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 + [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Making Your 2017 Goals Work For You

2017 Goals are on the brain over at KD and You. We are just days away from 2017 and I had the distinct pleasure of guest blogging for my fellow badass boss babe, Britt over at Bourbon and Honey. If you know me, you know I'm not a fan of highly structured or regimented plans. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Living with Intention: Goal setting vs. Dreaming

The term “five-year plan” has been dropped into my consciousness a number of times since I hit the big 3-0. When people (mostly those who don’t know me) ask “what is your five year plan?” that I start to panic , “Oh sh*t! Was I supposed to make a five-year plan?”. […]

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