No, this is not a kumbaya story. Understanding ourselves and honoring others is one of the toughest things we are called to do in life. That's why it is a value at The Restoration Project. We need a constant reminder of the importance of leaning in. It's a big job and takes radical courage. Not … Continue reading Understand Yourself and Honor Others
Here we areCircling againLove, pain, hope, despair. Like old friendsWe pick up Right where we left off. I insist weKeep it lightYou insist We cover it all. Big laughsHeavy tearsDeep angerSoul filling joy. They all makeTheir own appearanceIn time. Each time I hopeAt least oneWill stay home. Enough anger. Too much sadness. Go away contempt. … Continue reading Wrestling
Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Integrity: the state of being whole and undivided. Are you acting with integrity? How do you know? Let's start with your moral principles. What is meaningful to you? What beliefs do you have and what values do you uphold? What are the … Continue reading Act with Integrity
One of my favorite leadership quotes comes from Craig Groeschel, "People would rather follow a leader who is always real, than one who is always right." Rings true for me. Does it for you? If so, how are we supporting this sentiment through development, management, recognition, and reward? If we look around, I would say … Continue reading Lead with Love
Discomfort is the price of admission for a meaningful life. I recently heard this from Susan David and thought it aligned perfectly with what our core value of Live with Courage stands for at The Restoration Project. So many of us spend our life searching for comfort and actively putting protections in place to keep … Continue reading Live with Courage
This week my business partner and I had the honor of keynoting the 39th annual Tribute to Women of Achievement put on by Waypoint Services (an organization that inspires people to move forward and is a vital community resource for individuals in crisis). As I prepared for what I might say, I kept coming back … Continue reading Be a Safe Place
There are many definitions of love and I've always been drawn to the idea that love is active, complex, and always evolving. Something bigger than us, a true force of nature that we can't quite put a definition around. What I know for sure is that love is not easy. It's not a constant state … Continue reading A Vision of Love and Restoration
Emptied out. Filled up. Everything and nothing exists here. Light and dark. Hot and cold. Noise and quiet. See and hear and feel it all. Coming together.Falling apart.Just being. The way it is. Grasping.Letting go. The in between. Comfort in the not knowing. Space. Clarity. Peace.Sacred. Divine. Ordinary. Fully alive. Awake.
In a world obsessed with fame and fortune that is always showing us stories and images of overnight successes and quick wins, it's easy to get distracted and find ourselves constantly reacting and striving. We try something, it doesn't reap the reward we were looking for, so we abandon it and move to the next … Continue reading What Are You Committed To?
I have come to learn that failure is never really failure if we allow ourselves to learn the lessons in it. That truth brought so much peace and comfort into my life. What I didn't realize was that I had spent most of my life avoiding "failure" to the point I never had the opportunity … Continue reading The Time to Fail is Now