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Going from I’ve Got To to I Get To: A Study in Living the Life You Want

Have you ever felt like your life is running you instead of the other way around? Totally overwhelmed by all the obligations and things that just must get done? Does the thought of a more joy-filled life sound like a lovely fairy tale that could never possibly represent reality? I get it.  I really do. For years I got caught […]

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Letting Yourself Know: The Opposite of Working Hard

You know when you’re driving somewhere you’ve been before, and you know your turn is approaching but you can’t quite remember which one it is?   Even though you’re familiar with the path, you worry that you’ll miss what it is you’re looking for. And so you drive.  You’re focusing hard on every approaching side street.  Squinting to locate each […]

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Letting the Other Shoe Drop: Vulnerability, Gratitude, and Joy

The other day I was watching a video of an interview between Brené Brown and Oprah Winfrey, courtesy of my friend Kendra Tanner of the True You Project.   In it, Oprah and Brené talk about the perhaps surprising component of terror – yes terror – that often lives in joy.  Brown cites the example of a parent lovingly looking […]

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Time for What? (The Things We Say and What We Actually Mean)

(Post #4 in the Daring Greatly series, inspired by and in response to Brené Brown’s book, Daring Greatly:  How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.) “For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is ‘I didn’t get enough sleep.’ The next one is ‘I don’t have enough time.’” – […]

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Vulnerability: Being Seen Bearing Weight

(Post #3 in the Daring Greatly series, inspired by and in response to Brené Brown’s book, Daring Greatly:  How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.) Oh, Life – You synchronous pip. I currently find myself at my own personal point of convergence between release, vulnerability, and limiting beliefs. It’s a pretty amazing, momentous, […]

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