... when you build a platform (and life) on authenticity and heart-aligned living and the very essence of who you are is met with outright rejection, it stings... But pain can be a great teacher, if we'll open ourselves up to the lessons.
If life is a journey, I believe each of us must honor the sacred integrity of our own path. We must learn to lead from within, aligning our outer choices with our inner values, callings, and convictions. But how exactly? How, for example, do we discern and distinguish our own path from others'? How do [...]
At any given time and under almost any circumstance, each of us can live out our callings in any one of a number of ways -- that the highest and best use of our gifts and talents need not be reflected in something extraordinary, but rather, in the ordinariness of our everyday lives; that the form of our work is less important than how we choose to show up, share our gifts, and serve others each and every day.
Back in my hometown of Houston for a few days, my mind drifts back to my early 20's -- those post-college days filled with few responsibilities and endless possibilities. It was a time of transition -- leaving the security of home and college, finding my footing, while envisioning future outcomes for my life. Thursday evenings [...]
Recent years have fill filled with unearthing, rebirthing, and giving life to my own voice and dreams. Left brain (re)united with the right, it's been a season of learning to live an undivided life -- not just privately within my own heart and mind, but professionally, too -- allowing others to see and connect with my whole [...]
There are moments in each of our lives when we know we are exactly where we are meant to be. Moments when our journeys become something bigger than our own individual goals and aspirations. Moments when what we have to offer the world serves a greater need and good than anything we could have imagined [...]