Tending the Temple and Wise Women

How is your haal? What is this haal that you inquire about?  I recently learned that this is how folks greet others in Arabic cultures.  How is your haal? What is this haal that you inquire about?  Or in English – how is your heart doing at this very moment? Something about this struck a chord with me. It is now my greeting of choice because it shows that I really want to hear what your heart is saying. We’ve let the cult of busyness cause us to become disconnected. We ask others how they’re doing without really caring for an answer, without really wanting to hear. And for the brave soul who decides to actually respond, we stare back stunned, because this person has chosen to believe we really have the time to listen or a genuine interest in what they have to say. How is your heart? At this moment, my…

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Journaling, Visionboarding, Storytelling

Caring for myself is not self- indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. – Audre Lorde Yesterday at Ladies Who Brunch, I was privileged to speak to a group of 15 women on the importance self-care to the woman on a mission. When life gets busy, self-care is usually the first thing we women throw out the window. I felt that the topic was an appropriate one to share with this dynamic group of women, some managers, business owners, health practitioners, community advocates, and retirees. These women give so much of themselves to others that they need to be reminded that they too are deserving of some consistent care. This year you can expect a lot more events. My next event is a collaboration with two other amazing women. It is a Journaling, Vision-boarding, and Storytelling workshop and it comes up in February. Join workshop…

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Ladies Who Brunch

What visions do you have for yourself and your life in 2018? In this soulful session, you will open yourself up to the things you want for yourself in the year ahead. Over brunch, we will share open, supportive and encouraging discussions with a small group of women who are committed to seeing their visions manifested. In this brunch session, I will be joined by Tash Mitch, coach, healer, and intuitive, and Carol Mitchell, life coach, community advocate and the founder of GARP. I will be speaking, what the term truly means, and it’s importance to the woman with a mission. It’s gonna be real, honest, and candid. Tash will be speaking on visions and manifestations and Carol will delve into her rich arsenal of wisdom to inspire and help get us approaching our visions from the right place. Registration, pricing, and venue details can be found on the flyer below.  …

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Grace and Cocktails

There is an incredible urge to me to write this morning. I have felt this way for some time, but I have been hiding from the words.  Sad. You see, I have always connected with myself at the end of my pen. Something on a deeper level will surface, grab me and pull me in when I find the courage to put pen on papers and explore my inner workings and many layers. My words are powerful on many levels – they bring healing, clarity, peace, perspective, and help me extend grace to myself and others as well. Grace. Hmm. Oh, sweet grace. This word fills me up and etches on to the broken spaces within me like no other. It allows me to make meaning of my experiences and what lays before me. It allows me the opportunity to extend grace to myself and give others the grace to be…

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Penning the words – A journaling workshop

Can I be vulnerable with you for a moment? Yes? Thank you. I am deep in the throes of anxiety and panics attacks like never before. For most of the week, I have been feeling ‘funny’, even a bit sad for no real reason. I feel burdened for no cause I can think of and I am unsettled. This week has been rough. I have been struggling to get through sentences, my voice cracks for no reason, I feel weak, and I just want to take an extended nap. After speaking with a friend who would know, she was quick to point of that these are common symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. ‘Quit watching the news (I’m a news junkie) and get off Facebook! You are allowing the things that are happening globally and in the community to sap and deplete you.’ She is right. More than ever before, we…

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