Maybe You Are Brave

Maybe You Are Brave

Inside: Choosing life when you don’t know how you’ll live and you feel alone and unheard. Choosing to love and who you are. Choosing not to quit. This is brave. Maybe you are brave. Brave. I never identified with this word. I knew it definitely did not describe me. I was afraid. I was overwhelmed. I hated who and how I was. I wanted to end my stay here. I felt inadequate and ill equipped for surviving in this world. I was clearly not brave. But choosing life when you […]

Are These Thoughts Keeping You From a Purposeful Life?

Are These Thoughts Keeping You From a Purposeful Life?

Inside: These 12 lies keep many people stuck and hold them back from building a happy and purposeful life. Don’t let them stop you. Most mornings I wake up drippy with gratitude and delight for this imperfect and beautiful life of mine. I can hardly believe how fortunate I am to connect with women around the world, have space to putter and read, a family to love, and opportunity to use my gifts to encourage and teach on a daily basis. But not that long ago I lived stuck. Afraid […]

Living a Life of Purpose on the Mountaintop or in the Valley

Living a Life of Purpose on the Mountaintop or in the Valley

Inside: Whether on the mountaintop or in a valley, we can live a life of purpose. One moment at a time. Here are 5 tenets for living a life of purpose. I put in a great deal of energy thinking through my direction and primary goals for the new year. I spent many hours in honest reflection, life management binder and worksheets strewn about me, working to identify where I could cull and simplify and work smarter not harder. I felt purposeful and excited about what lay ahead. And then, […]

Show up Real and Afraid and Honest and Vulnerable

Show up Real and Afraid and Honest and Vulnerable

Inside: I’m pretty sure we’re all afraid – at least some of the time. And more often than not. Show up afraid. Afraid and vulnerable. Show up real and honest with yourself above all. I show up every day afraid. I work with beautiful, competent women doing lovely things in the world – and they are afraid too. At least some of the time. And more often than not. I often reassure them that they are not, in fact, alone. It helps. Show up afraid and vulnerable time and time […]

Just Like Me Sometimes You’ll Fall : 8 Ways to Get Back Up

Just Like Me Sometimes You’ll Fall : 8 Ways to Get Back Up

Inside: This is a guest post from newmoonhakomi.com. In it, Ketriellah shares 8 wisdom-filled tools to help you get up again when you fall – because you will inevitably fall or feel down sometimes, just like me. This post contains some amazon referral links. We’ve all heard some version of this over and over again. From biblical proverbs, to football coaches and fortune 500 executives:  Fall down seven times, get up eight. (That one happens to be a Japanese Proverb.) While we can’t avoid falling down, here are 8 tools […]

This is KEY to Crafting the Life You Want

This is KEY to Crafting the Life You Want

Inside: If you truly want something you must show up and do the work. Small step by step. This is key to crafting the life you want. Do the work. Keep trying. Get your hands dirty. Do all or something. Take imperfect action. Build a growth mindset. Ask for help if you need it. Learn to sit with discomfort. Take two steps forward, one step back. Do it scared and aware there is much you don’t know. Pick yourself up should you fall. Stay out of comparison. But do the work. […]

Why You Should Be Happy That it’s All In Your Head

Why You Should Be Happy That it’s All In Your Head

Inside: Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! Henry Ford understood the powerful truth that it’s all in your head. This post contains referral links. If you’ve lived with anxiety, experienced fear at night after watching a scary movie, or spun stories about what someone might be thinking about you, then you likely understand that sometimes it’s all in your head. Neuroscience tells us that our logical, rational brain plays only a minor role in our decision making. Much of our decision making is actually […]

I Find CALM In The Space of In-Between

I Find CALM In The Space of In-Between

Inside: I am no longer afraid of being imperfect or less-than and more afraid of missing my life because I am constantly wishing it away. When I embrace my mediocrity I find calm, here in the space of in-between. I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that. People have argued vehemently against this idea – they don’t agree, they don’t believe this to be true about me, they feel like it is a disparaging comment. But I get to define who I am and I am the […]