When we take the time to look back, we can choose to focus on the bumps and bruises that happened along the way OR we can choose to celebrate the successes of a soul that was willing, open and excited in spite of the bumps and bruises.Read More
All those years ago, sitting in a bus station by myself, I created a story about a family I did not know and would likely never again see. The words I wrote in my notebook that morning felt real and right. It may not have been their truth, but it was the story I wanted and needed to read in that moment.Read More
The thing or things that inspire are not about finding a specific formula. Instead, it is about tapping into what speaks to our soul and its desire to evolve, creating a space of openness and curiosity that allows the flame to grow.
So let’s try this again… What inspires you?Read More
Although I searched high and low, I soon learned that IT was not a thing to be found outside of me. IT was always in me. Every part of IT was in ME. I simply had to stop moving, get quiet and open my eyes.Read More
It is challenging to allow ourselves to FEEL our way through life’s disappointing days in a way that removes judgment. But when we do, we are embracing our human-ness and the ability to show grace to ourselves...and others. Where there is grace, there is healing and growth. And where there is healing and growth, there is always accomplishment.Read More
I listened to that louder voice and asked anyway, braced for the impending, “No” that would include a scowl from my mother and chuckle from my brother. I was prepared for the possibility that I would have to wait this rain shower out in the camper while playing a friendly game of Trouble. I was braced for what was to come.Read More
I can’t remember how many times since I started this journey that I have become overwhelmed by disappointment after having missed a mark that I set for myself. A mark whose parameters started out murky at best. But I also cannot remember how many times I have dusted myself off and started over, believing that as long as I had breath in my body, there was a chance to explore each situation with fresh eyes.Read More
So yeah, I Am still “growing up”. I Am still finding my way. But there is one thing I know in my gut…
I Am who I was created to be. I can look in the mirror, staring into my eyes, almost unrecognizable to myself as I search for glimpses of that little girl. She is there, quietly watching as I live this life on purpose, creating compassion (for myself), staying curious (about myself), building trust (within myself) and taking risks (on myself).
Hmm… Maybe “growing up” is my Super Power!Read More
Life is meant to be lived, filled with endless adventures (big and small) that offer opportunities for us to create a deeper connection to self and the world around us. The essence of adventure is about pushing us out of our comfort, creating opportunities to live our best life. And when we are doing that, we are always more-deeply connected to our Inner Voice!Read More
In all of our nonstop GO-ing and DO-ing we can easily begin to overlook the sweet moments around us that make life worth living. And when we miss those, we slowly lose a part of our BE-ing and then the opportunity to HAVE all we truly desire.Read More