What My Son Has Taught Me About Hope

I’ve written about allowing yourself to sit in negative emotions. I have shared with you the importance of self-care. I speak for a living about proactively building resilience. But today…I want to talk about HOPE. There is a long-established, measurable science around hope. According to the research, high hope individuals do not react in the same way to barriers as low hope individuals, instead they view barriers as challenges to overcome.

Emotional Resilience Starts with Vulnerability

Emotional Resilience Starts with Vulnerability

Emotional Resilience Starts with Vulnerability In my TEDxTalk, I tell a story about a video I saw by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski explaining how lobsters grow. When a lobster grows, its shell becomes constricting and uncomfortable. The shell doesn’t grow with the lobster, so in order to grow the lobster has to shed its shell to…

When Being Strong is the Only Choice You Have

When was the last time you put yourself out there and risked being completely vulnerable? This was a question Brene’ Brown asked at the Texas Conference for Women, where I had the honor to speak about harnessing the power of resilience. I often talk about vulnerability and courage because I believe they lie at the heart of resilience. My journey started with my son, Evan.