Be brave and bold. Sometimes the world needs it.

It’s funny how God has a way of sending you confirmation and encouragement when your resolve may be wavering. My mind is in overdrive making it hard for me to sleep. Doubts and relentless thoughts making it hard for me to get some shut eye for any long time. I got up and could not go back to bed, turned on the computer and then I saw Liz’s email with a video and I opened it up. With the exception of my blogs, I’ve been offline for a bit in one part due to tech woes (think 4 computers since the start of the year) and other part working on my first workshop that drops on the 4th July. The workshop is about journaling, personal story telling and writing to heal. For me, this stuff is important. If I didn’t have pen, paper and the ability to express everything I was carrying deep…

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Shedding Relationships that Fail to Serve

In my first show of 2015 I will be joined by Liz J Simpson, the Self Discovery Diva. On the show Liz and I will be discussing relationships from the view of shedding those that fail to serve us. You know, the type I’m talking about – those relationships that make us feel uncomfortable, cause us question our choices, compromise our beliefs and  just make us feel icky. I’ve found that oftentimes we say we are tired of having these types of people around us but we do little if anything to make changes to the relationships even if it means walking away because it’s almost always pointless trying to change others. So, we tolerate the fakes, the pretenders, the opportunists, the parasitic, the frenemies and the insincere. We know they aren’t good to and for us, yet we continue to engage them and give them space in our life and mind. We create space and…

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Journaling Workshop July 2015 workshop

Honestly, you would not believe how excited I am to offer my first workshop. It’s the first of many to come and I just know that I am on the right path because the workshop is almost booked before the official launch. On July 4, myself and a small group of women will convene upon a rustic cottage in the country and spend the day with our pens and journals and for the tech savvy among us, laptops. There will be laughing, crying, reflecting, discovering of truths, copious cups of tea and coffee, cake and a light meal. The workshop is a hands-on, intimate sort of affair on personal storytelling, writing to heal and deep soul journaling.  At the end of the workshop, participants will not just understand how to approach this sort of writing  but they will walk away with the knowledge and tools on how to make it a fruitful habit…

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On accepting people as they are

We have a tendency to want to change or help others become better versions of themselves. I suppose that’s just a human thing and part of our internal wiring. Life is an ongoing process of learning, discovery and understanding. As I grow older and I become more receptive to understanding and accepting people for who they are and not what I feel they can become, I’m coming to recognize the danger of trying to change others. I’ve come to the place where I realize the importance of just letting people be who they are. It is good for them and also good for me. It safeguards me against hurts and prevents that person from becoming resentful to me for trying to push them into someone they are not, do not desire to become or was not created to be. And its a dangerous and problematic thing, too. I’ve seen it. It…

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Writing makes the heart merry

There’s something about pen on paper, keystroke followed by keystroke I find comforting. It’s almost as if with each stroke of the pen or strike of the keyboard, I feel my stresses and burdens leaving me. Something about opening up my mind and heart and sharing it on paper makes me feel strengthened, hopeful, bold and fearless. Through highs and lows the pen and the keyboard have been a source of solace, comfort and hope. I truly believe in the therapeutic power of writing. I believe in the power of the written word to change, shape, transform and empower. Join me in my signature services, therapeutic and transformational writing and discover how writing can change your life and empower you. It’s more potent that you think!

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