You’ve had that little nudge in your soul for a long time now: There’s a message that’s been given to you, and only to you, and it’s time you speak up. You know deep-down that your voice matters. But the problem is... You work in a business, or an industry, or a ministry, that is … Continue reading I Want To Speak Up, But I’m Surrounded By Brilliant Voices Already—And They’re Intimidating! What Now?
It’s mid-way through your week, and already you have realized your to-do list was completely unrealistic.... again. The bullet points for items yet to be completed far outweigh the checkmarks for what’s been done. It’s a beautiful day outside, too. But you don’t remember the last time you felt the sun on your skin. Instead … Continue reading Stressing and Pressuring Yourself for Not Getting Enough Done? Read This:
Have you ever wondered why you have so many creative ideas... but you never experience the joy of finishing them? Have you ever wondered why that, no matter what you do, your creative projects never get finished? Could it be that there’s something more going on than just a bout of “writer’s block” or “artist’s … Continue reading MINI-WORKSHOP: Identify the Roots of Your Creative Blocks
“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” -- Romans 8:15 MSG 2020 is the first year in my entire adult life that I have not set goals. Not a single one. In any category. My life has … Continue reading I’m Making 2020 A Goal-Free Year. Here’s Why.
You know the feeling all too well. You’ve got a day off, and you’ve committed to yourself that you will make significant progress on your big creative project. Or finally finish the website for your business.Or revamp your eHarmony profile. But somehow... the end of the day comes... and you still haven’t done what you … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating On Your Big Dream
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)
"I do not understand abstract act. Only art born of love, passion, pain.” ― Anaïs Nin
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! “Be fully present. Feel your heart. And engage the next moment without an … Continue reading Weightless Warrior: On Fencing Well at 30,000 Feet