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Why Acknowledging Yourself Matters

Most of us are familiar with gratitudes and have picked up a gratitude practice at one point or another. We remind ourselves to be grateful for things, people, situations etc. in order to appreciate all the things we have and to get in the habit on focusing on the positive rather than the negative. And […]

Why Do So Many Competent Women NOT Become Leaders?

I just read this very interesting article in the Harvard Business Review: “Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?”  I think the even more important question to ask is: “Why do so many competent women (and men) NOT become leaders?” The author, Professor of Business Psychology Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, argues that the reason is that […]

Confidence Comes from Appreciating the Beauty of Your Texture

“Confidence doesn’t come from thinking you’re perfect or flawless. That’s arrogance. Confidence comes from appreciating the beauty of your texture.” ~Jeanette Walls I love the idea of seeing what we might normally call our “flaws”, “weaknesses” or “faults” as part of our texture that makes us who we are and is part of our beauty. […]


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