(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?
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…