Category Archives: Perfectionism

Does the Idea of a Circle of Women Make You Cringe?

Solstice Women's Circle

Does the prospect of being in a workshop with a circle of women, most of whom you’ve just met, make you cringe? Does it actually scare you? If yes, I get it. I get it, because our society and many of the professions we are in – law (my background), medicine, academia, for example –…

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Taking A Stand As An Act of Leadership

It’s June again already – wow this last year has flown by! I have been immersed in the Feminine Power Advanced Trainings since last June and it has been a transformative experience for me personally and professionally. As the trainings wind up and a 9 month practicum begins I am starting to integrate more and…

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Dialling up the Vulnerability – Lessons from Brew Creek BC

Picture St. George’s Public school,  in London Ontario, 1979.   The stage was set for our Grade 7  Speeches to the class.  My teacher, Miss Finch, called my name.  I moved to the front of the room, turned to face my audience and opened my mouth to speak…Silence. Nothing came out. I blanked out completely….

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Highlights from “Overwhelmed: Work Love and Play When No One Has The Time” by Brigid Schulte

Overwhelm… That mix of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, fragmented, even despairing, is a common theme among many women I speak to and coach, and something I have struggled with too.   Early into reading Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte,  I knew that I would write a blog post…

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Dear Woman of Strength

Dear Woman of Strength who is feeling exhausted and depleted and a bit hopeless, I invite you to drop your mask of perfection and show someone you trust your vulnerability, your humanity, and your beauty hidden underneath that mask.  They don’t have to solve your challenges for you.  For now, they just have to listen…

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This post is about noticing disconnect and encouraging vulnerability.  By “disconnected”, I am referring to a situation in which our perception of ourselves is very different from how others see us. But before I get into those subjects, I want to reflect a bit on the effects of my last post.  It took me a few…

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