Cultivating the Afterglow

Cultivating the Afterglow

By Jody Ballard The afterglow of overcoming a challenge is a powerful moment. It is inside this potent emotional awareness that we can engender growth; by sitting together and discussing with others the beauty of hardships, moments we capture clearly, funny stories,...

Q&A with Jody Ballard

During the 2020 edition Women’s Heritage Walk, Jody Ballard opened the floor for anonymous questions to be asked. She has answered them below based on her extensive global experience as a clinical counselor.  How and when did the idea for the WHW come to you?...
Promoting and Sustaining Change

Promoting and Sustaining Change

As we look forward to the beginning of a new year, our natural inclination is to both contemplate the past and look toward the future. This is an opportunity to begin fresh and try to be our best self. By recognizing this inertia we can harness it for use now or at a...
Giving Value to Your Motivations

Giving Value to Your Motivations

What drives us, propels us forward toward goal-driven behaviors, pushes us to test our limits, or work late into the night – THEN guides and sustains actions through disappointments and obstacles? Motivation is the WHY in the equation of understanding and...

By Jody J. Ballard I love artichokes. I love the taste, texture, color, and even the prickly manner in which they protect themselves. I love it all, but not because the aggressive pinprick at the end of each leaf has never injured me. In my family, it was not...