Empowerment Articles

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If The Shoe Fits.

March 31st, 2014
The story I am about to tell you is all completely true, profound and stays with me to this day. A lesson I’m still learning, a lesson a child is still teaching. It is about a boy and a pair of old wooden clogs. Take a seat, put your feet up. He was 4. He ... Continue Reading »
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Look back over your life and remember some of the times you found strength inside yourself you didn’t know you had. If only we had some way to remind ourselves of the times we’ve been strong as a first ... Continue Reading »
An open letter to my 14yr old Son. Dear son. Being a boy sucks. Especially when your mother is a man-hater. So lucky for you, your mother isn’t. But, I think I may have given you the impression I am and feel the need to explain. Although I do happen to believe that many of ... Continue Reading »
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Fifty Shades of Grey

November 1st, 2013
Well I went and did it. My kids begged me not to, nodding their heads in disbelief that I could do such a thing to them. My husband encouraged me to give it a try. As he does with most things. Sometimes this is great, sometimes it just isn’t. I wasn’t sure how this one ... Continue Reading »
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The Super Powers of Ageing

September 4th, 2013
I had a friend who suffered the pain and frustration of ALS, a disease that destroys the body but leaves the mind in tact, which is a double agony because you are WAY too aware of your own deterioration. Seeing the way my friend, Gary, handled this torment was one of the most inspiring sights ... Continue Reading »
During the week I found a drawer in our house that I’d never noticed before. It had 5 eggs and an envelope with $1k in it. I asked Meg if she knew about it. She told me that every time I give a poor speech she puts an egg in the drawer. I said to ... Continue Reading »
1. I have a louder than most would agree necessary laugh 2. A wonky social filter that kicks in sporadically. 3. An eye for sorrow lurking in corners. 4. A stubborn unsubstantiated confidence that the best in life will always bob up to the top. 5. I don’t wake up well. If given time and ... Continue Reading »
To be fearless is to live without certainty. It is to dip at least one toe into the future without knowing how it will feel (how potentially good it will feel) or where exactly it will lead you (potentially some incredibly exciting place) or who will join you (potentially some phenomenal people). In other words ... Continue Reading »
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Putting Fear in Perspective

January 13th, 2013
Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, said According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’d rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy. When you put it like that, it’s a stark contrast. ... Continue Reading »
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Possibility Thinking

January 2nd, 2013
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. Dale E. Turner Think BIG. Tap the size and scope of your mind. Your mind is BIG, and I don’t mean big in an Einstein brainiac sort of way. I mean ... Continue Reading »