The Loneliness of Suffering in Silence

suf·fer·ing noun the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. Too many people are suffering in silence. Our neighbors, classmates, colleagues, members at our church and our social media friends may not look like they are struggling because most people do not wear their loneliness and shame on their sleeve. We all have become pretty darn good […]

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Respect over Accept: 2016 #ichooserespect starts on Monday!

Hello and happy weekend! The following is a video clip I filmed yesterday about Potentia’s #ichooserespect effort before I picked up my kids from school. I made the commitment to shoot this in one shot and go with it no matter what – so here you go! Towards the end, I was a little confused […]

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Living and Loving in a Culture of Never Enough

    Preparing for my talk at Flood Church this weekend on “Parenting in a Culture of Never Enough”, I wrote this slide inspired by a week that stretched me with my own children. Whether you are parenting your children, caring for your pets, or anyone in your charge – it hurts when your loved […]

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Results May Vary…

Happy Friday! I hope you have some fun plans this weekend along with some time for rest and play. Tomorrow, I am driving to Julian, just outside of San Diego, to speak at a women’s retreat for graduating seniors from Point Loma Nazarene University. The theme of the weekend  – which I love – is Results […]

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Space, Agency and Calendars in 2016

Hello and Happy New Year! If your email inbox and Facebook feed are anything like mine, it is full of opportunities to buy books, programs, courses and services so you can heal/fix/change what is causing you pain. It can bit tricky discerning who or what to bring into your circle of support. Breaking through the […]

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(re) Define Failure: Reckon, Rumble, Rise, Repeat

Four years ago this week, I attended a conference where Brené Brown was speaking on a panel. When we met afterwards, I told her I listened to her first book, I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from ‘What Will Others Think’ to ‘I Am Enough’ while I ran my […]

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Summer “Camp” Workshops at Potentia – In Person and Online

Happy Summer! My whole family loves this time of year. We spend a lot of time outside enjoying the longer days, warm nights and the new flow of our summer schedule full of camps, pool and beach time, backyard BBQ’s, and movies under the stars. My kids are getting into their new routine of summer […]

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