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The Power of Using Your Voice

The Power of Using Your Voice

What’s burstin’ this month? BOUNDARIES. First, Happy 4th of July to all Americans. AND … no matter where you reside in the world, let’s use today as a reminder to honor your freedom and to use your voice. Your voice is powerful. It impacts the conversation, your relationships, your future. How you use your voice […]

The Secrets to a Lasting Relationship

The Secrets to a Lasting Relationship

My parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this month. My mom swears that part of the secret sauce in their marriage is that my dad makes her laugh. He swears she still has the butt of a nineteen-year-old! They both agree that lust, laughter, learning, shared values and mutual respect has been and still […]

How to Practice Body Acceptance

How to Practice Body Acceptance

What’s shakin’ & bakin’ this month? All things body. Yep… we’re going there. Shape, size, health, societal influence and more. Everything from our curves, scars and stretchmarks to why body positivity picked up mainstream momentum, but body acceptance, eh, not so much. This month we’re exploring the topic: Bodies Beautiful. Against the backdrop of a […]

How to stop body policing and body shaming

How to stop body policing and body shaming

Many ideals of beauty are racist and exclusive. Time and time again society places an emphasis on being thin, small, dainty. It’s as if the real message is, “Ladies, we’d really like you to take up less space.” Reality check: A healthy Great Dane, no matter how much she diets, will never be the size […]

How to Protect Your Mental Health: 2 Magical Phrases for Taking Your Power Back

How to Protect Your Mental Health: 2 Magical Phrases for Taking Your Power Back

I was coaching a woman a few weeks ago who was suffering. She was overwhelmed by the demands of her job, the headlines on her phone, the under-developed brain of her sixteen-year-old daughter, and she was just about to dive into another toxic situation when I shared two Magical Phrases. She immediately started laughing AND […]

Do you know how to listen to your intuition?

Do you know how to listen to your intuition?

What’s brewin’ this month? Your inner knowing, that’s what. It’s bubbling up from the inside to whisper your truth. Have you had a hunch lately? Maybe you needed to avoid something or pick up the phone and call a friend? Each of us possesses a powerful guidance system within us – our Intuition. The more […]

How to Prioritize You: 2 Ideas for the Good Kind of Selfish

How to Prioritize You: 2 Ideas for the Good Kind of Selfish

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I’m sharing two quick tips, reminders, perspectives, kicks-in-the-pants – whatever phrase you need me to say to make these items sticky. Prioritize YOU first… every month. Every day. Tip #1 – Monthly: First, let’s get realz. As much as I’d like to say, “Before you slot in the […]

How to Handle Life Challenges: Growth is Not a Punishment

How to Handle Life Challenges: Growth is Not a Punishment

I was coaching a woman last month when she said, “I could use a break from life’s lessons.” I get it. I know you get it too. Sometimes it feels like the Universe is pummeling us with her lessons, and we just need a moment of reprieve. A moment to breathe. Been there! For some […]

How to Deal with Difficult People: 2 Choices When You’ve Reached Your Limit

How to Deal with Difficult People: 2 Choices When You’ve Reached Your Limit

As y’all know, it’s Stress Awareness month so I want to share something useful & practical for helping you reduce your stress. Especially as it relates to the stress caused by another human. I was recently coaching a biz owner when the conversation shifted from professional to personal. Her teenage son was making some poor […]

The Wardrobe We Wear

The Wardrobe We Wear

What’s shakin’ this month?! Everything fashion. Starting with, when you look in your closet today do you love everything in it? As Marie Kondo would ask, does every item spark joy, or do you wear 20% of your wardrobe over and over? How do you think & feel about clothes? A. I love fashion and […]

Why You Should Embrace Your Scars

Why You Should Embrace Your Scars

I use to bury my scars. Also known as past hurts, wounds, major life hiccups. If I didn’t talk about them – then technically – they didn’t really exist. Until someone else would bring them up. Out of the blue. As a joke. As a moment of reflection. It always unnerved me. Someone else talking […]

1 Strategy for Dealing with Envy

1 Strategy for Dealing with Envy

Ever experience a skosh of envy? You’re sooo not alone. Envy is a natural feeling as a part of our human design. When integrated in a healthy manner it propels us forward. It can be a driver toward goals and help us expand our capacity & potential– a big component of Self-leadership. Envy is not […]

