Public Perception of Will Smith vs Chris Rock

I’ve seen a lot of the responses in relation to the incident at the Academy Award ceremony recently between Will Smith and Chris Rock. The responses tend to be polar opposites with people either praising Will and pointing anger at Chris for the insensitive joke, or villainizing Will for the act of violence and defendingContinue reading “Public Perception of Will Smith vs Chris Rock”

So You Think You Have an Addictive Personality?

Throughout my life I’ve often said things like: “I have an addictive personality” or “I’m just an all or nothing kind of person“. Nobody, including myself, ever really questioned that. Until the last few years. Now I’m calling bullshit on myself. Give me a few minutes, and you might too. In my lifetime I haveContinue reading “So You Think You Have an Addictive Personality?”

Do You Operate With Emotional Courage?

I was listening to some leadership insights, and this quote really resonated with me: “Emotional courage is the willingness to feel everything, and if you’re willing to feel everything, you can do anything” – Peter Bregman, CEO and Bestselling Author. I love this perspective! This explains why we often struggle to have difficult conversations. It’sContinue reading “Do You Operate With Emotional Courage?”

“New Year, New Me”

I wrote the message I am about to share in January on social media, and I wanted to share it here with all of you as well. I think this is an important message for all. Especially if you set some new year resolutions, and are already starting to feel yourself slipping back to oldContinue reading ““New Year, New Me””

Food 4 Thought for Parents: What Really Matters?

This holiday season I have been reflecting a lot about my childhood, my experience with both parents, and the impact my experience has had on me as an adult. I wanted to put some of my thoughts together and share my experience to help parents heading into the holiday season. I may not be aContinue reading “Food 4 Thought for Parents: What Really Matters?”

Are you Waiting on Someone to Change?

Do you find yourself in a relationship, situationship, dating, or “talking” to someone that you care deeply about who is engaging in toxic behaviour? Maybe they are distant and emotionally unavailable. Maybe they are manipulative and controlling. Maybe they are lazy and expect you to put in all the work. Maybe they are leaving youContinue reading “Are you Waiting on Someone to Change?”

Reframing Negative Self Talk

This image is probably going to trigger some people. I’m sharing it anyway because the point it presents is so important! People don’t give our minds enough credit. Our mind has a ridiculous amount of power. Whatever you feed it determines the trajectory of your life. I still have moments where I have thoughts inContinue reading “Reframing Negative Self Talk”

Claim Your Power Live – Initial Thoughts

This weekend I took some time for myself and attended a powerful virtual event. Day 1 of the Claim Your Power Live conference with Mastin Kipp was intense to say the least. Taking a polyvagal approach, one exercise involved shifting in and out of joy, sadness/depression, and anxiety/stress. People are often scared to allow themselvesContinue reading “Claim Your Power Live – Initial Thoughts”

World Mental Health Day

October 10th was World Mental Health day. Last night I saw an old post in my social media memories that I had made on October 10th several years ago. It was filled the usual positive motivational fluff: “Reach out to someone struggling.” “Leave people feeling better when they exit your presence.” “Be there for eachContinue reading “World Mental Health Day”

What does it mean to “love yourself”?

Prior to this year, the “self-love” buzzword used to really get under my skin. All the “just love yourself” statements always made it sound so easy. Just like how people commonly say “just let it go”, as though you can flip a switch on something painful and suddenly it will no longer hurt. For someoneContinue reading “What does it mean to “love yourself”?”