Recently, I have been on a journey to build my own resilience and discover ways to support my coaching clients in building theirs. I have realized if it is not this recent pandemic, there will be more difficult experiences ahead of me. Each of us have our own story of resilience drainers.  When I recently […]


June 29, 2022

“One of the most remarkable things about human beings is how resilient we can be. Yet one of the most surprising things about human beings is how all that resilience can evaporate in a moment.” –  John Eldredge

Life is full of surprises! By now, I have realized that during uncertainty, losses, and failures, I havesomehow been able to keep moving forward by living a life of meaning and purpose. For me, it was inthe recovery from adversity that I realized I had a choice to make. I could remain angry, bitter, andresentful […]


May 31, 2022

Resilience Series Lesson Four – Growth Beyond Adversity (continued)

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”– Viktor Frankle, a WWII Austrian concentration camp survivor and author Life is Full of Choices Life is full of surprises! By now, I have realized that during uncertainty, losses, and failures, I havesomehow been able to keep moving forward […]


May 17, 2022

Resilience Series – Lesson Three – Growth Beyond Adversity

Our Garden Just last week we planted some seeds in our first attempt at gardening in the nearby community garden. We invested $50 in our 4×18 foot raised garden bed to have a Petrie dish to build intentional resilience. Recently, we joined in with strangers who soon felt like friends as we worked to improve the large community […]

Inspiration, Resilience, Uncategorized

April 26, 2022

Resilience Series – Lesson Two – Positive Anticipation and Generosity

What is Resilience? Resilience is the capacity each of us has for growth and positive adaptation despite the nearly constant barrage of stress we all feel daily at work, in our communities, and in our personal lives. A strong resilience core means that you will be better prepared to: Meet life’s challenges with confidence. Recover more quickly […]

Inspiration, Resilience

April 14, 2022

Resilience Series – Lesson One

I write this blog post, carefully considering the content, because I want to make sure you are provided with relevant and helpful information that will empower you to intentionally grow your resilience and enhance the quality of your life and relationships.   A Little History For over a decade I have been coaching individuals to help […]

Inspiration, Resilience

March 24, 2022

Introduction to Resilience Building Series

Got enough resilience for the holidays? – Proactively build your resilience for more satisfying relationships. Are you emotionally prepared to gather with others to ring in the celebrations of thankfulness, the celebration of Jesus’ birth, and the ringing in of a New Year? Data reveals that the holidays can be some of the most emotionally disruptive […]


October 28, 2021

Got Enough Resilience for the Holidays?

One evening, last week, we were on a walk; I noticed the largest and most beautiful full moon I can remember. Come to find out, in the northern hemisphere, we call the full moon closest to the autumn equinox the Harvest Moon. Depending on the year, the full Harvest Moon can occur anywhere from two weeks before the […]

Inspiration, Resilience

October 4, 2021

The Beauty of Season Changes – A Reminder of Beauty in the Recent Harvest Moon

“How many people are in your intimate friendship circle?” is a question I was asked recently. I had to pause and ask myself what defines an intimate friendship circle. After some research and asking others some questions, here are a few of the characteristics of an intimate friendship: One who is trusted and found to […]

Coaching, Relationships

September 1, 2021

Who’s There For You? A Look at Social Circles and Identifying Your People

Over the recent Fourth of July weekend, my husband and I had the experience of road tripping to Colorado for 5 days. Our destination was Durango, CO. I did something I never pictured myself doing – primitive camping in the mountains of Colorado. Here is a story about my experience, and I hope it will […]


August 1, 2021

Check! A Bucket List Experience Accomplished

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