“If you live in the questions, life will move you into the answers.” Deepak Chopra
As a creator, my job is to create. My medium of choice at the moment is writing. So, I follow the flow of my life and the challenges I hear from women all over the world as my source of inspiration.
My job isn’t to judge the quality of my work or to force it on people. My job is to create what is calling to be created in my soul and trust that those who need my message will find it.
Here’s how ...continue reading...
“Stay open to whoever and whatever comes along. When you least expect it, life can take your breath away.” Unknown
You know that one friend?
That friend you have that’s more than a best friend and maybe even more than family?
It’s that soul sister that you can go weeks without seeing, but when you get back together, it’s like no time at all has passed? Yea, that one.
I have a friend like that.
And every time we get together, we greet each other with a big hug and always, always a peaceful smile and good, long ...continue reading...
“But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep…this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually, all of the scars will have scars, and that’s all I’ll be – one big scar of a love gone wrong.” Amanda Grace, But I Love Him
Physical abuse can be easy to spot. There’s no denying bruised ribs, a swollen eye or as is the case with my loving and strong mother-in-law, burned skin all over one of her arms; a reminder that never goes away.
“Within the space of love, I own my “yes” and my “no,” both my gentleness and my firmness.” Marianne Williamson
Brooke and her fiancée had broken up several months ago after she discovered repeated infidelity. Now, her fiancée is attempting to reconcile, promising that things will be different. Of course, she doesn’t really believe that he has changed and has no intention of being disrespected by him again. So, she responds to his texts and calls with a lot of what she calls “edge.”
“Edge” can be defined as the very direct and biting remarks that would throw almost ...continue reading...
“In today’s culture where our self-worth is tied to our net worth and we base our worthiness on our level of productivity – spending time doing purposeless activities is rare.” Brené Brown
Samantha had already worked 50 hours and it was only Thursday. She had sent emails at 3:00 in the morning one night and her phone starts buzzing around 6:00 am while she’s at the gym. By the time I saw her on Saturday, she was both mentally and physically exhausted; she knew something had to change.
I recognized this scenario myself and it felt all too familiar. ...continue reading...
“The trouble is not really in being alone, it’s being lonely.” Christine Feehan
I was almost ten years into my first marriage when I realized that even though I had a husband that loved me, family and plenty of friends, I still felt isolated and very alone.
Throughout the last week, I’ve spoken to several women with similar experiences.
We’re not alone; we’re never really alone in these experiences that we don’t talk much about to one another.
Camille married her husband out of fear and knew from the beginning that there was no soulful connection between them. But ...continue reading...
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I am a student; a continual learner. For me, the journey of growth and evolution has no finish line.
I seek out those that are the best in their respective areas of expertise and hire them to teach me.
I pay attention to the spiritual teachers that inspire me and challenge me to think about my journey and my work in a new way, such as: Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, Elizabeth Lesser, Marianne Williamson, Byron Katie & Esther ...continue reading...
“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she had always been. But she had wings.” Dean Jackson
As women, we’re constantly evolving.
As spiritual beings, we’re waking up.
As seekers, we’re becoming more self-aware.
As mothers and wives, we’re realizing it’s time to put our needs first.
This means we’re changing….growing….developing;
We’re becoming more ourselves.
We’re getting in touch with our needs.
In many cases, we’re feeling emotions and sensations that we’ve never known before.
So we want the kind of ...continue reading...
“The signs are all around you, but even more the signs are all within you. Your soul is being pulled forward…You are no longer satisfied with where you are now, and now you are on a quest for where you do not know…your soul craves to become, and you will never be satisfied with less.” Erwin Raphael McManus, Soul Cravings
When I left my marriage after 11 years, I didn’t really know what would be waiting for me on the other side of what turned about to be a long walk.
When I left my profession, I didn’t know ...continue reading...
“We may regret that we’re no longer young, but we’re ecstatic that we’re no longer clueless.” Marianne Williamson
Today is my birthday. 43.
Even if I could, there’s not a single age that I want to go back to….not 39, not 29 and definitely not 19.
At each birthday, I usually take some time to reflect back on the year that has passed.
The last year has contained some profound change for me. I changed careers, got married and built a thriving business that is both meaningful and fulfilling. I had to say good-bye to my dog that I ...continue reading...