Many of you know me as a professional speaker. I am! But I am also an occupational therapist. I still practice in my field in the SHOP program, a branch of my business. Many years ago while treating illness, injury and disease in both the field of mental and physical health, I realized that prevention […]

Release or Re-Live…..

“So tell me what are you scared of”? “Everything”. That was me. That was my answer to that question years ago. No one would ever have guessed that of me. I was highly efficient, happy, friendly, outgoing and successful. And terrified. I woke every morning, hours before my alarm with a pounding heart and a […]

Take It All Off!

For you avid gardeners out there, you understand the necessity of pruning trees and shrubs, taking off the dead wood to get the greatest beauty in your yard or garden. For certain species and in certain climates, there is a right time and a wrong time to remove dead wood from a tree. Often times […]

It’s Not THAT Bad…Or Is It?

If you are familiar with the story of The Boiled Frog, you know what I’m about to refer to. If you aren’t familiar with it, it goes like this. The boiling frog is a fable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is […]

FUN. A 3 Letter F-Word?

Do you remember the most fun workplace you ever worked? Do you remember when innocent fun at work made you want to go to work? Do you remember having a best friend at work? When did things change or, have they? So many questions with interesting answers. I remember workplaces where fun ruled and the […]

You’ve Got the Power!

Do you ever think about what you say? I mean really think about it? Sure, there are conversations where we choose our words wisely (think about a conversation with your boss, or a police officer). But what about the words you say to yourself…? We all have an internal dialogue and if we were really […]


I think I can, I think I can, I think I can….. “I can’t.” What a powerful statement. I hear this everywhere, from my clients, my audiences, my friends, my family. I have even been known to use these words myself. But that was before I knew better…… What does “I can’t” mean?  I can’t turn […]

CONTAGIOUS: Is ENERGY the New Currency?

Have you ever wondered what draws you to certain people? Is it similar interests, personality, their “look”? You’ve had this experience before…someone walks into a room and you feel like the life has been sucked out of you. Alternately, you have a conversation with someone and leave the conversation feeling positive and energized. Why is […]

GUEST BLOG! Fierce Females

This article was written by Brittany J. L. May and originally appeared on What is it that empowers you most? Well as cliché as it sounds, helping people is what empowers me! When I feel like I am making a difference to someone, I feel like I am living my purpose. What is it that […]