I've been thinking a lot about self care recently. What is it for me? Is it giving myself a break and pampering myself? Is it doing something that brings joy, but could be the furthest thing from pampering i.e. paddling for 7 hours? Is it holding space for myself to just be.
Aloha, This will be a short one today, basically I'm asking for your help. There are so many people who want to help grieving parents. The problem often is they are paralyzed with fear they will do or say the wrong thing so instead they do nothing. And I know I don't need to tell … Continue reading Help Me Help Others to Help Others
Aloha, A friend of mine, Sarah Reilly put up a great post on Facebook this morning that made me think about my day, each of my days. It started with a reminder that...we don't attract what we want, but what we are. I agree whole heartedly. What she said next challenged me and got me in my … Continue reading Changing My Average Day
Aloha, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day and saw an article that promised to outline 15 things all badass, fearless and alpha women did differently. Just reading the title grated on me and annoyed me. It seems like there's this constant pressure for women to be all those things. And if … Continue reading What if I’m Not Always “Fearless” and “Bad ass”?
Aloha, I got a great question from a parent the other day that totally reflects what so many of us have asked ourselves and each other so I'm sharing it and my response with you all today. Q: Did you ever feel like you were going through your journey completely alone, despite having an amazing … Continue reading Will They Ever Get It?
Aloha, First of all, thank you SO MUCH for the notes of encouragement and positive feedback you sent along in response to yesterday's email. Your responses affirmed it was the right decision, when I had no idea how it would be received. As I hit send I had that, "Now I've really gone and done … Continue reading That, “Now I’ve Gone and Done It…” Feeling
Aloha, Some of you may have noticed, it's been awhile since I've written. I actually really enjoy writing these morning emails to you. That's not why I found myself not doing it. What I struggled with was feeling I needed to put myself in a certain mindset each morning as I wrote. That I needed … Continue reading She’s Baaaack