I recently had the opportunity to speak at International Women’s Day. If you know anything about my journey, you’ll know that just 18 months ago I was terrified of public speaking – ice in my veins, no thoughts in my head kind of terrified. Why say yes?
This deceptively simple and seemingly innocuous question has been sticking to me like glue. What if I enjoyed it?
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl
Problems and pitfalls are easy to see. It does not take much to shut something down or to be critical. Is there a better way?
(Estimated reading time 3 minutes) At one time or another, most of us experience pain as a result of interactions with other people – sometimes that pain is focused on a particular experience. Those weighty incidents, the swirl of words, can continue to have power over us many years later as if we’re somehow stuck […]
(Estimated reading time 1 minute) Expectation can be a powerful force. It is often unidentified and unspoken, an invisible energy directing the flow of our lives. There are times when it can be good but more often expectation is the riptide that pulls you too far from shore, the wave that sucks you under, the […]
(Estimated reading time 1 minute) Like the seductive lure of sugar-laden treats or fried food, comparison with others promises a great deal but at best leaves us feeling dissatisfied. At worst comparison with others extinguishes both joy and confidence. Testing ourselves against the template of someone else will either have us coming last and feeling […]