Grief vs. joy. Maybe it’s just me, but sometimes I catch myself seeing grief and joy as an either or proposition. But it doesn’t have to be. Emotions aren’t linear. It isn’t like you graduate from grief to joy. They can be in the same container together. And when Grief Island isn’t a place of … Continue reading Grief Island – Stay as Long as You Need
Today I’m choosing to lean into the tension and anxiety of desiring a particular outcome in a situation I’d so love to control and dictate. It’s the same struggle and a different day. I’ve found over and over again that I think if I have things go my way, just this one last time, I’ll … Continue reading Leaning into the Tension
You got through and maybe even enjoyed Halloween this past weekend. Yay! And in case you missed it, we also have an election coming up tomorrow. Oh and a pandemic that's changed how we do life. So much going on that's stirring up so much in ourselves and friction in families, friends, communities, and the … Continue reading What’s Your Why?
When it clicked with me that tending to my state of being was the most important job I have, it felt so freeing. We live in a culture where doing is more valued than being. And yet the state of our being directly dictates our doing. Think about it, when you’re in a good mood … Continue reading Rainbow State of Being
Life comes in a variety of speeds. I tend to cycle through periods of a slower, more contemplative place where I don’t feel incredibly inspired or motivated. These are the times I am keenly aware of my energy tanks sensing they are low which translates into investing considerable time filling them. I establish daily practices … Continue reading Slowing Down to Stay at Top Speed
You’ve decided to be present and get in touch with your emotions. You actually know how you are feeling. The problem is, what you’re feeling isn’t welcome. It isn’t all hearts and flowers. Now what? Can you learn from what you’re presently feeling? What are your emotions trying to tell you? This is the beautiful … Continue reading What’s the Message?
In a recent blog post I shared the story of a seemingly normal afternoon that ended up catapulting me into a different life trajectory. What made that normal afternoon different than any other? Was it some external event that necessitated change? Nope, it was me being fully present in the moment. The seismic shift started with … Continue reading How You Feeling?
If I had to choose the single most important thing I’ve done over the last fifteen years to move from being a hot mess with a life in pieces to where I am today, it is being present in the moment. It sounds deceptively simple and perhaps even trite. But here’s the thing, when I … Continue reading If I Had to Choose
Next week will mark fifteen years since my daughter Alison died. She will have been gone three times longer than she was alive. And yet the five years I had with her leave a lasting legacy like no other. Yes, of course her life, her spirit, and my memories with her are a large part … Continue reading Living a Legacy
Now that you’ve dreamed up what your best life looks like it’s time to map the trail to it. Can you take a straight shot or do you need to pick up some things along the way? Will the car you’ve got get you there or do you need four-wheel drive to get where you … Continue reading Your Road Map