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Showing Up To Serve

Showing Up To Serve

This is the great equalizer and common denominator, no matter who you are, where you live, or what circumstances you find yourself in: You have the powerful choice to decide your mindset and take action (or stay in inaction) accordingly.

We were made to show up and serve. 

Service starts with the desire and the willingness to be a change agent and advocate, whether that’s at home with your family or on a larger community or global landscape. This month, we’re highlighting the intention of service and how you can make a difference

Plan the Event, Not the Outcome

Plan the Event, Not the Outcome

Flexibility is much easier than it sounds and harder than you think. It requires a release of expectations, a willingness to be in the moment, and an acknowledgement that you cannot (and should not) control everything.

 

As the last few weeks of summer melt into fall and the hustle continues, let’s take this month to consider how to approach living with more flexibility, starting with how we relate to what happens…and what doesn’t!

Celebrating Freedom

Celebrating Freedom

Do you remember when you did something really hard on your own for the first time?

Choosing autonomy challenges and stretches us.

It also creates capacity for the next time we’re faced with something really hard that we decide to take on.

But what gets in the way to having the courage to try something new? Learn the three of the most common “autonomy blockers” that we experience at all stages of our lives and what we can do about them!

Teaching Trust

Teaching Trust

On the surface, trust appears simple: You either trust someone or you don’t.

But what really makes trust work in our relationships?

And more fundamentally, how do we learn to truly trust ourselves? This month, we’re examining how to build and maintain trust in our lives.

Authentically Imperfect

Authentically Imperfect

Think back to the first time you learned how much you really didn’t know about something.

Maybe it was even an area you assumed a level of confidence or even expertise in.  

And then suddenly you realized your blind spot (or maybe some well-intentioned person shared it with you!) and you could no longer ignore it…

We’ve all been there. We call this place self-awareness. And it takes authenticity!

The Imagination of a Tired Mama…

The Imagination of a Tired Mama…

Somewhere between the endless loads of laundry, wiping of tiny noses and bottoms, and balancing #AllTheThings, I’ve had to train my brain and imagination to prioritize fun and play. It doesn’t always come naturally…even when kids are playing around me all the time!

So from one tired mama to another (and to all the Rockstar Dads reading this now), here’s my best advice for staying connected to your imagination while juggling parenting, work, and life!

Help Me Please

Help Me Please

How often do we wait until we’re overly frustrated with something we can’t do before we reach out and ask for help?

Admitting when we aren’t capable of doing something is hard and can even be pretty scary (especially something we should be able to do). After all, we want to come across as capable, have-it-all-together people who offer help to others – not admit we need it ourselves.

This month, we’re going to be exploring the value of collaboration and how we can work together to be even better, starting with asking and inviting.

Stop “Shoulding” On Yourself

Stop “Shoulding” On Yourself

How many times have you thought or even said “I really should…” in the last 24 hours?

I should have taken that job

I really should get more sleep

I should have committed to less

I should…

We’re all guilty of saying (or thinking) these phrases. Known as the “s” word of busy people, the act of “shoulding” all over ourselves and others is the fastest route to blame, guilt, and even shame.

Imagine what life would be like if you embraced more self-compassion and ditched this default reaction of “shoulding” and ruminating on what didn’t happen or hasn’t occurred yet.

This month, we're focusing on enhancing compassion. Let’s start together!

Rethinking Resilience

Rethinking Resilience

How do you feel going into 2019?

Far too often, WHO we want to BE becomes the afterthought or byproduct of a hurried and frazzled life that is so focused on WHAT we need to DO.

What if we decided to live this year differently?

Imagine what it would be like if your life was full of energy, motivation, ease, and flow.  

What would be possible then?

Let’s take a deeper look at the science of resilience and what it teaches us about developing character.

Embodying Presence

Embodying Presence

How you SHOW UP matters.

It’s all too easy to present a persona that looks fine on the outside, but is craving something more on the inside.

This month, many people will be dressing up, putting on masks, and pretending to be someone else. But are you doing that in your typical life – hiding what you really, truly want and just making it work, even when it’s not?

You were made for more, my friend.