Life is Short: Make Space for What You Truly Want and Need

Life is Short: Make Space for What You Truly Want and Need

Inside: In just one heartbeat life can change forever so I choose to live each day as though it could be my last. I declutter my life to make space for what I truly want and need. Despite the imperfection, grief, and messiness of it all, I love my life and family. But loss reminds me every time I walk through it that life is far shorter than we often realize. In one breath or one heartbeat, life can change forever. I want to live each day on purpose. I […]

Be The Change: A Message From My Mother’s Heart

Be The Change: A Message From My Mother’s Heart

Inside: We have to be the change. We have millions of small choices to make as we walk about our ordinary life that determine how we’ll help build a kinder, safer world for everyone. A Message From My Mother’s Heart on Mother’s Day weekend, 2020. We will never experience true freedom while we deny people their humanity (paraphrase). -Sterling K. Brown My heart hurts. How is it that we still live in a world where a young black man is gunned down while going about his ordinary life? This is […]

I Make Space for Freedom with Every Exhale

I Make Space for Freedom with Every Exhale

Life calls me over and over again to loosen my grip, release, exhale, make space for the essential and let go of all the rest. I don’t want this. What I WANT is for life to feel easy and allow me to follow all my shiny ideas, to say yes to far more like book deals and business products and making more money and looking like I’ve got life figured out. Instead, my life feels like a journey of letting go of more and more until the truth of who […]

On Embracing Our Weird

On Embracing Our Weird

Being human is weird. On the one hand, I have always desperately longed for family, belonging, and acceptance. Yet there is a fire inside of me (thank you mama) that will not allow me to settle for status quo. I am wired to push, question, dig, wrestle, wish I could make life easier on myself, long for a voice, practice using my voice, hide, run, rest, start all over again. I don’t want to fit neat and tidy into someone else’s box. I don’t think YOU have to fit neat […]

Why I Choose to Slow Down and Lay on the Couch all Weekend

Why I Choose to Slow Down and Lay on the Couch all Weekend

Inside: For happiness and a full beautiful life, it’s essential that we slow down and make space for purposeful rest. We can’t pour out what we don’t first pour in. For years I repeated a cycle of ignoring my body and brain’s call to rest and then inevitably falling ill and being forced to cancel all plans to lay on the couch reading for a weekend. I loved it. It dawned on me finally that perhaps I could arrange my life in such a way that I could choose to […]

It Takes Courage to Become Who You Really Are

It Takes Courage to Become Who You Really Are

Inside: Growth is messy and it takes courage to become who you really are. But doing this hard, stretching work leads to freedom and a sense of rootedness and calm. These three keys are essential to intentional, sustainable growth. As funny as it sounds, it can take decades for us to become who we really are. We’re called to sift through external and internal pressures and ideas about how we ought to be, push back against outdated messages about gender roles or familial patterns, accept the invitation to peel away […]

Embrace Imperfection or Real Life Will Never Be Enough

Embrace Imperfection or Real Life Will Never Be Enough

Inside: Our real, messy lives will be “never enough” until we embrace imperfection and accept that we are not in control of it all. I opened up my inbox as I often do in the morning to sift through interesting articles and ideas, share some online, and save a seed or two of thought for a later date. This morning it struck me as funny – in a sort of unfriendly, depressing way – that my intentionally curated inbox, brimming with interesting stats, science, and personal opinion for how to […]