FREEDOM FROM EMPTY
Are you running on empty? When you are empty, you have nothing to give--to yourself, to your work, to your family, to your community, to the world. At best, you are not able to live up to your full potential. At worst, you crash and burn; perhaps losing everything you have spent years working for.
Leaders who are running on empty make critical mistakes. Those mistakes have ripple effects both professionally and personally.
Many of us spend our lives chasing our definition of success, only to find ourselves exhausted, burned out, physically and/or mentally ill, and unable to enjoy our lives. Somewhere along the way, we have lost touch with who we are and what we need. And yet, we feel stuck in perpetual motion. Overwhelmed. Helpless. On a runaway train with our foot lashed to the accelerator.
You don't have to live this way. And you don't have to do it alone.
Get unstuck. Less anxiety. Less overwhelm.
Find clarity. Reclaim your life. Reconnect with your purpose and passion. Restore your energy.
At the end of this journey, you will be a stronger, more resilient, more effective leader and human.
We may have a sneaking suspicion that something in our lives isn’t working for us, and yet we are afraid to ask ourselves what that might be. Part of us believes “it” cannot be better or different anyway. We have to give ourselves space to breathe into the question--what in our lives may no longer be serving us? If we aren’t willing to ask that question, we will be unable to identify and create the changes in our lives that will better align the way we live and work with our well-being. We might be able to address some of the symptoms, but not the root causes. In this episode, I explore the beliefs and fears that may cause us to resist even asking ourselves this life-giving question.
EPISODE 4: Hold Space for healing
Our human capacity for denial is a survival mechanism that sometimes serves us well; holding unimaginable pain or seemingly unbearable things somewhere away from our hearts and minds until we are able to process them safely. And yet, unprocessed emotions also make us sick--physically and mentally ill.
In a world where we are taught to fear the "other" and in fact encouraged to do so by people who seek power and influence, our inability to recognize our shared humanity--to deny the human experience--is making us, our families, our communities, our country and the world very, very ill.
This episode explores a simple, yet powerful practice that allows for healing to begin.
I have had a long career in the for-profit and non-profit sectors as a leader, CEO, attorney, mentor and volunteer. I have awards and acknowledgements that I am proud of, but those accolades are only part of my story.