Someone asked me yesterday, "How are you?" Without hesitation I blurted out, "I have never been more fully alive." This is what I have always dreamed life could be, and I will tell you one thing it is NOT EASY. See that's what I was after for so long. Safety, comfort, security. I was living … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be Brave?
Why...Why did this happen? Why are we going through this? Why can't things just stay this way? Why can't it be like the good ol' days? I've been hearing these phrases a lot as I serve people on an individual and organizational level to improve performance and growth by restoring clarity, health, and intention. People … Continue reading Moving Through Hardship and Change
You can't give love and light to the world if you don't have it inside you. This sentence keeps being fed back to me by the women who were gracious enough to listen to my story of unbecoming this week. It struck them and I'm glad. The world teaches us to acquire and achieve. When … Continue reading Finding Love and Light
The truth is, no one can define happiness for you, nor your path to get there. It's up to you to look and listen inside to find your own way which requires you just "to be." Matthew Kelly's quote, "Live a life that intrigues, fascinates, challenges, and moves people to rethink their own," got me … Continue reading Truth, Happiness, and Power in Just Being
These have been my "one words." Thanks to Marlo Higgins, Chief Inspirational Officer for challenging me to put them together and think about the story they tell, which served as inspiration for this post. (Sidebar: If you have a group of friends or coworkers interested in exploring the One Word concept further, my friend Patti … Continue reading Play, Death, and Surrender
I was abused. I was angry. I was confused. I didn't trust anyone. I didn't feel worthy of love. So I acted out. I got in fights. Disrespected my peers and probably my teachers. Definitely disrespected my parents, family members, and those closest to me. I made poor decisions. I dated abusive men. Hurt people and … Continue reading I was that angry kid…
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?