How to Make Real Connections

How to Make Real Connections

Real connection doesn’t come from: Number of likes Number of followers Number of hours spent scrolling Real connection is generated in: Conversation Shared experiences Feeling heard and understood When you invest in real connection you’re restored and refueled. Anything you’d add? Cyber safe hugs, AmyK I invite you to learn more. Join us at www.shegetsit.com […]

Exploring “sliding door” moments

Exploring “sliding door” moments

Have you heard the phrase “Sliding doors?” It’s been used to describe the inflection points in life where we make decisions that alter our destiny. The term became wildly popular from a movie of the same name starring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah. Gwyneth plays a young woman named Helen who misses the train. The […]

2 Magical Phrases for Difficult Conversations

2 Magical Phrases for Difficult Conversations

My mind was blown away last night. Seriously. Poof. ? I fell into the internet vortex b/c sleep eluded me. I was peacefully scrolling through reels when I saw this woman folding a fitted sheet. So PERFECTLY. Her skill made me click WATCH AGAIN. I was dumbfounded at how easily and precisely she did it. […]

Two badass women you’ll want to know

Two badass women you’ll want to know

Hey, there! AmyK here. When we were little we were taught, “Sharing is caring!” These days, most of us want people to STOP sharing a few things. Stop sharing your germs, your cranky ‘tude, and your doom and gloom predictions. BUT, we still love it when people share something AMAZING… such as a beauty product […]

Reasons Why You Should Love Yourself

Reasons Why You Should Love Yourself

Hello, Luv! Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or couple’d up, off the dating scene, or on the lookout, let’s have a for-realz loving moment – just between you and me. The best, very best gift you’ll ever receive on Valentine’s Day is the love and acceptance you give yourself. Full stop. Loving yourself is […]

How to Give and Receive Apologies

How to Give and Receive Apologies

Ever receive an apology that was sincere, so sincere, it made you cry? Ever receive an apology that left you feeling as empty as their “not-sorry-at-all” eye-roll while they mumbled, “Sorry.” The Power & Art of Apology is this month’s She Gets It class. Apologies, done right, can right a wrong and create a sacred […]

Situations That Change the Way You Think

Situations That Change the Way You Think

Hey, there! AmyK here. Life is full of unexpected mini-moments that become mega-magical. These moments open us up to flashes of insight, new ways of seeing things and new ways of being. For me, some of these moments have come from living with teenage girls, from teaching in Shanghai to quitting a job. Some of […]

Defining & Implementing Successful Self-Leadership Strategies at Work

Defining & Implementing Successful Self-Leadership Strategies at Work

An empowered employee is a contributing employee.  When empowered employees are skilled at implementing Self-leadership strategies they create a more cohesive, productive, and engaged workforce. Too often though,  it’s a lofty pie-in-the-sky idea that is hard to nail down into actionable strategies. Which is exactly why in this article, I’m outlining three actionable Self-leadership strategies, […]

When Women Are The Storytellers

When Women Are The Storytellers

Writers, theologians, professors and historians have often said history is a list or a study in surprises. What’s not surprising is that history is recorded by men. Men have told the story of humankind for thousands of years… men have told the story of women. “But when women are the storytellers,” as Elizabeth Lesser writes, […]

Stop settling for mediocrity and ask yourself 3 questions

Stop settling for mediocrity and ask yourself 3 questions

Hey there, AmyK here! I’m reaching out with a quick public service announcement. Stop settling. It’s the kiss of emotional death. It’s the stuff that dashes dreams. It’s the pernicious betrayal to your spirit that truncates the beauty and possibility of your life. Do I need to go on? Sadly, I do. Just last month […]

How to make the new year better

How to make the new year better

Let’s get realz. The #1 thing to make 2022 different – and waaay better – is a wiser YOU. Truth. Every day is a chance to wake up and “get it” a little more. Get more certain and confident about your next decisions. Get more of what you want with less stress & greater ease. […]

Self-Leadership & Work Engagement

Self-Leadership & Work Engagement

Self-leadership is the unsung hero of your organization’s success. As I discussed in a recent article, practicing Self-leadership means consciously actualizing your highest potential. It’s choosing a life of pleasure and purpose and sustaining the subsequent behaviors needed to live it and live it well. Once you truly embrace and invest in Self-leadership, you’ll receive […]

Self-Leadership at Work Starts With You

Self-Leadership at Work Starts With You

We can all recognize a good leader when we see one, but defining which qualities and practices make for a brilliant leader is often debated. However, there’s one characteristic and practice that’s a game changer.  It’s the one element that is present in the most stellar leaders any of us study or are lucky enough […]

50@50 launches TODAY!

