Years ago, a thoughtful manager of mine wrote "be gentle on your soul" inside a beautiful journal she'd given me as a going away gift. I was leaving my job to move across the world, in hopes of starting a new life in Scotland. I was young and full of hope. Both excited and nervous … Continue reading Be gentle on your soul
If you've ever had a fear of posting videos on social media or putting yourself "out there" publicly - I get it! Here's how I finally faced my fear head on.
I had been blogless for one year. Then I had a big ah-ha moment. What if all that time I wasn't writing had nothing whatsoever to do with being too busy?
For as long as I can remember I've been asking myself the BIG questions in life. What’s my purpose? Why am I here? What should I be when I grow up? Well I’m all grown up now (and have been for a while), so it may seem odd to hear that I still struggle with … Continue reading Am I this? Or am I that?
You'd think I'd be incredibly happy while accomplishing one of my life-long dreams. Well sure, I was happy. But I was also blindsided at the same time by some pretty deep feelings of self-doubt. Dreams don't always show up quite the way we imagine. The journey to my dream started twenty plus years ago when I read a book called Do … Continue reading Embracing all of me (even the parts I don’t like)
When I was growing up my mother often said to me: just be yourself. But did she really mean it? And why, after so many years, is it still so damn hard to do? I have zero doubts my parents loved me. Yet sometimes their love felt conditional. Just be yourself (as long as it's the … Continue reading Just be yourself
Recently I heard a woman on the radio use the phrase: step into your enough-ness. It stopped me in my tracks. Wow. Step into your enough-ness. OK, I get it. What a great reminder for a woman like me, a recovering perfectionist. And what a terrific book or workshop title. I wrote it down in my journal of great ideas, as I have … Continue reading Step into your enough-ness