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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]