What began as a way to spend time with my family evolved into a singular exploration. It became a chance to spend a few hours outdoors amid the pines and crags ornamented by the chatter of ground squirrels. This solitary journey is the perfect way for me to let go of the overwhelm that comes with being an entrepreneur and remind myself of the many blessings in my life. It is a time to slow down, to engage in quiet reflection, and to reawaken my spirit as one year comes to an end and another one lies before me.
Life Interrupted Part 3: A New Normal
My breaking point came at a family friend’s viewing. I vividly remember standing in front of his casket, looking down at this 82-year old man who had passed away, and wishing with all my heart it was me in there instead of him.
Thought for the day: THIS is how you live your life. Both hands in and messy.
Moving forward often demands that we live lost, knowingly surrendering our attachment to who we think we are, voluntarily stumbling around in the dark with little to guide us. Growing is all about leaps into the seeming unknown.
Let’s Talk About Shame
“Shame, for women, is this web of unobtainable, conflicting, competing expectations about who we’re supposed to be. And it’s a straight-jacket.” ~ Brené Brown
Medicate Your Stress Symptoms With A Shot Of Laughter
Laughter is often said to be the best medicine. A shot of laughter can change your outlook and help you cope with stressful times. It unbridles you when you can’t see past your situation.
Midlife Woman, Come Home to Yourself
Carry your dream like a flame in a vessel Shoulders back Head held high One high-heeled step at a time Forward Always forward
Self-Portrait in a Purse
Since I’m often rooting around in my mountain of a purse looking for a pen, it got me thinking that what’s in your purse is a self-portrait of sorts. The items tell a story; give others a glimpse into who and what you are.
Like a Pebble in a Pond
Don't question whether or not you make an impact on the world. Know that you do. Just like the pebble in the pond.
10 Reasons Superwoman Needs to Be Grounded
Resistance and perfectionism tend to go hand in hand. So many successful, high-achieving women find themselves stalled by these confines of the mind, by the need to be Superwoman. There's a sort of pas de deux women perform between these two extremes that has them both tap dancing in place and covering the length of the dance floor (while wearing a fifty pound pack on their backs).