Recently I was feeling a bit silly and rather serious at the same time. Practicing a little creative visualization, I sheepishly snuck an advance reader copy of my upcoming book, Walking the Heart Path, into my local Barnes & Noble, found a few favorite authors' books for companions, placed my own on the shelf, took out my camera, [...]
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 [...]
Saddle Back Up!
If sometimes we need to do a little Texas two-step to keep moving forward, we also need to learn to saddle back up! A seasoned rider since the time I was small, I recall with great clarity the ease with which I once rode my proverbial horse wild and free, feeling on top of my [...]
Falling into Fear or Leaning into Strength?
In any given situation, we are presented with a choice: we can either fall into our fear or lean into our strength. When we fall, it is rarely of the controlled sort. After all, we don't seek out and intend to fall, unless we're skydiving, of course. And though we may welcome the feeling of 'falling' [...]
Last week I wrote about pruning for purpose -- cutting out or back to create space for deeper meaning, growth and joy -- turning down the noise of life that we might tune into our own heart and others'. Though sometimes painful, I believe this process of pruning is necessary to reach the places we've [...]