10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 3- Don’t Carry Around What is Not Yours

We all carry around a lot in life. On one end of the spectrum, there is the daily grind of work, family and personal responsibility. Those are the constant obligations that alone don't seem like much, but always seem to come bundled with 100 different other things we have to do. My boyfriend calls those …

10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 1-Practice Optimism

I'm an optimistic person. Except when I'm not. Then I'm all "uuughhhh" and "Catastrophe!" Which is why the concept of "practicing" optimism felt hard--or at least not genuine. After all, the whole point of my practice toward authenticity is to NOT fake it 'til I make it. Yet practicing optimism continually comes up in the …

My Valentine to Charlottesville: Resiliency Engagement Sessions for Non-Profits

Two weeks ago, I announced that I would be offering, pro bono, a one hour Resiliency Engagement Session for up to four local non-profits as my Valentine to the city that I call home. In the last year, Charlottesville has had to time and again dig deep into its resiliency as it has faced murderous …