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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I Choose Respect Over Body and Story Shame 2015

Today we kick off Potentia’s second annual “I Choose Respect” month. #ichooserespect is an effort to connect with those who may not identify with clinical eating disorders but can relate with struggling in their relationship with food, their body and their story. I believe we all can relate as I am yet to find someone […]

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(re) Define: Resolutions

This time of year is famous (or infamous) for resolutions. Usually these resolutions involve language like: more less start stop lose change balance enough no yes Goals are good. Intentions are important. Hope is crucial when we want to grow, heal and do life differently. But sometimes we make some well-meaning errors in setting our […]

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