Strong + Determined – Urban Campfire 2015


The year was 2012. President Obama won his 2nd term in office. London hosted the Summer Olympics. The Hobbit, The Avengers, The Hunger Games, and Skyfall were at the movies. And Adele was all over the music charts, winning 6 Grammys that year. It was the year I launched a massive, mind blowing, renovation project…

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Activating Your Vision Through Discernment


Once you’ve established your vision, then what?  How do you make your dreams a reality?  I approached these questions in my guest post originally published for the Urban Campfire Blog in August 2013: I have lots of big ideas.  I plan to win the Kennedy Center Honors for my outstanding contribution to the Arts.  I plan to…

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Post-Urban Campfire: Meet Susan Gibson


Urban Campfire 2014 in Seattle is complete and we’ve now had a week to process the on- and off-stage stories, inspirational Girl Scouts, food, hair chalk, and meditation, etc. Many of us also shared our poignant and authentic personal stories in response to the question, “what and who in our lives have influenced us most?”  That lunchtime question stems…

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Urban Campfire: Acknowledging Failure and Wiping the Slate Clean


Urban Campfire is happening today (August 21, 2014) in Seattle!  This is a unique gathering of women that I am proud to sponsor.  Below are a few of my thoughts as I prepared for a previous gathering.  I look forward to continued insights and s’mores with everyone! As I prepare for Urban Campfire, I’m digging deep…

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Sharing stories of transformation FOR transformation


I originally wrote this post for the Urban Campfire Blog  on August 7, 2013.  As I prepare for a new lab session for Summer 2014, the description still rings true.  Take care and enjoy.  Also be sure to check out my Labs page to learn more. I believe in the power of a story as a path to…

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