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
I could have continued to hold them, to feel their pain at my core, allowing their presence to continue to burn my skin with salty tears. But that would have been me choosing to NOT live my life to the absolute fullest, to feel the joy of what is in this present, glorious moment.Read More
While that morning was not the last time I wrote an Oscar worthy pep talk on the pages of my journal, it was the last time I allowed the writing to succumb innaction. It was the last time I allowed myself to be crippled by What if’s and Probably nots.Read More
Before getting in the car and heading home, I took a few moments to dance around my car. I did not care who saw. I did not care what anyone thought.
For the first time in more than three decades I felt alive as I took a few moments to dance in the rainbow.Read More
I wonder how I survived the mind-numbing shame of rape. I wonder how I survived the heart-wrenching grief that followed my mother’s death. I wonder how I survived devastating family betrayal.Read More