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Why Needing To Understand Might Not Help

Why Needing To Understand Might Not Help

Sometimes, understanding why something has happened, or is happening, can help us to accept what's so and move on. Being able to make sense of something can go a long way in terms of helping us to move through our feelings and move on. Things not going the way we...

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How to Forgive Anything

How to Forgive Anything

Have you ever struggled with forgiveness? I sure have, though, if I’m being really honest, I find it a lot easier to forgive others than I do myself. Recently, someone very dear to me asked me how I could possibly forgive something that seemed, to her, unforgivable....

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What To Do With Fear and Other Feelings

What To Do With Fear and Other Feelings

If you're a close friend of mine, you know that there's no point in calling me, because my ringer is always off and I'm not going to answer. You want to get a hold of me? Text me. I'll get back to you, at some point. If you want a quicker response, let me know. I'm...

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Why Getting It Right Might Be Getting It Wrong

Why Getting It Right Might Be Getting It Wrong

In my former career, I spent most of my days waiting for approval. Not approval of me as a human (I mean, probably also yes, that too, because of who I am as a person), but approval for marketing and communications plans and materials. I was hired—based on my...

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What Self Love Actually Looks Like

What Self Love Actually Looks Like

Have you ever wondered what self love really means? I sure have. It's a topic that I've understood in theory, but less in practice. In the past, whenever I'd been asked what self love is, I'd get a little uncomfortable and confused, and try to think of things I could...

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Why Manifesting Doesn’t Work

Why Manifesting Doesn’t Work

So, I don't think manifestation really works. There, I said it. Nothing like starting a piece off with fighting words, I guess. I'm imagining that a whole lot of people are up in arms at a claim like mine. But hear me out, and I promise it'll be worth it. I'm all for...

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How to Be in Two Places at Once

How to Be in Two Places at Once

This past weekend was Thanksgiving up here in Canada. I love this holiday. Apart from being filled with delicious foods you probably haven't seen since last December, it signals the beginning of cozy autumn, and it always feels like a herald of the coming winter...

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Why Commiserating Makes You Feel Worse

Why Commiserating Makes You Feel Worse

Do you ever indulge in a decent bout of good old complaining? Maybe with a willing and agreeable friend or colleague, agreeing about your opinions over a steaming cup of coffee or fill-in-the-blanks with the beverage of your choice? Do you also sometimes find that...

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The Heartbreak of Leadership

The Heartbreak of Leadership

Have you ever had yourself a humdinger of a week, only to look up and discover it's only Tuesday morning? I had one of those weeks this week. I've felt angry and sad, frustrated and irritated, disappointed and heartbroken, all of which has left me feeling like I'm...

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