We are not one dimensional

  This week has been a roller coaster for me. Started out on a high, quickly descending into a day of sadness on Wednesday where I couldn’t stop crying 😢 There were several ‘reasons’ but what’s important is that I gave myself permission to feel sad. I used to avoid feeling sadness at all costs. I was so afraid of …

Protecting Ourselves from Perceived Harm

  Part of learning more about our personal story is realizing how we use defensiveness to protect ourselves. I’ve certainly done this. I’ve seen the worst in others while expecting them to see the best in me. I’ve lashed out when I needed love in return but was too afraid to ask for it. I’ve looked strong and fearless when …

Responding to Disappointment

How do you typically respond when life disappoints you? Most of us have a learned response or knee jerk reaction when faced with major disappointment. These are the most common: 1- Emotional withdrawal or shutting down. “Why can’t I have a better life? I must protect myself. I can’t let others see my pain and weakness.” 2- Anger, lashing out …

Relationships

  Relationships offer us the greatest opportunity for personal growth and expansion . I’m pictured here with my amazing five adult children 💗 As I witness them growing and experiencing individual paths in life, I’m very aware of how our interactions have shifted from when they were young children to how we relate now as adults. In some ways the …

There are many versions of our Stories

Writing along with my students in the Self-Discovery Writing mentorship, Prompt #231 showed up in my email inbox recently. And like most things, proved to be a timely teacher at looking inward toward my darkest fears. I married at age sixteen, just a few months’ shy of my seventeenth birthday. Announcing my pregnancy and desire to marry to my parents, …

Doors swing two ways

What is the 🗝 to unlock the doors to greater Self-Discovery? Understanding the difference between ‘telling what happened’ and exploring your journey… Benefits: Open doors to increased personal clarity, freedom and forgiveness. While closing doors to contrived beliefs and stories that block your progress. When you can do that, you’re finally able to write your new and improved Life Story

Let’s talk about personal freedom…

                Things you can control: Your beliefs Your attitude Your thoughts Your perspective How honest you are Who your friends are What books you read How often you exercise The type of food you eat How many risks you take How kind you are to others How you interpret situations How kind you …

You’ve Become A Forest

“One day when you wake up, you will find that you’ve become a forest. You’ve grown roots and found strength in them that no one thought you had. You have become stronger and more beautiful, full of life giving qualities. You have learned to take all the negativity around you and turn it into oxygen for easy breathing. A host …

Our Beliefs Run Us

            We often can’t see what’s possible for us until AFTER we’ve taken the required leap of faith. Making PROGRESS is taking ACTION in a way we haven’t before. 📗✏️ What’s the definition of INSANITY? “Doing the SAME thing over and over while expecting a different result.” What is keeping you stuck? Are you afraid …

Moving toward your Desires and Dreams

“You can wait for the one who hurt you to heal you. But the thing is, you’ll die waiting and still wounded. You gotta heal you. That’s your life work… not theirs. Let them go and get to work on their own stuff. Their fault – – Okay. Got it. Now, YOU.” ~Glennon Melton Writing can be an amazing tool …