Our Path to Freedom

I believe that we all are enough.

Our Path to Freedom

Our Path to Freedom

“The sweeter you are to yourself, the sweeter you will be to the world.” Sharon Pope

A few months ago, I read a life coaching inquiry by someone named Amy that said, “I’ve tried yoga, but I found myself crying at the end of each yoga practice, so I don’t want to do that anymore.” When you get in touch with your breath – the way you do in yoga, the way a singer loosens up their vocal cords, the way dancers or actors do before going on stage – you cannot hide your emotions. Breathing brings all of ...continue reading...

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The Truth about Showing Up

“Today I make a stand for truth, as I extend my perceptions beyond what my senses reveal to me, to what I know to be true in my heart.”  Marianne Williamson, A Year of Miracles.

My entire life coaching practice is built on the concept of truth. Most people’s initial reaction is that truth is all about being honest and not lying – at least not intentionally. While that’s true (pardon the pun), it’s so much bigger and more beautiful than that. It’s about getting in touch with your own personal truth – that which God placed on your ...continue reading...

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10 Things Every Woman Should Know about Love and Dating by the Time They’re 40!

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.”     Joan Crawford

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ll keep this focused on love and dating and we’ll keep it light and fun.  This is for every woman over 40 who still is searching for love in their lives. It can be a tricky road navigating life as a single woman, particularly if it’s been awhile since you’ve been single.  But by this age, we’ve seen and experienced some things that make us a bit wiser than we were ...continue reading...

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The Struggle We Don’t Discuss

The Struggle We Don’t Discuss

“We cannot ignore our pain and feel compassion for it at the same time.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

I feel like there’s something we’re not talking about; like there’s this small shadow of an elephant in the midst of our conversations and relationships.  Maybe if we don’t talk about it, we won’t give it life.  The problem is that if we don’t talk about it, we will either create a numb existence for ourselves ...continue reading...

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Three Things I’ve Learned from Telling my Story

“It does not have to be a story of drama or heroism.  It only has to be real and honest.”              Rev. Linda Middelberg

Lots of people have a goal to one day write a book; I certainly did. I had been in the process of writing a book for more than two years. It began as simple journaling to unleash the myriad of thoughts and feelings from my head and heart onto paper during a very painful time in my life.  I didn’t know it would ever become a book or “my story,” I just knew that writing it ...continue reading...

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Living a Lie

“Break the silence.  Find a safe way to begin to live… outside of the confines of living a lie—and figure out what it would look like to live in the light of the truth.” Dr. Robin Smith

I used to know a woman who had it all together.  She had a picture-perfect life – a nice husband, a big home, a good job – probably not a care in the world.  She had a large circle of friends, a supportive family, she was fairly healthy – surely she was happy and content in her life.  What I ...continue reading...

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I See You.

Authenticity means exercising the compassion to know that we are all made of strength and struggle.”  Brené Brown, Gifts of Imperfection

I believe that “being seen” is one of the most profound human experiences we can have this side of heaven.  I think it means that someone understands, accepts and loves your heart, the core of your being.  They are able to fully acknowledge all the beauty right alongside all the ugly; they are able to smile at all the joy, as well as the sadness; they celebrate the light burning inside of us, as much as the darkness ...continue reading...

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  1. Thoroughly related and loved this.

    by Cindy on January 22nd, 2014 at 7:26 pm
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