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 [...]

Uncomfortable Conversations: What’s in it for me?

This is going to be quick + dirty, and very much unlike uncomfortable conversations in real life. What is an uncomfortable conversation? An uncomfortable conversation is one that ends with consequences. However + whatever the situation is like now, is not necessarily how it will be by the end of the conversation. These chats usually occur [...]

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 [...]

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Business Coach

I am overwhelmed and oh-so-honoured by the welcome + acceptance I've received in Q4 of 2016 from various social media outlets. Back in October, the beautiful ladies of YYC Girl Gang in Calgary, Alberta asked me to be a guest blogger for their site; one that is dedicated to my local bad ass boss babes [...]

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!). [...]

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How to be Fear-Positive

Lately, I've been discussing the business of being busy and KD and You's ANTI-Busy Revolution. Today, I'd like to take a stroll into fear and what what it means to be what I call, Fear-Positive. I'm sure you've had those nights where you woke up at 3:00am, panicking for no reason. Maybe it's the fear of never seeing another [...]

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 [...]

5 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Tribe

Tribe / trahyb ∙ [noun] ∙ any aggregate of people united by ties of descent from a common ancestor, community of customs and traditions, adherence to the same leaders, etc. Tribes are not a new concept. We humans are inherently tribal beings and we as a species LOVE to share experiences. It doesn’t matter the [...]

How I became one of “those people”

When I first started following motivational speakers, life coaches and other entrepreneurs I noticed they shared one thing: these people are disgustingly in love with their lives. I mean DISGUSTINGLY in love with their lives. They reminded me of the first few months of a new relationship.. “No, I love YOU more, no YOU. I [...]

Energy: Burnout vs. Build Up

Where does it come from, where does it go… Where does [it] come from, Cotton Eye Joe!  I knew you were thinking it. For those of you non-90’s babies, you missed out on something special. I digress. So, while chatting with a friend over coffee, we delved into the topic of energy. We both agreed that [...]

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