Do You Know What You Want?

Do You Know What You Want?

What Do You Really Want? Last week I found myself hanging out with a group of women, some of whom I knew really well and some of whom I only met that day. Annika, someone new to the circle, was talking about celebrating her birthday last month. Her husband had asked...
The Power of Self-Reflection

The Power of Self-Reflection

Summer Harvest We’re finally at the end of summer. It’s been a really steamy season but now the weather’s changed and it’s much cooler in the mornings as well as late at night. I’m harvesting what’s left in my garden; repairing a broken window to keep out the...
Are You Taking Up Enough Space?

Are You Taking Up Enough Space?

Living Life on Autopilot I’m fascinated by how often we are on autopilot and then wake up thinking “how did I land here?” It could be something big, like taking a job in a company where the values clash with yours, or getting entangled in a relationship with someone...
Leadership and Dirty Dancing

Leadership and Dirty Dancing

Own the Room Traditionally, when women want to “make an entrance” they do it with what they wear, their hair and make-up, and who they arrive with…the result of decades of messages and ongoing brainwashing by the media about what makes a woman significant or...
How To Be Comfortable with Solitude

How To Be Comfortable with Solitude

Trapped In An Elevator Some women will do anything to find some alone time. It’s not that we want to go to extremes, but sometimes our day-to-day rational planning and decision-making isn’t getting us what we need deep in our souls. That’s when divine intervention...
Authentic Unbreakable You

Authentic Unbreakable You

Freedom versus Safety Jenn, my 21-year old niece, is visiting me this week. Between going to the movies, visiting the natural science museum, shopping and eating at some locally owned restaurants, we decided it was time to break into the world of the Unbreakable Kimmy...
Stupid Arguments

Stupid Arguments

Some Arguments Can’t Be Won Sometimes I don’t follow my own advice. Just recently I had a stupid argument with my husband over some missing papers. I say it was stupid because: I ignored the skills I have and regressed to old behavior. I wasted time that could have...
How To Untangle a Messy Conflict

How To Untangle a Messy Conflict

Tangled Up in Conflict When you get into a disagreement – at work, at home, or with a friend – how long does it take for one issue to multiply into several complaints, criticisms, or resentments? You’re meeting a colleague for lunch and she’s late. And it’s not the...