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The Nod

And I began to shed the shame that I had been carrying. 

You’ve Survived. Now what?

It’s that time of year where everyone seems to be talking about their New Year’s resolutions and goals for the year. In fact, I spent New Year’s Day reflecting on 2018 and welcoming 2019. In particular, I’ve been thinking a lot lately in my work, life, and coaching practice about what it takes (specifically) to… Continue reading You’ve Survived. Now what?

Welcome, 2019

Happy New Year! In the past two years, I have jumped into areas of fear and unknowns.  I have taken a series of coaching courses, become a coach, built a website for my coaching business, designed and printed business cards, attended networking events, moved to Ottawa, and changed my day job twice. At each point,… Continue reading Welcome, 2019

Friday Funday: Creative People Laughing

Last weekend, I spent my time at a creative retreat where about two dozen participants painted, knit, coloured, scrapbooked, and wrote (that was me, writing this week’s blog posts).  Oh, and there was a lot of eating (thank you to the Kempenfelt Conference Center in Innisfil!)  This retreat was hosted by a friend of mine’s… Continue reading Friday Funday: Creative People Laughing

Just Jump

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” Will Rogers Richard Branson is quotes as saying that entrepreneurs are the people who jump off a cliff and then build a plane on the way down.  If what Will Rogers says (above) is also true, sometimes the plane that you… Continue reading Just Jump

Let Go to Learn

I recently started meditating daily.  I am one of those people who for years said “But I can’t turn my brain off,” or “I’m just too busy.”  Both of these things are still true, but I have discovered something major:  By taking the time to rest and take a bit of time, every day, for… Continue reading Let Go to Learn

I Like Big Goals and I Cannot Lie

I recently had the opportunity to be coached during a brief learning session as part of my training to be a coach.  The purpose of this class was to explore coaching someone on who they are being in pursuit of a particular goal.  It really made me think about who I am being in pursuit… Continue reading I Like Big Goals and I Cannot Lie