... 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.
What Inspires Your Soul?
At a time of tremendous turmoil and upheaval; during times of uncertainty, crisis, and the threat of constant change, it can be tempting to be distracted by the noise; to allow ourselves to become consumed by anxiety, negativity, and fear. While we cannot ignore the realities of our world, where we choose to focus our energy and the way in which we move through these things is entirely within our control.
Owning Our Imperfection
Remember the old adage, "do as I say, not as I do?" For those of us who have ever struggled with perfectionism, proving and/or a need for approval from others, it can be easier to project a prescriptive formula for living your best life, than to allow others to see us for who we truly are: imperfect, [...]
The Best Teacher
Thought for the day: The best teachers in life are not the ones who presume to have all of the answers, but the ones who can help us find our own.
What Gives You Hope?
I believe in the power of hope. Just as purpose provides a sense of meaning and direction in our lives, hope, like faith, enables possibility and the strength to endure, without which we cannot live. An essential ingredient in resiliency, to be hopeful is to not only believe in our capacity to overcome, but to [...]
Waiting in Earnest…
For the last few years (and these last few weeks in particular), my son has been waiting in earnest to go to Scarowinds - the Halloween-themed fright night at our local amusement park. Until this year, he has neither been old enough to participate in the fright zones (maturity defined by the magic age of [...]
Leading From Within
What does it mean to lead from within? Just ask acclaimed business and life coach, Lolly Daskal. Lolly would tell you that when you lead from within, "you step inward to seek the life you yearned for–a life of commitment and fulfillment of your heart’s desires. By listening to your inner self and following your [...]