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Access Unlimited Potential With Intentional Daily Practices

In my leadership and mentoring work with organizations I use the metaphor of relationship being the container within which work gets done. It’s with and through relationships that teams and organizations learn, develop and achieve their goals. Individual accomplishment is a result of the relationship you have with yourself. In order to...

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How Childbirth Prepared Me For Dealing With Uncertainty And Finding My Inner Strength

Guest Post by Lyndsay Barrett

It wasn’t until about six months into my pregnancy that a really obvious thought dawned on me: I was going to have to give birth. This baby I’d loved since it was the size of a lavender bud was now much bigger. And he, along with my body, would use every ounce of strength to expel him into the world....

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Five Lessons That Helped Me Learn To Love Running My Business

I am an accidental entrepreneur. When I left my corporate job, I had no intention of running a business. I wanted to share my skills and provide value to others. Working in my business has been easy for me. Working on my business has been a challenge.

Despite having a business degree and spending twenty years in a corporate job —...

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Achieving The Inconceivable: Climbing 3600m Over 55km in Nepal

The starting line of this story is the moment I signed up for the 55km race in Nepal. It wasn’t a bucket list item. (I don’t believe in bucket lists…but that’s a different story!) I signed up for a writing retreat in Nepal (no bucket for this one either) because I’d never been to Nepal, the itinerary sounded great...

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“What Am I Trying to Prove?” Reflections on the Annapurna 55k, the Boston Marathon and Finding More Than Good Enough In Me

“Are you trying to prove something?” This was the first question posed to me by Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) at the beginning of our first session together. I contacted Vishva-ji to help me prepare for the Annapurna 55k trail race that I will be running in October. While I do have a running coach to provide me with a...

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Always More: Let Discomfort, Fear and Frailty Be Your Cues To Accessing Your Unlimited Potential and ‘More-in-me’.

I’ve been experiencing fear over becoming 60 and it’s making it challenging to embrace this new decade of my life. I get fulfillment in my life from my accomplishments, relationships, and mentoring work but there’s still a part of me that’s afraid.

Afraid to say “becoming 60”. Because 60 is OLD! Me turning 60...

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One Simple Step For Getting Unstuck And Finding A New Normal

What is the one simple step?

One step literally. One tiny tangible action. That’s it. Simple? Yes. Easy? Not aways. Do-able? Absolutely.

Ideas on getting unstuck abound. Find your purpose. Define your vision. Sign up for something big. Believe in yourself. Change your habits. Identify your values. And so the list goes on. All good and...

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The Impact of Community: When ‘Less’ Results In So Much ‘More’

Last week I posted about feeling so low that I had no more-in-me. I was sick. My dog Zoey is sick. “How would I make it through the day?” I wanted to share my experience of feeling at the lowest of lows rather than my usual optimism and accomplishment. Being sick for an extended period of time helped me appreciate how other...

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How Do I Make It Through Today When I Don’t Have Any More-In-Me?

I am sick. Really sick. So sick that lying in bed is a challenge because my muscles ache. My throat feels like it was scraped with steel wool. My head hurts like it was hit with a sledge hammer.  I’ve spent seventeen of the last twenty four hours sleeping. I’ve been weepy and my ability to cope seems to have vanished. I do not...

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Mending A Broken Heart: Bringing Education and Hockey from Canada to Afghanistan

Guest Post: by Zarmina Nekzai, President & Founder, Organization of Afghan Women & Youth

Her story of courage, healing and changing the future for women and girls in Afghanistan through education, entrepreneurship and hockey.


From the time I was young, I realized that women were treated differently in Afghanistan. Women weren’t...

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