I must say while I’m feeling excited to write this, I’m also nervous about exposing myself and my ideas to all of the web (hi mom, look at me, I’m a blog author!). But there is no better time than now and I couldn’t think of a more relevant topic for my first blog. What does it mean to be … Read More

It’s Time to Start Having Some Tough Conversations


2016 has been a challenging year. Many people have struggled personally and politically there have been some surprises. When I talk with people, many state that they are fearful of what may be coming next. When I am feeling fearful, I like to read. I like to get as much information as I can in hopes that with understanding there … Read More

What does it mean to “believe in yourself”?


For most of my life I have heard the words… “You just need to believe in yourself!” It didn’t seem to matter who uttered these words, whether it was a sport psychologist, a teacher, a co-worker, a coach or a friend, I just kept hearing the same message. It’s not that I necessarily disagreed with them or that I didn’t … Read More

What’s Wrong with Being Positive?


I was introduced to the idea of positivity about two years ago when, after a series of serendipitous events, I ended up at the second Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology. I was really nervous because I didn’t know a soul and was scared that the people there might be a little too happy for me to stomach. Not only did … Read More