... 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.
The High Price of Fear
When we are stuck in reaction, we cannot thoughtfully act. When we are stuck in fear, we cannot love. When we are stuck in pain, we cannot forgive. When we are stuck in a mindset of righteous indig… Source: The High Price of Fear
Sometimes we have to shed our old skin. Because it is outworn. Because it no longer fits. Because we need to keep growing. Only we resist it... We resist it because for a while, the process of shedding the old will require us to feel naked and vulnerable (and none of us like to feel [...]
I'm curious… What does courage look like to you?
The Space In Between
In the weeks leading up to the recent launch of a personal initiative I've spent years preparing for and months developing, I found myself standing in that awkward space in between. You know the one. It's the no man's land between advancement and retreat; between pushing forward and playing to win, or playing it safe, [...]
The Courage to Try
There's no such thing as try. Simply do. Don't tell me about how hard you tried. Show me what you've done! We've all heard these mantras and understand the point. People are measured and rewarded by results more than effort; by outcome more than initiative. But for many, the initiative to even try gets buried [...]
The Gift of the Struggle
In every darkness there is light, in every failure there are learnings, and in every struggle the gift of growth and invitation to journey on.
Living an Undivided Life
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 [...]
Busting Out of the Box
Before we can live outside of the lines, we have to bust out of the box. But how did we get in here, anyway? Sometimes we allow others to put us in a box -- through labels, titles, and credentials; by allowing other people's expectations to create (self) limiting beliefs and perceptions about who we [...]
The Great Sisterhood of Women
Prelude: This evening I attended a program in support of a new friend, Sharon Lachow-Blumberg, Founder of I'm Not Done Yet - a consulting, coaching and training firm focused on helping women create purpose, power, and profit in their lives. I was touched by the stories shared and by the degree of camaraderie Sharon and [...]