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The place I string together words to figure stuff out.

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The Power of Being Small.

There was something about my experience in the fjords of Norway that felt particularly powerful, but I was struggling to put my finger on it.

I was reminded of how little I was—without handing over my power.
I got to experience how I didn’t matter in that moment—even as I did.
I got to access how I was just a speck of dust in the world—as I took up space in it.

That unexpected gift of feeling inconsequential got me thinking about thing we often say to each other as women—don’t play small—almost like a command.

Here’s a different take on that…

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Recent Posts

Photo by Photo of rhino by David Clode on Unsplash

Thick skin is not the answer for women leaders

What do we even call this place we find ourselves? We used to say these were “interesting times” and used words like wild, unprecedented, and surprising. Then it moved to “disruptive” and we started to use words like rising, woke and allies. Now I hear us talk about “profoundly disturbing”, …

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People dancing at a concert.

The Answer to Every Question

Sometimes I think the answer to every question is this: Music. How do I get unstuck? Music. How do I know what I want? Music. How will I know which way to go? Music. Why does it matter? Music. What do I wear? Music. What’s happening to me? Music. How …

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Stairs with exit sign.

Why Elevator Pitches Aren’t for Me

The thing is, I hate elevators. I just do. That might be a random way to start, but that one realization struck me right between the eyes this week and you know why?  I’ve never had an elevator pitch. And truth be told I’ve always felt some shame about it, …

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Categories

Women Leading

Head in here if you’re wondering what being a woman has to do with leadership—and why acknowledging that matters. This is where I explore women’s ways of leading while also making space for the feminine in all of us.

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Change + Transition

These posts explore living and leading in turbulent times. This is where the behavioral scientist in me intersects with activism and social justice, offering perspectives and tools to navigate change—and move the needle.

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Lael Stories

Dive into these intimate stories from my own life—in all my various roles—and see how I make sense of my world as I’m living it. Writing is how I figure myself out, and these posts are like breadcrumbs along my path.

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Creativity + Making

Dig in and get messy with me as the artist in me plays at the intersections of making and moving. I’ll show you how creativity is a birthright, not a skill—and how making art and wandering can be key to feeling our way forward.

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Cycles + Seasons

Come inside and remember what we’ve forgotten about living in the natural world. Discover simple ways to plug back into your truth, yield to what’s natural, and design a life that is more round and less linear—and exhausting.

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Spirituality + Magic

Head in here if you’re curious about divinity, metaphysics or how to bring more sacredness and ritual into everyday living. This is the place where I explore the non-traditional, heretical and earth-based practices that root us as we reach.

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Community Favorites

A Letter To Myself in 2019:
Of Course You’re A Racist

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Women Are “In Position”

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Women’s Stories Matter—To All Of Us

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Power: Pure And Simple

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Running Over My Rabbit. Repeatedly.

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You Go First

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Catching & Releasing My Shame

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Yes, And…

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The (Re)Birth of a Nation

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