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
This is the place of dreams. Where I am safe and secure, fully loved. Where I can confront and conquer my fears. Where I learn the majority of my lessons. Where I remember what is really important in life. Have you allowed yourself to sink into it? It is confusing and scary and usually avoided...this place … Continue reading The Secret Weapons of Stillness and Silence
I searched for so long For a place to belong Sometimes too much Never enough Stipulations and expectations Loomed over me Achievement and reward Pulled me in Never fully seen Nor heard or understood Security was elusive Love was with condition You kept after me Calling me back home Reminding me of a place I … Continue reading With You
We grow up being told and taught. Our worldview and self view formed by layers upon layers of influences and experiences. Left unchallenged and without an investment in understanding ourselves, we build lives based on expectations of others. We never learn to trust and lead ourself well. At some point we are asked to step … Continue reading Lasting Confidence: Learning to Lead from the Inside
Your love is unfathomable, your deeds unimaginable. To know what you knew, and do what you did, I am in awe of you. My heart aches. My soul shakes. I am not worthy. You gave up everything. You loved us anyway. May my thoughts honor you, My words and actions be guided by you. I give my … Continue reading To The One Who Has My Heart