50@50 launches TODAY!

50@50 launches TODAY! Whoohoo! Join us as we answer a myriad of curious, irreverent, provocative, fun and insightful questions… 1 per week for the next 50 weeks. Check out what Jenny asked that is launching this whole series. It’s FREE too! You can watch these videos right here on YouTube. [PLEASE SUBSCRIBE – it makes a […]

Choose to replace assumptions with questions

Choose to replace assumptions with questions

Too often we’re quick to label & put people in boxes.   Why?   Because it’s easier.   And lazier.   And it definitely makes some folks way more comfortable.   “Ah, you’re an XYZer. “   Or…   “Ah, you like XYZ.”   “Now I can file you away as an XYZ type.”   […]

2 truths around the practice of gratitude

2 truths around the practice of gratitude

Thanksgiving in the United States is just days away, and while gratitude is a hot topic and practice year round, it gets special attention this week. Sometimes there’s a lot of confusion around the practice of gratitude. High-achievers and go-getters get stymied between being grateful for their blessings and wanting more. 1. You can be […]

1 question to ponder about art in your life

1 question to ponder about art in your life

You. Were. Born. To. Express. Yourself. Yesterday, we had a brilliant class on The Arts and how important it is to our personal health, societal health and global health to invite art into our lives as well as to create it. When we creatively channel our energies we all benefit. So here’s one of the […]

Choose to show up for yourself daily

Choose to show up for yourself daily

My heart is full today. As our kitchens fill with great smells over this long Thanksgiving holiday in the USA, I encourage all of you, no matter where you reside in the world, to take a look around and savor the blessings you have. It’s been a tough two years for the majority of us […]

Expressing yourself creatively

Expressing yourself creatively

Maya Angelou once shared, “You Can’t Use Up Creativity. The More You Use the More You Have.”   I’m with Maya. Creativity begets creativity.   And we’re often way more creative than we realize.   Expressing creativity isn’t limited to painting & drawing.   Think how we design our lives – everywhere.   Think cooking, […]

Art opens the mind

Art opens the mind

“I needed to ‘get’ this.” These are the words I often think when I hear, read or see something that widens my perspective and deepens my understanding. So often we need to expand the optics of our limited viewpoint. And the Arts help us to do so. Art gives meaning to our lives and helps […]

The healing power of the Arts

The healing power of the Arts

Some of the most beautiful songs, paintings, photographs and performances are born from heartache.   The Arts help us heal.   The Arts channel our emotions and allow us to express our inner state in ways that we cannot share otherwise.   Today, if your heart is heavy, if the weight of the world is resting […]

How art influences us

How art influences us

What’s shakin’ this month? Art. Design. Aesthetics. The Arts shape us. This month in Life in Art and Art in Life, we’re exploring how art influences the individual as well as societies by shaping opinions, translating experiences across space and time, and changing the tone and tenor of a conversation. When was the last time a song, […]

How do you find contentment in your life?

How do you find contentment in your life?

I’m in love with Ted Lasso. The show. The characters. The story lines. The jokes. The kindness. The feels. I am 100% content when I watch this show. But contentment is a rare commodity. Especially these days. Many of us hardly ever feel content. Yet… when we do, we experience renewed faith in ourselves. The […]

How to have self compassion in the dark of night

How to have self compassion in the dark of night

Sometimes, the feelings we avoided last year, last month, last week or yesterday, come bubbling up to the surface in the quiet hours of the night. They knock on our hearts and minds, demanding to be greeted. Sometimes, we are so hard on ourselves we let these feelings take over. Sometimes, we get so scared […]

Lean into your emotions

Lean into your emotions

Where and or with whom can you safely complain/ vent/ expunge/ process your emotions in a supported and healthy manner? If you have no place, or want to improve your supportive resources, how might you create a sacred space [with friend[s], a support group, partner, therapist, etcetera] that allows you to be truly seen, heard […]

