IABA Owner’s Blog

Lessons from a Farm

Growing up my grandparents lived on a farm in northeast Ohio about an hour from my parent's home. During my childhood, the farm was my happy place for so many years. As a child fitting in was...
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Listening & Control

A few weeks ago I wrote to you about the power of listening to each other. This week I'd like to dive more deeply into how to navigate the multifaceted ways of listening, being listened to, or...
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Listen

This past weekend I celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Instructional ABA Consultants. 10th! It is hard to believe that a decade ago, with no business experience whatsoever, I founded this company. A decade ago I was 25,...
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A Wall, or Two

Two weeks ago, after the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, I wrote to you for the first time in months. I shared with you that over these past two years I had felt as though I'm living...
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Light at the Wound

Over the past two years (and counting) I have lived through events that have bore incredible pain, as many others have. If you had asked me in March of 2020 if even a fraction of what I...
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A Nurtured Heart and Body

Over the course of that last month, I've written to you about finding joy amidst hardship, living through pain, leaving domestic violence, and navigating fear. This is not a light load for anyone to take, let alone...
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Living with Pain, Living Free

Last week I wrote to you about life being beautiful, even when it is hard after yet another winter in COVID and the extension of my divorce. As with many of us, these past two years have...
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Walking in Darkness, Seeing the Stars

This past November I made a decision to stop publicly writing until my divorce was final. I’ve spent hours on the stand just reading my own bank statements and wanted to prevent my blog from somehow adding...
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Underneath the Bursts

This past week I wrote to you about setting boundaries with our children. In my blog, I wrote about the importance of boundaries for the emotional development of children. I also wrote to you about my own...
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Boundaries on the Home Front

Last week I wrote to you about my own journey in boundary-setting as a business owner and woman. This week I'd like to dive deeper into boundaries and talk to you as both a mama and a...
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Setting Boundaries, Staying True

Last week I wrote to you about integrity and my own personal experience in being unwilling to bend as a woman. I spoke about my experience not only as a businesswoman but also as a woman who...
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A Woman Unwilling to Bend

After writing to you about my career and company, last week I detoured into my wishes for my nieces' futures. I wrote of some of my own personal hardships as a woman in business as well as...
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This One’s For the Girls

Over the past two weeks, I've written a little to you about my business Instructional ABA Consultants and my early career as a BCBA. This week I celebrated my twin nieces Grace and Emma's third birthday. That's...
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Building a Mission-Based Business

Last week I wrote to you about celebrating my 10 year anniversary as a Board Certified Behavior Analysis. In that blog, I took you through the journey of my early career which led to the conception of...
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A Decade of Work, A Decade as a BCBA

Over the course of the past year, I've been writing to you about standing in your own worth, your truth. I've taken you down many paths in the forest of life and shared both challenging and joyful...
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Take A Stand

Over the last few weeks, I've written to you from a more personal place than usual. My intention in writing these pieces of my story is to share my humanity with you. As human beings, we all...
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The Two Wolves

Last week I wrote to you about how gratitude can be a life raft in the middle of adversity. Specifically, I wrote to you about the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic knowing so many of us are...
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Gratitude Within the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past several weeks I've noticed a recurring topic of conversation within my tribe; "I'm exhausted from the last year and a half." Each person that I speak with is talking about the COVID-19 pandemic and...
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Right or Wrong?

Over the past several months I have been writing about moving through anger while I'm doing it myself. Last week I gave you a glimpse into finding peace amidst adversity. The sun peeking through the dark forest,...
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Peace Amidst Fear

Over the course of the summer, I've taken you through my understanding of anger. Quite personally I needed to write about it because it was pulsing through my veins. While I have an incredible amount of compassion,...
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