How to harness the power of Everyday Courage.

My darling friend you have courage, the Everyday Courage that it takes to survive and thrive everyday! Share your dreams with the world! (Even if it's only a whisper in the dark before you go to sleep) Dare to believe! Be willing to do the work! Reach out...You are NOT alone! Today is the day to follow your heart. What is Everyday Courage? It's the courage to get up, get dressed and say no, say yes,...

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So many of us are Everything for Everybody Women. Are you Type E?

What is a Type E Woman The Type E Women concept was created by a dedicated and passionate researcher (and recovering Type E Woman), Dr. Harriet Braiker. She was a social and clinical Ph.D. psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-renowned expert in women’s issues. She was the first to publicly identify that women experience more and different types of stress than men. Her pioneering book, The Type E Woman: How to Overcome the Stress of Being Everything to...

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Do you know what values drive you?

Do you have a values filter? A series of values you pass all potential decisions through to determine if they match what is most important to you? For a long time I paid no attention to my values (not consciously anyway) and every time I chose to do something that went against my core values I felt uneasy, angry, resentful, stuck, lost, wrong. In those moments, where I chose to sit in the shitty feeling...

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Elements of Authenticity. How I Started & Why I Continue

How the Elements of Authenticity actualized for me... When I first started out on this journey of self discovery, one of the most profound things that happened was that I literally burst out from behind the cinder-block wall that had me imprisoned within myself… safe… guarded… paralyzed. And there in the light of day, I realized that not only was I capable of much more than I knew, I wanted to do so much more...

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How to Step into Your Element

Whether you are you new to the Elements of Authenticity Community or have you been around for a while and have decided to take a step forward, the In Her Element Facebook Group might be exactly what you need to stay accountable to yourself and your desire to... Make Your Self a Priority Curious? Want to know what In Her Element is all about? Interested in finding out how to step into your element? Want...

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How To Maximize Your Stuck To Start Guidebook

I recently did a FB Live in my Group In Her Element that outlines and highlights how to get the most out of your Stuck to Start Guidebook: 5 Steps to get from where you are to where you want to be and if you are a member already then you'll easily find the video (I'm wearing my favorite peasant shirt :)). Feel free to watch along with a print out of this helpful blog post...

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I failed to unplug and now I know why.

The week leading up to our 2017 Thomson Family Vacation I had been (and am still) working on a big launch of a new program. I am also preparing for a Facebook Live I will be doing on Tuesday that walks people through my e-book Stuck to Start: 5 Steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. I did a pretty good job at writing posts and creating content that...

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What to do when doubt takes up residence…again!

Every once and while I think I've got this whole "being authentic" thing figured ... I mean I am an Elements of Authenticity expert right?!? Then life... well... life throws me a curve ball and I begin to seriously doubt myself...maybe just to see if I am paying attention. Well guess what? I'm paying attention! What I have come to understand is that being authentic does NOT mean being without doubt or fear or anxiety....

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Just when you think they aren’t looking…

So yesterday I sat in awe of my child (once again) as she showed me around Barbie's house, that she recently "re-modelled", and as we toured from room to room (yes she has a frickin' Barbie house with a shit-ton of rooms...I can't decide if that makes me a good parent or a bad feminist...but that's for another post...anyway...) As she shared with me where "Mommy The Doctor" and "Daddy The Super Cool King", who...

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How Epic Failures Turned Into The Happy Handlettering Art Shop

Over the past few weeks, Happy Handlettering (meaning I) experienced a series of epic failures! I have learned so much and what I think is most important is that I have realized that I knew so little. As part of my grand vision I have a deep desire to not only be a full-time Elements of Authenticity Coach, I also want to fill every day with art, creating, learning and sharing. The pull to share...

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