Why expressing your emotions is not “woowoo”

Why expressing your emotions is not “woowoo”

We have more in common than we have differences, including our emotions, and the sooner we practice expressing our feelings – appropriately –  and allowing others to do the same, the sooner we increase our mental health, strengthen our relationships, improve our decision making and enhance our ability to create and adapt successfully. Empathic leaders […]

The benefits of expanding your emotional literacy

The benefits of expanding your emotional literacy

Emotions can be messy. Sometimes they make us say or do something we regret. Most adults prefer to shy away from even talking about them. When we deny emotions such as restlessness, irritation, anxiety, depression, pessimism, discouragement or hopelessness unwanted outcomes prevail. We become sick, we distract ourselves with drugs, alcohol, shopping or other addictive […]

How to help others feel understood

How to help others feel understood

Something magical happens when we feel understood. Empathy, as defined by Karla McLaren, author of The Art of Empathy, is the “social and emotional ability that helps you feel and understand the emotions, circumstances, intentions, thoughts, and needs of others, such that you can offer sensitive, perceptive and appropriate communication and support.” The world could […]

Communication advice for all of us

Communication advice for all of us

Talking poop today. Not mine. A dog’s. Ever give others advice you need to hear yourself?! Yep, I needed to practice what I preach this morning. Watch this video to hear about the lesson I needed to learn today. To communicating to connect! Hugs, AmyK  

Fundamental skills of EQ and Emotional Literacy

Fundamental skills of EQ and Emotional Literacy

It’s not always you. Some. People. Are. Taxing. Emotionally. Draining. Good news though – you CAN be empathic without letting them rob you of your mojo. And remember… almost 99% of the time, it’s really NOT about you, it’s a reflection of what’s going on with them. Do you know the 4 fundamental skills of […]

3 questions to help you stop settling for less

3 questions to help you stop settling for less

I had a raw conversation with a client last week about the subversive nature of mediocrity taking over his business of late. His culture is beginning to erode and he was settling for less than what he was worthy of expecting & requesting. We got into a deep self-leadership conversation on the concept of settling. When […]

How to tap into your emotions

How to tap into your emotions

Wouldn’t it be awesome if your emotions could make you wiser beyond measure. Good news! They can. Emotions are gifts. They’re here to teach us. Becoming Emotionally Enlightened, that is, expanding your emotional literacy and your empathic skills, learning how to channel your emotions and work with them – instead of repressing or suppressing them […]

Expand your emotional intelligence

Expand your emotional intelligence

What’s brewin’ this month? Becoming Emotionally Enlightened and Feeling all The Feels Ever have a hard time expressing your emotions? Ever lose your temper with someone who was just plain exasperating? Ever feel a twinge of envy when someone else seemed to be experiencing success so easily, so seamlessly? Ever look at someone you love […]

Tell yourself stories that help you

Tell yourself stories that help you

We’re wired to love a good story. From the initial hook to the happy or surprise ending, we love to hear about conflict and triumph. And when the ending is sad our hearts hurt. We share national stories. We share family stories. We share personal stories. Sometimes, they’re a single sentence: Wedding dress, never worn. […]

Journaling prompt for self-reflection

Journaling prompt for self-reflection

Drop a journal, book or pen emoji below if any of the following resonates with you: – You like provocative questions – Journaling is an important part of your growth [i.e. sanity] – A hot beverage and some quiet time is a bit blissful I see your emojis! I get it! I totally relate! ? […]

What story do you need to let go of?

What story do you need to let go of?

I love what I do! I really do. Not blowin’ smoke at ya. I get the privilege of helping leaders around the globe become the BEST and HIGHEST versions of themselves so they can beautifully influence and impact all those they serve. Including themselves. Yep, it’s one of the big reasons I smile. A LOT. […]

1 question to ask yourself the next time you get triggered

1 question to ask yourself the next time you get triggered

I’m still reflecting on this month’s call. With everything going on in the world, I’m witnessing more and more how so many of us REACT through old filters, rather than responding to the present moment. Take a deep breath the next time you’re quick to get triggered or quick to feel resistant or defensive. How […]

Helpful tips & strategies for letting go

Helpful tips & strategies for letting go

Well that was a blast! It’s so VALIDATING to connect with other women who say, “Oh, yeah, that’s hard for me too!” So many times we feel like we’re the only ones. Yesterday’s conversation was fun, funny and oh-so-helpful. The level of engagement was HIGH and wow, did we cover a lot of helpful tips […]

What does “letting go” look like?

