I’ve done life my way

I will never forget the heavy fearful emotions that flooded my body when the pregnancy was confirmed. I’d gone alone to see a doctor and request the test. Deep inside I already knew it was true even though I had hoped it wasn’t. Yes, I was pregnant at 16, while in my junior year of high school.  What was going …

Freedom = Choice

I woke up at 4 am this morning.  My alarm was set to go off at 5:30. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to go back to sleep for that hour an a half. I started thinking about what I could think about as I lay relaxed in my warm comfy bed. I didn’t just want my thoughts …

My Relationship With Money

I started looking for jobs when I was 13. Not because I had to, I wanted to. I’m the youngest of four daughters and by the time I came along my parents were doing pretty well financially. We had a middle-class lifestyle in the 70s.  Nice cars, decent home, family vacations, a ski boat, tickets to see the Ice Capades, Globe …

If you don’t know you, you can’t love you

How long have you been looking for someone to love you? Everyone has stories they could tell about searching for love We live in a world where we have learned to focus outward. Always looking to someone or something outside of us to feel complete. The problem with this is it’s a never ending pursuit. Because we are looking to …

Do not forsake or abandon yourself

Know you were born worthy and deserving. Living causes self-doubt (it’s how you eventually learn to know who you really are). When you repeatedly doubt yourself – it can have a snowball effect. One that swiftly builds more confidence in what those around you have to say, While melting away the trust and confidence in yourself. You lose pieces of …

What does it feel like to know and live according to your personal power?

If you are feeling triggered by what’s happening outside of you – in the world, it’s a really good time to go within and strengthen yourself and your knowledge of who you are. Build up and nurture you. Make a list and add to it as you remember positive aspects of you. Become reacquainted with your likes, strengths, aptitudes, all …

Yes, it’s true, there’s nobody else quite like you!

Throughout time, the main questions humans continue asking are, “Who Am I?” & “Why Am I Here?” Do you know the answers to these questions for yourself? In order to really love yourself, you must know yourself. And when you truly know yourself, it is easier to really love yourself. You’re probably familiar with a common Bible verse that says …

Blind spots are areas where we cannot completely see ourselves

Our identity originates from a story about who we are. We each identify in multiple ways. Personally, I identify with myself as a teacher, mother, daughter, sister, friend, writer. The stories assigned to each of these identities includes a vast library of past and present definitions and conclusions. If I have a blind spot about any of the stories that …