Writing Makes My Heart Merry

There’s something about pen on paper and 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 program birthing and discover how writing can change your life and empower you.

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Handling Family Disagreements As Adults

When you were younger do you remember having disagreement with your family, namely your parents or your siblings? As you increased in age, there is a good chance that many of those arguments and disagreements disappeared, but, in adulthood, you may see them reappear. If and when the time comes, do you know what to do? Unfortunately, many women are unsure as to where they should stand or how to handle this important issue. When it comes to adulthood problems with family members, many women automatically think of problems that they have with their husbands or their romantic partners. While these are complications and issues that need to be dealt with, it is important to realize that there is a difference between your partner and the family that you grew up with. That is why it is important that you handle those situations and issues differently. One of the many…

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Imagining a beautiful life – A physical perspective.

We each have much more to give than just trying to achieve a cultural beauty standard. You are beautiful right now, exactly as you are. Imagine waking up one morning to find that you are using your unique talents in a fully satisfying way, that you feel wonderful in your body, and that your life feels rich and complete. Now ask yourself, how much time and money have you spent trying to live up to the cultural ideal of female beauty? Every year Americans spend over $40 billion on dieting. People put massive life energy into studying the latest diet, planning menus, agonizing over food choices, depriving themselves, and doing forms of exercise they don’t even enjoy. There is so much more to life than the endless quest to make the body look like the cultural beauty ideal. It doesn’t have to be that way. Before the dieting craze began,…

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You’re more beautiful than you think

I know this video has been making the rounds but I really wanted to share it here just in case you have not seen it. It really highlights the disparity in how we see ourselves and how others see us. We tend to judge ourselves, personality or features much critically than others do. We tend to see flaws where they see beauty.  Watch the video to the end. It’s just about 3 minutes in length and there is a powerful message to at the end you will only catch if you follow the video from start to finish. Just so you know, you’re more beautiful than you think! Are you critical of your features? Do you see flaws? Has this video inspired you to re-think the way you see yourself? Let me know.

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Pursue Excellence Not Perfection

Ever feel the need to be perfect? I have. A long time ago. I suppose on may consider it an admirable pursuit but speak to any perfectionist in recovery and they will tell you that if often causes you to be very judgmental, leaves you feeling pretty drained and since we are humans….imperfect. The worst is when you try to impose your perfection ideals and upon others who are happy with things just the way they are and being the way they are. The constant pursuit of perfection can wreak havoc on our psyches and relationships. In my early 20’s I pursued perfection and wore the badge of being a perfectionist with pride. I was consumed with being a perfectionist in all areas of my life – in writing the prefect blog post (would tweak it to death!), being the perfect service provider, being the perfect, wife, fur mamma, daughter …….just being perfect and always number the best. You…

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