Belonging: In-groups, Out-groups and Other-ness

A sense of belonging is one of those odd things that you don’t notice until it’s gone. In its absence, you feel it acutely, but when you have it, it’s very easy to take for granted. I am travelling at the moment, for work. Without my family. I am missing my husband’s birthday, and it … Read more Belonging: In-groups, Out-groups and Other-ness


Advancing Human Potential: Transformative Coaching

The human brain is a complex and noisy place. It is filled with the knowledge we have learned, the emotions that we feel, the memories we have made and the values and beliefs that we hold. This complex web of ‘thinking’ is what constitutes the human experience. And while we all have a mind rich … Read more Advancing Human Potential: Transformative Coaching


Finding Light in the Darkness: Hope and Optimism

I came across this beautiful Facebook post by Elizabeth Gilbert recently, in which she shares that our souls have two ways of communicating with us about what they are on the earth to do… they communicate through joy (the easy way) or by being appalled (the hard way). As I reflected on what she shared, … Read more Finding Light in the Darkness: Hope and Optimism


Ambition, Striving and Acceptance: Permission to Relax

I suspect you’re a bit like me… that you’re highly goal oriented. That you are motivated to accomplish big things and have an impact in the world – whatever that looks like for you. But being ambitious and striving for success can come at a cost. Usually, that cost is the inability to be content … Read more Ambition, Striving and Acceptance: Permission to Relax


Gary Vaynerchuk and the Older Woman

“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.” ~ Brene Brown Who is Gary Vee? I first heard the name “Gary Vaynerchuk” in a … Read more Gary Vaynerchuk and the Older Woman


The Perils of Perfectionism – A Pragmatist’s Guide

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be … Read more The Perils of Perfectionism – A Pragmatist’s Guide