Sometimes life isn't perfect. Let's be honest... it rarely is. 

Sometimes we have bad days, bad weeks or bad months... and sometimes we just need a Pep Talk.

These short videos are designed to provide insight, perspective and tools to help you with whatever it is your are facing in your life. From self-doubt to fear of failure, to feeling alone, each talk is created with the intention of lifting you up, even if it is just for a moment and to remind you that you matter. Enjoy! 

ActivatEE is an opportunity to share ideas, stories and lessons to inspire and empower others to find their voice and their own story within themselves that they want to share. This talk is about taking imperfect action to become the person you want to be and get out of your own way.

Mini pep talk on the challenges we face when we have conflicting beliefs - how to be aware of them and what to do about them.

Mini Pep talk time on Finding Your Flow

Mini pep talk on how to create your life by design rather than by default.

It's time for a mini pep talk on the are of letting go of perfection - this is hard for me especially as a recovering perfectionist. Enjoy!

Sometimes we all need a pep talk! Even me! This one is about being compassionate with yourself and loving the hard moments.

Pep talk on when things don't work out and how you can use that as fuel instead of letting it stop you!

It's pep talk time!! Almost 3 months ago I resigned from my job and I have 2 weeks left in a position I have been in for over five years. Interestingly enough, this year my word of the year was FREEDOM.

Are you hitting the snooze button on your life? This week I encourage you to reflect on the past year and think about what you've accomplished and how you have grown and evolved. I invite you to share a celebration and a frustration from your year below! Let's make 2016 Awesome!

This is all about not waiting to be happy once you get something or accomplish something. It's thinking about goal setting in a new way from what we want to accomplish to how we want to feel and creating more of those experiences everyday.

Hey there!! It's Wednesday and it's time for some inspiration in the form of spoken word to help you remember how incredibly amazing you are - to remind yourself that you can make a difference everyday in small ways.

Hey everyone! It's Wednesday again! I just want to say thank you so much for watching these pep talks over the past few months. It's been super fun for me and I am grateful for all your love and support.

Hey there! In this weeks mini pep talk I make a confession to all of you. I think it's important to acknowledge that sometimes life is hard or we feel down or discouraged. I share my three step process of what to do when you are in a funk.

t is courageous to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. It connects people and it brings them together. I encourage us all to create more spaces and places that help us connect with each other in real and meaningful ways. When people feel heard, seen and loved...

Happy Wednesday!! Today's mini pep talk is all about not waiting to be happy once you get something or accomplish something. It's about thinking about goal setting in a new way from what we want to accomplish to how we want to feel and creating more of those experiences everyday.

Today is a day to let go of anything you have been hanging on to for the past year. It's about letting go of grudges you have held on to towards other people and forgiving yourself for being beautifully imperfect. May this new year bring you joy, love, health, happiness, fulfillment, and well-being. Shana Tova.

WOOT! WOOT! It's Wednesday!! This weeks mini pep talk is about being the hero of your own story. What is your call to adventure? And are you going to answer that call?? It's up to you! Thank you all as always for your continued love and support as I hear my own call to adventure and take steps into the forest.

It's Wednesday! Look good, feel good! Here's a little pep talk about what I've been experiencing this week as I prepare for a keynote talk I'm giving tomorrow... Interesting stuff to reflect on for sure! I hope it helps you in your life overcome where you might be holding yourself back. Thank you for all the continued love and support!! 

Here's to the crazy ones!! With 3 days left of their indigogo campaign - let's help the Wayfinding Academyreach their goal!! They are almost there and anything you can contribute is awesome! This is an incredible program with an amazing mission. Let's help them change the world! 

Energy is everything! Thank you Ryan for the inspiration for this weeks mini pep talk. Life is all about the energy you bring into the world with you. Energy is powerful - so my question for you today is... what shows up when you show up? 

Hey hey! It's Wednesday!! Woke up for the sunrise and it was beautiful! This week is all about putting yourself out there and connecting with people from a place of integrity and authenticity. Because you never know who is in the room and who might want to connect with you. Be real. Be you. Be genuine. And rock your life!

Just because you are awesome - here is a bonus mini pep talk for your Monday! You never know when inspiration will strike! Enjoy

Happy Graduation Wednesday! This is for all of those who are walking across the stage this weekend or for those of you who are trying to figure out your next step. Go forth with wonder and curiosity, be brave and always go on lots of adventures!

Live from Life Launch! Started out our last day by taking the plunge in a cold mountain lake! It has been an incredible week of acknowledging our fears and learning to go for it anyway. Surround yourself with amazing people who believe in you, feel the fear, and take the plunge!

This week is all about starting each day with intention so that you can create and live your life on purpose. I invite you to create a fun morning practice that helps you start your day on purpose so that you can be more grounded and connected as you go through the rest of your day!

Today's challenge is to practice radical acceptance for yourself and those around you! You are amazing just as you are.

As you go through the rest of your week think about finding time to do the things that fill you up because no one can run on empty

This mini pep talk is all about asking for help - because contrary to popular belief people genuinely want to help you succeed - you just gotta be brave enough to ask the people around you to help you get where you want to go!

Check out this weeks' mini pep talk for a helpful acronym to help you make progress towards your goals in life!

The greatest gift you have ever been given is your life - which means that you have permission to follow your heart and pursue your dreams because you are alive!! You being alive is permission enough to show up and live your best life!

Sometimes life gets hard and stressful and we take ourselves too seriously at times... and when we do... we just need to turn up the tunes and have an emergency dance party!!

If you are trying to figure out what you want to do start with knowing yourself, what you really want and what makes you come alive!

One way to overcome procrastination is to stop waiting for the perfect moment and instead be willing to take imperfect action. Action is what creates momentum to help you move forward to accomplish your goals and dreams in your life. Imperfect Action is better than Perfect Inaction.

This pep talk is for those of you who are trying to figure out what is next for you in your life. Pay attention to what captures your attention.

Every Wednesday I am going to post a short video with a nugget of wisdom to help you get through your week and live a more awesome life!

What is WOOT!? Western Outdoor Orientation Trips are a unique opportunity to spend a week in the wilderness exploring your new backyard while getting to know other incoming students and gaining some great outdoor skills. WOOT! takes place the week before the beginning of fall quarter and offers an enhanced orientation experience, which will support you in your transition to the Western community.

I LOVE Random Acts of Kindness.  This video was filmed during an event I was hosting on campus with the amazing group of peer mentors that I get to work with every year.  We spent the day outside handing out  free hot chocolate and coffee in the hopes of brightening a few students' days and then encouraging them to pay it forward.

The Western Outdoor Orientation Trip Program was something that I developed as a graduate student at Western.  The program, in it's fifth year is still continuing to inspire incoming students cultivate a strong sense of self, build a sense of community and realize what they are truly capable of. 

This was a video I created for Student Outreach Services at Western to help incoming students know what we are all about.