Creative Expression

If creativity extends from a mindset of possibility; if heart centered living is the outward expression of our most authentic selves, how do you choose to express yourself in the world? Just as we can change our narrative and write a new story, we can paint new strokes of possibility on the canvas of our [...]

We Each Walk Our Own Path

If life is a journey, I believe each of us must honor the sacred integrity of our own path. But how exactly? How, for example, do we discern and distinguish our own path from others'? How do we hear our own voice above the noise and courageously honor our own callings in the face of [...]

Empowering Our Dreams From Within

For as long as I can remember, I've loved biographies and autobiographies.  Real life stories of courage amidst struggle, triumph over defeat, and hope in the face of despair. I love these stories not only because they're interesting, but because they challenge and inspire us to grow beyond the status quo, daring us to dream [...]

Standing Up to Dumbing Down

If life is less about what happens to us than how we respond, the same holds true for our children who bear witness to our lives, values, choices and attitudes, day in and day out. They absorb the good and bad, the fair and unfair, forming opinions about the world that have the power to [...]

Standing Up to Dumbing Down

If life is less about what happens to us than how we respond, the same holds true for our children who bear witness to our lives, values, choices and attitudes, day in and day out. They absorb the good and bad, the fair and unfair, forming opinions about the world that have the power to [...]

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 [...]

Living Outside the Lines

Over the past few weeks and months, I've had the pleasure of meeting and talking with people living and leading outside of the lines that have traditionally defined my world.  Proverbial box-rebels, reformists and new dreamers alike, I've met artists, inventors and educators; philanthropists, social innovators, and serial entrepreneurs. Despite their outward differences, they share [...]

On Callings and Convictions

Sometimes we are called to serve - whether for a moment, a season or a lifetime.  We are called to make sacrifices for a greater good; to courageously face challenges head on; to relentlessly pursue the course of right action, even when it may be unwelcome. We do not heed these callings for our own [...]