encouragement

Two friends who impacted my life (and why you need these kind of people in yours)

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Years ago, when I first started pursuing my dream to write children’s books, I pretty much did it in isolation. I thought I had to be published to call myself a writer, so I worked hard to make that happen. I studied the craft of writing, alone. I researched the marketplace, alone. I sent my manuscripts […] Read more…

Here’s the article I wrote (and three ways to strengthen YOUR personal brand)

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I’ve gotten several requests for the full text to the article I wrote about personal branding this month (the link posted in Facebook takes you to the entire magazine, not the specific article). So here it is! Feel free to share with friends. I’m excited by the response to this topic and how many of […] Read more…

My favorite moment at LIFT, the behind-the-scenes scoop, and my thanks to YOU

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It was an amazing night at LIFT, filled with many great moments. But my favorite one was when Dayna from Exalt came up to our team and shared that they received over $1,085 in donations from attendees. Exalt falls under the Idaho Coalition for Justice and does amazing outreach to help local girls working in […] Read more…

Exciting opportunities for women

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I just got back from a LIFT retreat with my friends Pam and Kirsten, and I’m excited to share some photos and updates with you! We drove to beautiful McCall, Idaho to spend time casting vision and planning, and I’m thrilled about all that’s ahead. So many things we can all do to Live more Inspired, Fearless […] Read more…

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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] Read more…