Sometimes we try to sanitize the parts of our story we worry others won’t like. Today, I’m digging up a little spring dirt with freedom and joy. This time, regarding my experience with “eastern philosophies” that were a big part of my Christian healing journey.
My apartment didn’t look like this on the morning I describe below ... but it did later!! I’ll never forget the first morning I woke up in my own apartment. A vintage Jazz-age studio with freshly-painted purple walls, the place was barely big enough for the boxed-up remnants of life I had crammed inside. But … Continue reading I’m Feeling So Lost. How Can I Find Myself?
The digital age has made entrepreneurship accessible for more women than ever before. Every day, our social media feeds are jammed with shiny images of women who are creating more money and time for themselves than ever before. You started your business thinking you’d be the next poster child for entrepreneurial or freelance freedom... But … Continue reading My Business Is Struggling. What Do I Do?
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?
Have you ever noticed that sometimes, thinking about your Biggest Dreams can leave you with a queasy feeling in your stomach? You want it ... but getting it feels so scary. That thing you desire seems so big, so beautiful, so amazing, that you almost feel shy to even consider it. Instead of feeling amazing. You … Continue reading Why Do I Feel So Anxious About Getting What I Really Want?
“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
Jesus said ... “When you continue to embrace all that I teach, you prove that you are my true followers. For if you embrace the truth, it will release more freedom into your lives.” - John 8:31-32 When it comes to our desires, we all have a head full of reasons why they can’t come to pass. … Continue reading 5 Mental Blocks that Keep Us from Receiving Our Heart’s Desires
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?
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