Primed & Penned

Words that will grow wings

Reading words can sometimes be more preferable than speaking them or hearing them.

Sometimes we need our own mental voice to focus and truly see the possibilities in front of us, instead of talking over them. I enjoy penning these possibilities in my blog and hope that if something resonates with you, or you have further thoughts, you’ll feel welcomed in contacting me personally.
I hope that as you peruse through these penned thoughts, that are sometimes dotted with tough love, you’ll feel the freedom that you are searching for begin to come into focus.

And you don’t have to feel powerless against it Lately I’ve been speaking a lot about burnout. I’ve talked about the signs and symptoms of burnout, how perfectionism leads to burnout, and how culture contributes to burnout. I’ve also shared strategies to help you claim sovereignty...

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...the key is to be intentional about how much time you have - and what to do with it Do you remember a time in your life when you yearned for opportunity? Think back a year, or three, or ten. If you’re like most women, you...

Sometimes it takes a change in environment to change your perspective. For me it was the island of Ibiza in Spain. Lined with pristine beaches and home to a number of quaint, secluded villages, Ibiza was the perfect place to reconnect with myself. My intention was...

We need our friends and family. They form the pulse of our happiness by presenting a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold. In a world where 40% of American adults report feeling lonely, there is no question that a strong social network is...