What does “letting go” look like?

DOH! Well, that was a dumb-ass move. Can you relate?! Look, we’re all human. We all make mistakes. We all misstep, but sometimes forgiving ourselves is not so easy. Sometimes we beat ourselves up. Unnecessarily so. TOMORROW, we’re talking all things LETTING GO & SELF-FORGIVENESS. Here’s a sneak peek into what I’m sharing in tomorrow’s […]

Tools to make letting go easier & less stressful

Tools to make letting go easier & less stressful

We’re sippin’ as we connect with “sass” this month! Ann Landers, the famous advice columnist once shared, “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” What a brilliant and […]

HOW to let go physically, mentally and emotionally

HOW to let go physically, mentally and emotionally

In this Coffee, Cocktails and Conversation class we’re exploring HOW to let go. The term “letting go” is tossed around quite a bit…but what does it even mean? Sure, we can let go of outfits that don’t fit or old receipts we no longer need, but what about the desires and hopes for fitting back […]

How to let go of what no longer serves you

How to let go of what no longer serves you

For some of us, letting go is hard. Sometimes, it’s really hard. And for anyone who can clean out a closet faster than Marie Kondo, letting go isn’t just about that pair of jeans. Which are you? A. Letting go is easy peasy. The lighter the better. B. Letting go can be easy and hard. […]

Ever have a hard time with letting something or someone go?

Ever have a hard time with letting something or someone go?

What’s stirrin this month? Letting Go & Self Forgiveness! Ever have a hard time with the thought of letting something or someone go? You’re not alone! I get it! There are so many things we might need to let go of: Chaos and confusion. A prior relationship. That pair of jeans. That expectation. A loss. […]

A GREAT Way to Retain Top Talent

A GREAT Way to Retain Top Talent

Hey, there! AmyK here with a simple & brilliant question to help you retain your top talent after a crazy nineteen months. What does your workforce need in order to feel loyal and operate at a sustained level of high-performance? Watch this video to find out. Hugs, AmyK Investing in and retaining top talent is […]

What it means to be whole

What it means to be whole

Superheroes need to sleep. Planes need to land. Cars need to refuel or recharge. So do you. Imagine, taking the time and space to give yourself the gift of wholeness and peace. My Mastermind Program, She Gets It starts September 14th. Why should you join? Because it’s all about the most important conversations you can […]

3 great questions to encourage you to take a risk

3 great questions to encourage you to take a risk

Hey, there! AmyK here! I’m in the middle of a huge move, and I came across 3 questions that I tore out of a magazine years ago. They are great questions for encouraging us to step out and take a risk, even when it’s easier to avoid the discomfort. Watch this quick video for some […]

What does “aging with attitude” mean to you?

What does “aging with attitude” mean to you?

The term “aging gracefully” is tossed around quite a bit… but what does it even mean? Sure, we can exercise, eat fruits and veggies, refrain from smoking, limit our alcohol intake and ensure we all go to our graves well-preserved, but what about the art of living well and fully for a long time? Aging […]

How women flourish in an anti-aging culture

How women flourish in an anti-aging culture

Cheers to your bad-ass Self! Yesterday we had an INCREDIBLE conversation about aging, and whoa! We covered a HUGE spectrum of issues and laughed and cried and got realz!!! There’s so much pressure on HOW we age. How we look. How we sound. What we do. What we’ve done. Personally, I think we need to […]

1 tip for dealing with a past mistake

1 tip for dealing with a past mistake

Last week I was awake at 2am ruminating on past transgressions. Can you relate? My ‘lovely’ brain decided it needed to review a few not-so-hot things I did or said in years prior. It wasn’t a super long list, but it was an incriminating one. We’ve all got ‘em. AND, it’s not who we are. […]

2 Facts Every Biz Leader Needs to Know

2 Facts Every Biz Leader Needs to Know

Two facts every business leader needs to know in 2021. #1. Companies with women leaders significantly increase net margins.* * Leadership Research Institute * Peterson Institute for International Economics * McKinsey #2. Firms with higher percentages of women leaders and managers are more innovative.* * Accenture * Global Leadership Forecast 2018 * Southern Denmark University […]

Have you ever felt irrelevant?

