hard times, and coming alongside each other in real friendships. We’ve […]  Continue reading Read more…

On being real, facing fears, and silencing the voice of “not enough”

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That’s what happened this past weekend at the retreat in the mountains of Idaho. It was an amazing time… a beautiful mix of sharing and listening, laughing and crying, exploring outdoors and gathering together in a cozy event space lined with string lights and flowers. It was a time of holding on to what is […]  Continue reading Read more…

Because we’re all leaders…

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My friend Kirsten and I attended the Global Leadership Summit recently and I’m still thinking about all the inspiration, information, and encouragement we got! It was amazing to hear from leaders like Melinda Gates, former Ford CEO Alan Mulally, culture strategist Erin Meyer, emotional intelligence guru Dr. Travis Bradberry, and more! Instead of repeating what […]  Continue reading Read more…

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…

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