“Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.” ~Unknown This quote seems counterintuitive, right? For many years, I, too, scoffed at the idea. Having dealt with social anxiety throughout my life, I know firsthand what it’s like to feel weak, powerless, and trapped because of it. As a child, I remember clinging to my mom’s leg and using her body to hide from strangers. Then, as I got older, this shy behavior manifested
“Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just be.” Thich Nhat Hanh We show off our best moments—another sunshine shot from the beach, big smiles, cocktails and all. We try to be controversial. We ride the wave of the latest trend, showing we’re ‘on point’ and ‘in the know.’ We hit send. We repeat. As social creatures we
Each day you have a choice: support, silence or compete with other females. You can look at the pie and think that if someone gets a bigger piece of it, it is less for you. Or you can look at the pie and see that there is enough for everyone. I choose the latter! We live in an era of #MeToo, but in reality 44% of a woman’s personal friends and social networks cut her down. Women
It’s almost been a year and a half since I met the person who changed my life forever. When I moved to Calgary I remember the overwhelming feelings of freedom and nervous excitement. It was another new city, new people and my chance to continue becoming an independent/fearless woman. I’ll never forget the first time I saw him. He was so dang handsome, those dimples … and funny enough, he had grown up in a
I know I’ve been MIA, the new site is almost done. So many new things going on in my world but here is the most exciting one, I’m now a Mrs! One week ago I got married in Frazee, Minnesota at my grandparents farm. It still doesn’t feel real! Here are a few of my favourite photos of our special day: Oh, and this is my handsome hubby, Kirk (AKA Karl). I’ll
I recently started an amazing job – – an opportunity that I’m so thankful for. And I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with many accomplished, talented and badass women over the past 4 months – – to say it is inspiring is an understatement. But a common theme remains no matter what job I work in, people seem to react VERY personally to criticism and to get upset about things that I don’t even notice.