On Being Ourselves…

Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to simply be ourselves; to sit in centered stillness, void of our masks, labels, and other outer adornments of success. Yet it is this very willingness to be vulnerable; this willingness to seek radical acceptance from within, that enables deep connection with others and the possibility of true [...]

Selling Out

Far too often, we sell ourselves short and/or sell ourselves out. We act from a place of fear. We act from a place of pride. Sometimes, we fail to act at all. I should know. For too long I allowed fear (and later pride) to hold me back. Pick your flavor, I've probably tasted it [...]

How Do You Do Vulnerability?

One of my favorite authors is Brene Brown (Elizabeth Gilbert is a close second). Maybe it's because we're both from Texas and share a similar dust-yourself-off-and-pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps kind of thinking. Maybe it's because she's brought shame out of the closet, shored it up with courage, and has helped legitimize the struggle for empowerment that so many [...]

Authentic Living

The Gifts of the Journey

One of the great gifts of the journey are the people you meet along the way, and last week was no exception. Thanks to a year-long series of serendipitous connections I could not have foreseen, last Wednesday I had the privilege of speaking to a group of dynamic women -- sharing a piece of my own [...]

Hiding in Plain Sight

I've always been fascinated by chameleons and their ability to adapt, blend-in, and hide in plain sight.  An instinctual response to their surroundings and the threat of attack, they are genetically wired for survival, though are not cognizant of their ever-changing colors. As humans, we too change colors, adapt, and blend-in.  Far too often, we [...]

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 [...]