What is Quiet Leadership?

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At the end of August 2014, I created the Quiet Leadership Meetup group. I didn't really think anyone would be interested. And my gremlin really didn't think anyone would join. But I had a feeling that there was a conversation that needed to happen with introverts and HSPs about their impact in the world. So I took a chance. What do you picture … [Read more...]

Setting yourself up for success

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I have a gremlin that always says, “But it’s just so hard...”. Maybe this gremlin never aged past 15. Or maybe she’s just a whiner. Either way, she sees everything as arduous and pretty near impossible to do. Like now, the holidays are over and my goals are more or less set for 2015. I know where I'm headed and what I want to feel at the end of … [Read more...]

More ways to not live your best year in 2015

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As the year draws to an end, I find myself thinking a lot about what possibilities 2015 holds, and why it seems so hard (for me) to accomplish what it is I want to accomplish and make real the things I resolve to do (like running another marathon). Do you ever feel that way? So last time, I reflected on a few of the things we do that make it … [Read more...]

How not to live your best year in 2015

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I've seen loads of "Live Your Best Year Yet" videos, blog posts, free workbooks, and paid programs coming across my radar these last few weeks. 'Tis the season for setting resolutions, goals, and intentions. But with the abysmal success rate most people seem to have sticking to their resolutions and goals, I can't help wondering, why do we do … [Read more...]

relentless

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On a Sunday morning in June, I listened to Chris Brogran’s Owner Mind podcast while I peeled lemons for limoncello. As I enjoyed the Meyer lemony smells all over my kitchen and hands, Chris interviewed Tim Grover about his book Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable. I was inspired so much that I bought the book that same day, and finished … [Read more...]

3 Keys to an Ease-filled Holiday

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I was at Target yesterday and guess what I found? The holiday frenzy has already begun. It isn't even Thanksgiving yet, people. Do we really need to be so intense in the parking lot and rushing through the store already? This happens every year. And every year I'm surprised. Not because it's new, but because I've designed a different kind … [Read more...]

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for HSPs

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I hate the holidays. I hate how Christmas decorations show up before Halloween and Jingle Bell Rock can be heard on November 1st. And what is the deal with the Starbucks red cups anyway? I just don't get why it's "a thing". But I'm not entirely anti-holiday. I love gingerbread. And cozy sweaters. Also: presents. Both giving and receiving. I … [Read more...]

Reframing Confidence

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The more I talk with introverts and highly sensitive people, the more I hear a deep desire to feel more confident. And although I did a series on confidence earlier this year, I’m beginning to realize that this confidence building thing isn’t answered with just a few tips and some mental “hacks”. What’s actually needed is a major … [Read more...]

Are you an HSP?

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You just spent a day at Disneyland with your family, getting lost in the throngs of people, noises, lights, and smells. Your kids are ready to ride Space Mountain again, but all you want to do is go find a dark, quiet place to hide out for a while. If that sounds familiar, you might be a highly sensitive person. In 1996, Dr. Elaine Aron … [Read more...]

Riding the wave

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When I first moved to California, I was determined that I would learn how to surf. As a teenager in Savannah, Georgia I watched surfing competitions on TV whenever I got the chance and dreamt that someday I would shoot the curl. So, I came to California imagining sunny, sandy beaches and me surfing like a natural. I rushed over to Santa Cruz … [Read more...]