Have you ever felt irrelevant?

In her well-acclaimed article, Invisible Woman Syndrome: Do You Have It, researcher Melanie Joosten discovered that many women feel more and more invisible as they age. It’s such a widely experienced phenomena that the Netflix show Grace and Frankie tackled it in one of their episodes. After actress Jane Fonda “loses her cool” from being […]

Aging in a youth-obsessed culture

Aging in a youth-obsessed culture

She looks good… for her age. What a way to ruin a compliment. How about just, “She looks great!” ? This month, we’re talking all things AGING. We live in a youth-obsessed culture. What about it do we resist, and what about it gets deep into our psyche? This month’s incredible LIVE global conversation is […]

How to be the best “me” you can be

How to be the best “me” you can be

We’re sippin’ as we connect with “sass” this month! Eartha Kitt once said, “I have never yearned to stay young, but rather to stay me. The me committed to embracing her uniqueness. The me who feels no shame in championing and cherishing herself. The me who accepts aging as a natural process, not a disease, […]

Exploring the impact of aging

Exploring the impact of aging

In this month’s Coffee, Cocktails and Conversation class we’re exploring the impact of aging on our bodies, our mind, our spirit, our desires, relationships, finances, freedoms and so much more. The term “aging gracefully” is tossed around quite a bit…but what does it even mean? Sure, we can exercise, eat fruits and veggies, refrain from […]

Great Tips for HOW to Take Your Power Back

Great Tips for HOW to Take Your Power Back

In this video I’m sharing the 4 drivers that can sabotage your success if not addressed, and the Jiu Jitsu technique of detachment so you can own your personal power. Emotional Intelligence is the #1 differentiator between good leaders and brilliant ones and the Self-leadership technique I share in this video is oh-so helpful! I […]

Which of these do you feel about aging?

Which of these do you feel about aging?

For some, the thought of grey hair makes ‘em cringe. For others, it means freedom. And in the pandemic, so many chose to go au natural and let the gray grow in, and wow, did it spark massive debate around the world! Which are you? A. Aging. That undesirable phenomenon that instantly dehydrates millions around […]

How we can age on our own terms

How we can age on our own terms

What’s brewin’ this month? The Art & Acts of Aging! Ever have a hard time with the thought of aging? You’re not alone! I get it! There are so many aspects to aging: Physical & Mental Health. Legal ramifications. Social. Societal. Personal outlook. Self-perception. And more! It’s often said aging is for the courageous, not […]

Why you should continue learning about yourself

Why you should continue learning about yourself

Drop a unicorn emoji below if any of the below is important to you: Creating happiness and peace Honoring the worth of your own voice Taking time to tune out the world Reflecting on your life while sippin’ a cup of tea, coffee, wine or a cocktail. I see your unicorns! Me too! In fact […]

Where to find understanding, acceptance, respect and love

Where to find understanding, acceptance, respect and love

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea, glass of wine or a cocktail and let’s have a quick connect. There’s a lovely rush in our heart when we feel understood. When we feel accepted. When we feel respected. When we feel loved. There’s an even bigger rush when this understanding, acceptance, respect and love comes […]

Why boundary setting is important

Why boundary setting is important

Boundaries create order. They protect us. They define and promote our identity. They keep our dignity intact. Boundaries are a highly effective communication skill, and they stem from and fuel a strong sense of self-worth. Ineffective communication of our boundaries leads to: loss of control and order which increases distractions & chaos. Ineffective boundary setting […]

How to communicate your rights & boundaries

How to communicate your rights & boundaries

A wise person once said, “If someone throws a fit because you set boundaries, it’s just more evidence the boundary is needed.” Boundaries reflect your rights. If you’re not sure exactly what constitutes a boundary, begin by asking yourself what you consider your rights to be. For example, you have the right to alone time. […]

Are your boundaries too rigid, too porous or just right?

Are your boundaries too rigid, too porous or just right?

