Labels. They help us move through life in a comfortable, easy way. When it comes to people, they can be harmful. They become excuses for our actions. They compel us to be a certain way. They hold us back from reaching our full potential. Our labels prevent growth and kill curiosity. I labeled myself: competitive, … Continue reading I am…
It doesn't seem like it should be so hard. Just let go. Surrender. Yet letting go is one of the hardest things we are called to do as human beings. I grew up water skiing. My stepdad would always tell me that if I felt like I was going to fall or I was getting … Continue reading The Art of Letting Go
Here we are Amidst the rubble Changed. I see you You see me Exposed. Arms outstretched Hearts open Loved. Leaning in Moving forward United. How can we Hold onto This?
The low hum of a mourning cry stays steady in my heart. I look out the window and see piles of trees lining the ditches of our neighborhood, and I mourn for them. They spent tens and even hundreds of years growing, and then gone in an instant. As we were cleaning up yesterday a … Continue reading Out of Darkness Comes Light
What if we spent only half our time and energy in pursuit of what we wanted, and the other half helping others? What if we truly kept the second commandment and loved our neighbor as ourself? How would our world look different? As I continue to evaluate and challenge my own views of the world built on … Continue reading Five Commitments That Can Change Your Life, Your Work, and Our World
"I feel like you're lost." My guard comes up. I push it down and lean in. "What makes you say that?" "Your carefree demeanor. The questions you ask. The answers you seek. Your detachment from the world." I ponder these words, Reflect on my choices, Search my heart, And conclude the following: I have never … Continue reading I feel like you’re lost.
Someone asked me, should the offender or the offended be the first to apologize and move toward reconciliation? I grappled with the question for days. Well, the offender made the first move so they should apologize. Wait, but what if the offended feel the way they do about something that wasn't meant to offend...then shouldn't … Continue reading Eliminating Fear
And I am ashamed and I am grateful to be at a place I can finally admit it out loud to myself, God, friends, and anyone who reads this without fear of judgment. As with anything that holds us back in life, on the other side of this admittance has been freedom, love, and peace. I … Continue reading I am racist.
This season has forced us to come face-to-face with the reality of our own self-worth...and most people are struggling. Without external means of validating our worth as we are forced to stay home or are laid off from work, many of my coaching clients have found themselves questioning their own worth and value. As uncomfortable and … Continue reading Finding Your Self-Worth With Radical Acceptance and Forgiveness
I long to live in a world that honors a human's journey. Appreciates different perspectives and opinions. Allows an independent search for truth. In recent weeks it has become increasingly clear that we have a really hard time allowing others to have different viewpoints than ours. We have a hard time holding space for those we … Continue reading Breaking Down Power, Restoring Empowerment