My deepest dreams—like traveling to Rome (pictured above)—didn’t become possible until I cleared out internal blockages. As women, our dreams matter to us deeply. We carry them with us everywhere the same way we carry a cherished handbag, or wear a piece of jewelry that symbolizes love. Our dreams define who we are. Except that … Continue reading 4 Reasons Your Dreams Are (Perpetually) On Hold
Most women I know underestimate how strong they really are. As I speak with women (and even men!), hearts open and tales pour out—tales of abuse, neglect, lack, frustration, missed opportunities, lost love, and setbacks. Yet through it all, the individuals who own these courageous stories have survived, and lived to fight another day. The … Continue reading What To Do When People Criticize Your Big Dream?
“We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.” - Hildegard of Bingen Lately I've … Continue reading Embrace the Terror, Turn the Key: Conquering Fear to Find Your Voice
As women in a success-oriented culture, we’re expected to have results to show for everything we do. But sometimes the most powerful practices are the ones that don’t bring a tangible result... except for our own joy and happiness. What if those results are enough?
There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)
Everyone loves a free spirit, and as modern women, many of us (at least secretly) want to be one! But here's the big secret: being free doesn't mean we've actually been freed.Our Instagram feeds are stuffed daily with beautiful photos advocating a glamorously non-conformist "bohemian" lifestyle. While the sum total of what it means to … Continue reading 10 Hallmarks of a Truly Free(d) Spirit
For most of my life, I wouldn’t have said I had an eating disorder. To me, “eating disorders” were things like anorexia and bulemia: big, life-altering struggles that required the intervention of doctors, therapists and pastors. I never realized that every time I ran to the fridge for a snack when I felt sad, or … Continue reading Finding Freedom from Emotional Eating
I was 30 years old when I walked out of the highest-paying job I ever hoped to hold. In the preceding months, I had done everything I could to ensure my success. I hired a business coach. Got a business plan together. And even started getting beta clients for my new business's first service package, so … Continue reading Are You as a Woman Really Ready to Start Your Own Business?
NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! Anyone who knows me well knows how much I hate the process of … Continue reading Little Paper Pieces: On the Tearing Up and Rewriting of Your Life
NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! Every year I have great plans for February. And every year, they get … Continue reading Get Your Story Straight, and the Rest Will Follow