That's My Story...

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. 

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What Inspires You?

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? 

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Let the Band Play?

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.

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Ask Anyway

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.

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Starting Over...Yet Again.

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.

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Yep! She's Still Growing Up!

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!

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