This is the Key to Happiness

This is the Key to Happiness

Inside: I have found the key to happiness here in embracing imperfection and choosing to love myself, and I want to share it with you. You’re imperfect. Life is messy. Show up anyway. This is the key to happiness. Showing up anyway. Acknowledging the full truth of who we are and all the mistakes we’ve made; the ways we’ve struggled and wrestled and been let down. Telling the truth about how scared we are that we don’t have what it takes and how we’ve compared and fallen short time and […]

5 Powerful Strategies for a Joyful Midlife and Beyond

5 Powerful Strategies for a Joyful Midlife and Beyond

Inside: Growing older is a gift. Growing older joyfully is a choice.  Whether or not we experience a joyful life midlife and beyond is largely about personal belief and choice. This post contains referral links. Growing older is a gift. Growing older joyfully is a choice. Martha Beck writes “since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.” I happen […]

How to Parent With More JOY as an Introverted Mom

How to Parent With More JOY as an Introverted Mom

Inside: We learn to parent with more joy as introverted moms when we wake up to our unique wiring and strengths and decide to honor who we are. I’ve provided a handful of articles and a course for introverted moms to support you on your journey. I know you’re not all parents (or moms) but many of you are so I occasionally share summits, posts or courses that might be of interest. Thank you for your patience if these do not serve you directly. Parenting is an integral part of my life […]

Why Feeling Stuck Might Actually Be a Happy Thing

Why Feeling Stuck Might Actually Be a Happy Thing

Inside: Feeling stuck is as beautiful a part of life as the times of flow and productivity. It’s a happy thing. It’s a call to do the work to get honest about what you want and need so you can get unstuck and move into alignment and purposeful action once again. I’ve provided 10 action steps and a load of practical resources to help you get unstuck. This post contains referral links. I launched excitedly into chatting about and writing this post. And then I got stuck. There are moments […]

What If You Approach Growth From the Perspective That You’re OK?

What If You Approach Growth From the Perspective That You’re OK?

Inside: There’s a world of difference between seeking growth from a place of feeling broken or messed up vs. stepping into growth from the perspective that you’re imperfect and you’re OK. What if you approach growth or a desire to find deeper healing or freedom from the perspective that you’re already enough? That wanting to learn and grow and become more fully yourself is great – but not a prerequisite for treating yourself like you matter or behaving like you love yourself. What if you show up curious each day, open to […]

For Valentine’s Day This Year Give Yourself The Gift of Discomfort

For Valentine’s Day This Year Give Yourself The Gift of Discomfort

We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ― Brené Brown, Rising Strong I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It feels like one more arbitrary, commercialized holiday designed to make people either jump through hoops or feel like something essential is wrong with them and their life. Maybe I’m just not a romantic. But if you can’t imagine opting out, then what if for Valentine’s this year you give yourself the gift of discomfort?   What if, you make peace […]

Change Comes Softly

Change Comes Softly

Change comes softly. We gathered in the hospital room, taking our turns at his side. Whispering goodbyes that were wholly insufficient. And then he was gone. But it had been a year and a half of prognosis and treatment, of driving back and forth never knowing if this time would be the last I got to sit with him, hoping and needing to somehow absorb every last bit of life wisdom he had to spare. Before he left. There was not enough time and more than we were initially given. […]

Just Choose All or Something

Just Choose All or Something

I’ve come to the conclusion that my message can be summed up in three simple phrases: You’re imperfect; Life is messy; Show up anyway. (I want to help you figure out how!) I love the clarity and simplicity of this. I care about each of us deciding to fight or crawl or question our way to freedom. Making peace with the messy truth that we are imperfect and gifted. That we struggle but we are not a failure. We bumble our way through life but we are worthy of compassion. Life […]