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Winter called. She’s on her way.

My experience of winter for most of my life has been dread, panic, and defensiveness. I used to see winter as the enemy. I needed to hold my line or else engage in mortal combat.

Many, like me, are cultivating a different—dare I say better?—relationship to winter this year. They’re EAGER for it. Hungry, even. Their eyes light up and their souls do a little happy dance of anticipation as they prepare to drop into the invitation of winter with wild abandon.

It’s like winter wants to have a conversation with us, and now she’s finally got our attention…

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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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Recent Posts

How to live—and lead—in the mess

I’ve been thinking about how hard it is to lead in transition. Indeed, what we now call “hard” would have been deemed “impossible” even two short years ago—pre-pandemic. Most of my 1:1 clients are senior leaders in organizations and are at the helm, steering across vast oceans with what feels …

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Winter called. She’ll be here soon.

I used to dread winter. I get cold really easily. I have struggled with depression in the past. I’m a social creature who loves long summer days. I prefer bare feet over boots. I love the feeling of warm sun on my skin. So naturally, my relationship to winter used …

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Harvest Time, Witches

Want a bit of context for this post? Listen to me reading the email I sent out to my subscribers last week to prime the pump for this. If you like what you hear, you can get in on this action by entering your email in the red box to …

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Fiery missives. Stories with heart. Fresh perspectives. Nutrient-rich field notes.

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