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
I read the other day a sentiment that I keep coming back to from Rev. Sally Robbins, "A letting go must occur for us to arrive at the truth of ourselves." This pandemic has been a forced letting go for all of us. A letting go of all the things we were keeping ourselves busy … Continue reading Peace and Clarity: You Won’t Get It If You Won’t Go
(Many of these ideas and concepts are inspired by the writings and perspectives of Brene Brown and Glennon Doyle. Thank you both for your wisdom, and for being the amazing, wonderful, inspiring, thoughtful, beautiful humans you are!) What we need in this moment is a bit of grit, a bit of gratitude, and a bit of … Continue reading What we need in this moment…Grit, Gratitude, and Grace
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?