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Two Women Living Their Message Through Film:
The Empowerment Project

“What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” That is the question filmmakers Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook set out to answer through interviews with women leaders across the United States.  Their interviews turned into 34 days of footage and became The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, a film that…

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Day Trip Adventure:
Bolinas, California

The Hubs and I recently enjoyed a day trip adventure to Bolinas, a pocket of magic on the coastal cliffs of Marin County.  Just over an hour from our home in Sonoma, “Bo” is a sea breezy sanctuary for artists, surfers, and Bay Area folks looking to get away. Our trip held an interesting lesson…

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Beginning Again

As 2015 begins, I welcome country life here in Sonoma County with a new home, a new community, and a new routine.  My new husband, our (my new) dog Bandon, and I are in a tiny little cottage together quickly making up for the time spent apart dating long distance. A year ago, I was…

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Great Hope for our Future

I recently had a conversation with someone who said he at times has reservations about bringing children into our world because he fears that in our lifetime, our world could become a very grim place.  He wondered if he would actually be doing a disservice to a future child by birthing he or she into…

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Before You Start That “Juice Cleanse”…

It’s the New Year, and you’re ready to take 2014 by storm…only you can’t seem to kick the thought that your jeans are fitting a little tighter.  You succumbed to dessert on Christmas, and you weren’t quite able to keep up your regular exercise routine through the holiday shuffle. OF COURSE, a little 3-day (or…

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On Being wHOLe

Wholeness: We welcome life’s opportunities and challenges as essential to the leadership journey.  With grace, we cultivate healthy, loving, and real relationships, with ourselves, one another, and the world.  Sounds nice, doesn’t it?  All the cultivating of healthy, loving, and real relationships and such.  We read this definition for our value of wholeness before every…

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“I love my body as it is.”

I n a recent interview with Ellen, “plus-size” model Robyn Lawley encourages people to accept and love their natural size: Model, Robyn Lawley, is full of wisdom! In her interview, she tells Ellen that if you start to say that your body is beautiful instead of nitpicking at its flaws, you will start to see…

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Remembering Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference at our Heart of Leadership Launch

Heart of Leadership launched our inaugural Speaker Series Panel yesterday! We opened the evening sharing how and why Heart of Leadership was created.  In doing so, I went back to one of my initial clear moment of inspiration –  Maria Shriver’s 2010 Women’s Conference, a coming together of the trailblazers of our generation: Oprah, Michelle…

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25 Lessons Learned Over The Past 20 Years

As we prepare to launch our first Heart of Leadership programs on Thursday, I took a moment this weekend to reflect.  20 years ago, I entered my freshman year in high school – ready to make new friends and take on the world.  The journey since those days of a smile full of braces has…

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Don’t Hide. Celebrate!

I have tan, long legs with defined calves. I get them from my petite Japanese mother and tree-trunk-sturdy-calved Caucasian father. When I wear heels or workout shorts, my legs become a statement piece. So I don’t wear dresses with heels unless the occasion is incredibly appropriate. I hide my legs not because I think they’re…

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