Boundaries are like the porridge in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They can be too rigid, too porous or just right, as in healthy. Boundaries that are too rigid are often demonstrated by isolation and independence, not asking for help, zero flexibility, or having the attitude, “my way is the only way.” Boundaries that are […]

Do you do THIS to ensure acceptance and belonging?

Do you do THIS to ensure acceptance and belonging?

Have you ever been a little too generous because you didn’t want to appear “not nice?” Have you ever “caved” when you should have straightened your spine, because you were concerned about being labeled a bitch? Then you’re in the right spot. This month, we’re talking all things boundaries. Being nice is the Hallmark of […]

How might you set better boundaries?

How might you set better boundaries?

We’re toasting to boundaries this month! How might your life change if you were more confident with respect to setting boundaries? Boundaries affect every aspect of our lives. From our physical body and personal space to our beliefs and opinions, emotions, time, energy, sexuality, property, possessions, to our ethics and values. But sometimes it’s not […]

How to set boundaries with yourself

How to set boundaries with yourself

Saying “no” and “yes” to yourself is just as important as saying “no” and “yes” to others. Setting boundaries includes internal boundaries and how we manage the relationship we have with ourselves. Managing our time, energy, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, personal goals and commitments requires us to set limits and self-discipline ourselves. When we prioritize self-care […]

Do you ever say “yes” when you really want to say “no?”

Do you ever say “yes” when you really want to say “no?”

Do you ever say “yes” when you really want to say “no?” You’re not alone. So many women can relate. The question to ask ourselves is, “Why?” Are we being agreeable? Deferential? Are we afraid of confrontation? Is it because it’s so ingrained in our society that true femininity is about likeability? That to be […]

How might you prioritize what you truly love?

How might you prioritize what you truly love?

Raise your hand if you like any of the following: – Conversations with your girlfriends. – A good glass of bubbly, wine or something stronger. – A question that makes you really think. – An insight that blows your mind. I see your hand! Me too! In fact both of my hands and feet are […]

Embracing your personal truth post-pandemic

Embracing your personal truth post-pandemic

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea, glass of wine or something stronger and let’s have a quick chat about a thought many women are thinking right now. Is it okay to admit there are things I enjoyed during the pandemic? Many of us experienced radical transitions working from home, having kids at home, a […]

The importance of becoming your best self

The importance of becoming your best self

Some days we don’t get it. We miss the importance of becoming our best selves. Some days we criticize and judge. Others and ourselves. We betray our bodies. We berate them instead of embracing them. We let our negative thoughts spiral. Downward and downward. We try to control. Everything. Then the sun goes down, we […]

Do you love your body?

Do you love your body?

Life is hard. Getting to your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond… it ain’t for wussies! Yesterday’s LIVE, global conversations were so insightful, wise and funny. We dove into all things body positivity and not! What I’m learning, really learning, is that when women connect, share their truth and affirm other women, we make it a […]

Body acceptance is hard.

Body acceptance is hard.

Have you ever been on a diet? Have you ever wanted to slow down the aging process? Have you ever rubbed your hand over an aspect of your body and wished you could do something about it? Trick questions?! Nope, just honest and relatable ones. Body acceptance is hard. Full stop. And we need to […]

How to cultivate a positive body image

How to cultivate a positive body image

How might our lives change if we were more body confident? Cultivating a positive body image is not about seeing, saying or believing that we look fabulous every moment of the day. It’s about accepting ourselves, just as we are, in this moment. Curves. Stretchmarks. Hair. Scars. Wrinkles. And all. But it’s not easy. Society […]

Difficult to accept and appreciate your body?

Difficult to accept and appreciate your body?

Get a boob job? Not get a boob job? So many women ponder this choice. As a small chested gal, I asked myself these questions for years! In the early 2000s, when I lived in Atlanta, I dated a guy who told his friends, “The next girl I date will have bigger boobs.” I said […]

1 question to support your body image

1 question to support your body image

You never hated your body until somebody else told you that your body wasn’t good enough. Serena Williams, tennis player and winner of 23 grand slam single titles, shared, “Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.” Different IS […]

Why we should identify our emotions

Why we should identify our emotions

Feeling a wide spectrum of emotions lately? You’re not alone. Identifying EACH emotion helps you fully process what you’re experiencing so you can move through it rather than repress it. To honoring your human experience. All of it. Hugs, AmyK

