Grief, Interrupted

grief / grēf /  noun • deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone's death. sorrow, misery, sadness, anguish, pain, distress, heartache, heartbreak, agony, torment, dejection, despair; mourning, mournfulness, bereavement. "she was overcome with grief" At some point in our lives, we will all be met by Death. That part of life is expected. What comes completely out of left field is the way grief touches us. When I was [...]

Are you a People Pleaser?

Caveat: This is not a post bashing people pleasers. Making people happy is a gift + a pleasure. I myself am impassioned to help people feel that they intrinsically matter. Because they do. However, if my actions are not aligned to my own wants/needs the act of pleasing people becomes fertile ground for resentment + [...]

I’m Not Good Enough: Waging War on your Inner Critic

For me, 2016 was mentally, spiritually and emotionally charged. It was 366 days of face plants and feeling not good enough, peppered with some of the most soul-liberating experiences of my life. I became part of a tribe that breathed oxygen into the embers of my soul; I found a man that sees the world [...]

Coaching: Top 3 Most Common Misconceptions

Recently it struck me that there are hundreds of misconceptions about Coaching — at least in Calgary anyway. I’ve been told Coaching is an easy job because I only have to agree with my clients (false!). I’ve been told Coaching must be a sad job because I only work with people who are struggling and depressed (false!). [...]

By | 2017-09-04T14:13:55+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: About Coaching, About KD, Entrepreneurs, For Creatives|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Being An Entrepreneur SUCKS! And what you can do about it.

Let's be real, shall we? Sometimes being an entrepreneur SUCKS! Yeah, I said it. The suckage could put Dyson to shame. But, before you get the wrong idea, let me preface my post with this: I wouldn't have my life any other way -- but that doesn't make entrepreneurship easy! Being an Entrepreneur can be heartbreaking Oh. My. [...]

2016: Views from my Rearview Mirror

2016 is slipping into my rearview mirror, and everyone is in reflection mode. As I sit here in my childhood bedroom, I remember the word that struck me on the final chime of Big Ben's toll: turbulent. Somehow, I knew 2016 would be a year unlike any other and she did not disappoint. But my silver-lining [...]

By | 2017-08-29T18:12:41+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Categories: About KD, Inspiration, Self-Discovery|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Like you, I’m an Imperfect Boss, too

Confession time:  She is an Imperfect Boss. This Fall was a winding road, and I have so many confessions on my heart. I hope you'll hear me, loves. My last blog release was almost a month ago, a lot has changed, and my heart feels heavy that my blog has been untouched. Imperfect Boss Rising. My mind [...]

On EPIC Love

EPIC Love. This topic has been playing on my mind for a little while and as per usual, I had to blog it to figure it out. It all stemmed from, -- y'all guessed it -- a  three minute TED Talk by Laura Trice on giving and receiving 'thank you's.  For a list of my favourite TED [...]

I’ve been so busy!

I can't speak for the rest of the world but in Calgary we love the phrase "I've been so busy". It’s our go-to response. Recently, I started to take notice of the feelings behind the infamous "I'm busy". The people who say it sound overwhelmed and exasperated by their busyness. In Calgary, “I'm busy” seems to be congruent [...]

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