So much growth this year...I have learned I am capable of giving unconditional love.
These past eight weeks I have been part of an online course called Soul Shift Lift hosted and taught by Rachel Macy Stafford, otherwise known as the Hands Free Mama. She is a best selling author and formal special education teacher. Her class has been uplifting, life changing and eye opening in so many ways. This class will continue to teach me things for the rest of my life if I continue to pay attention and be present...
It is odd that we have this new rule about being six feet apart. It is surreal and yet somehow so familiar. I think I have been six feet apart from people all my life. Was my feeling of distance from other that spawned my feeling of being unworthy of connection? Or were my differences [...]
Today during SIP I choose gratitude...
"Remember always that the quiet girl who wanted to put good into the world, the one who is shy and scared, but full of faith; she is who you are. That girl is worth something. She has value. Keep trying to find her and love her so that she won't feel so lost, so lonely. [...]
Here is what has been going on in my head and at our house during the shelter in place...
I would rather be comfortable than fashionable. Even though I feel prettier with makeup on the days I don't wear it, I am happier. I chose to wear leggings over jeans. Simple is better. Tennis shoes over heels any day. Despite being able to present in front of large groups of people, it is way [...]
Sharing my heart here is always therapy. It helps me grow. This open letter is no different. It is a reminder of who I am, where I have been and who I want to become.
For weeks, okay months, I have struggled with this deep gut feeling. It sits in the pit of my stomach and reaches up to my heart, where it rests. I call it loneliness, it feels like emptiness. A hollowness in my soul that no one will ever see me; no one will ever connect with [...]
We are not the sum of our mistakes or what has happened to us...we are so much more. Sometimes we may forget we are worthy but we can always be led back to the truth of how much we matter.
I tell people I am a recovering perfectionist. Quintessential oldest child, I wanted to set the example, follow the rules, make more rules to follow, and do it all with ease and perfection. People pleasing was how I thought you were supposed to live your life. Rules are easy. There are clear boundaries you have [...]
The rain came down yesterday. Puddles litter the ground and this afternoon's storm is imminent. In fact, the call came through while I was at breakfast with a friend that all after school meetings and activities are cancelled, except high school athletics. So I am still waiting to hear from my son's soccer coach if [...]
It is 11:11 when I look at the clock. It is exactly then when I think to myself this live wire energy that is coursing through me isn't bad after all. It isn't something I need to learn how to stop or control. Instead I need to learn how to just be with this new [...]