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Gratitude, Grit & Connection


Welcome to my blog.


The purpose and focus of this space is exploring gratitude, grit and connection. Because when I think about what matters most to me, what I want to share and cultivate, this is what orients me. Gratitude, grit and connection enhances our ability to persist when things get complicated or sloppy, take risks which make life more worthwhile, and recover when we are most vulnerable. Each of these attributes can be developed in abundance.


I love what I do and I want to share some of the wisdom I've gained - from the families I have worked with and from the curiosity I have about people, their stories and the world around us. Both my professional and personal connections help me continue to work on showing up in a way that is meaningful, authentic and engaged. And exploring new ways to understand ourselves and our relationships is a lifelong process. Here's what it comes down to: I am interested, enthusiastic and engaged and I have a lot to share. I'm passionate about what there is to be learned. I also read and listen to experts I think are really smart and will pass on their insights and ideas. We always have the opportunity to grow, which can be uncomfortable. And sometimes it's also pretty difficult becoming our best self, but that's also a good thing to be talking about. I could play it safe, sharing expertise in the confines of my office without sharing too much of myself. Sharing a little more of myself as we dig into issues may be a better way to connect though, and is an acknowledgement that we are all in this together. All struggling to try to get it right - imperfectly but doggedly. I hope in some small but satisfying way this blog will:


• be an extension of my gratitude for the intimacy of my work and relationships

• acknowledge our many shared experiences and bolster our collective grit

• strengthen our connections with each other and the world around us. So let's get to it.