How do we live here Between joy and pain? Flowing. Never knowing. Holding onto the highs. Avoiding the lows. Pulling and pushing. Overcome with joy, Pain lingers. Overcome with pain, Joy shines. Good needs bad. Hope needs hopelessness. Joy needs pain. Feel it all. There is beauty On both ends And in the middle. Focus … Continue reading Beauty in the Mess
Who hurt you? Who did you hurt? What decision do you regret? What mistake are you stewing over? We all carry fear, shame, and guilt related to what we've done or what has happened to us. When we stew over why things happened and hold onto those feelings, they hold us back. If we let … Continue reading What Are You Holding Onto That’s Holding You Back?
I normally dread winter, but this year I was especially looking forward to it. Winter is a season for unbecoming and I am unbecoming. Just like the leaves fall away and the flowers settle back into the ground anticipating a fresh start, I too am going in. Slowing down, listening, preparing for something new. I … Continue reading The Art of Unbecoming
What if I told you the world is not what you see? Where you see fear, darkness, and hopelessness, I see love, light, and unlimited hope. Where you see no way, I see several. When you feel lonely like no one believes in you, I believe and I am with you. I do. I am. … Continue reading What world do you see? What world do you want?
The top regret of the dying is "“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” I refuse to have that regret and am devoting the rest of my life to help others avoid it too. This is how The Restoration Project came to … Continue reading The Restoration Project
I see you. I believe in you. I have been you. You have made mistakes. So have I. You have hurt people. So have I. You have tried and failed. So have I. You have been angry. So have I. You have been hopeless. So have I. We have created systems and services to help … Continue reading To the perpetrators, egotists, thieves, addicts, bullies, and hustlers
Until you understand who you are, you won't know what you're capable of. That statement means so much to me as I continue to own my story Joy from Abuse, and find my voice. Sharing my own story and struggle was scary. Yet there was realization and healing going through the process of preparing, and a tremendous … Continue reading Finding Your Voice