FREE Guide: Reconnecting with ourselves & others

FREE Guide: Reconnecting with ourselves & others

Imagine having the ideal set of communication skills to break down barriers, inspire action, heal relationships, solve problems and create real connection. What if you had the confidence and courage to share your ideas, speak with conviction and honor the worth of your own voice? You’d be unstoppable: both brilliant in business and happy in […]

Wisdom of the body

Wisdom of the body

This month we’re talking all things intuition. AND OUR CONVERSATIONS ROCKED! Women, we are so so wise. Wiser than we know. I’m still thinking about last week’s conversations in my daily activities today because SO MUCH GREAT INSIGHT was shared. We dove into all the knowledge our bodies contain. I know, I know, you’re super […]

How to create and sustain true happiness

How to create and sustain true happiness

Four definitions for how to create and sustain true happiness lead to one fundamental choice. You in? Tal Ben-Shahar, creator of the most popular course in Harvard’s history, teaches that happiness resides at the intersection of purpose and pleasure. He encourages us to choose a path of meaning and enjoy the journey along the way. […]

Get in touch with your heart and gut

Get in touch with your heart and gut

If you could heighten your intuition, in what current areas of your life would you value its input? Where might your inner wisdom help you the most today? Intuition, a sixth sense of knowing, is so important to living your life with greater ease, it’s why we’re talking about how to get in touch with […]

Our intuition is like a muscle

Our intuition is like a muscle

Lisa Prosen says, “Our intuition is like a muscle, we must practice listening to it and trusting its wisdom.” How do you strengthen your intuition muscle so peace comes easily? Our next LIVE conversation is this Wednesday, May 19th. To get access to the weekly Contemplative Guides for journaling and to join the monthly LIVE […]

Acknowledge your heart wisdom

Acknowledge your heart wisdom

You were born with intuition, an inner voice, and like many adults with a “practical” education, you’ve learned to dismiss it, discount it or completely ignore it. But it’s an intelligence, a sixth sense, that shouldn’t be ignored. Maybe you had one of those “hunches” years ago that helped you “dodge a bullet.” Perhaps your […]

Honoring Mothers

Honoring Mothers

Today we celebrate and honor motherhood, with all of its trials and triumphs. To all the moms who pour their hearts and souls into the hardest job on the planet, we thank you. We are so grateful for your strength and fortitude. Big, big hugs! And a special thanks to my mom. To showing me […]

Trust your intuition

Trust your intuition

What’s brewin’ this month? Your inner knowing, that’s what. It’s bubbling up from the inside to whisper your truth. Have you had a hunch lately? Maybe you needed to avoid something or pick up the phone and call a friend? Each of us possesses a powerful guidance system within us – our intuition. The more […]

Listen to your inner voice

Listen to your inner voice

Have you ever noticed, in hindsight, your Inner Teacher was trying to share a lesson before you learned it the hard way? You possess a powerful guidance system within you – your intuition. Some call it a sixth sense. Some call it your highest intelligence. I call it your truth. At a cellular level your […]

1 way to act more loving toward others

1 way to act more loving toward others

With all that’s going on in the world… I thought we could all use a reminder that beauty still blooms. Especially from our words and actions. I had a tough decision this week… and I chose love. Sure, it would have been easier to do the selfish thing, but when you stop and ask yourself, […]

The best accessories are confidence & courage

The best accessories are confidence & courage

This month we’re talking all things wardrobe. From how clothes can affect your mood to how they’re used as status symbols, and how fashion creates an enormous economic engine with good and bad consequences. For women, it’s often said the best accessories are confidence & courage as we head out to challenge the status quo […]

The psychology of wardrobe & fashion

The psychology of wardrobe & fashion

According to Statista, the global apparel market is projected to grow in value from 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars in 2020 to about 2.25 trillion dollars by 2025, showing that the demand for clothing and shoes is on the rise around the world. This number is staggering which is why we’re talking about fashion, style and […]

How clothes influence our behaviors

How clothes influence our behaviors

Vera Wang says, “A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.” What clothes are you wearing when you feel most like yourself? This month we’re talking all things wardrobe. What clothes say TO you. What clothes say ABOUT you. How clothes influence our behaviors. Good & Bad. Oh yes, it’s […]