Are you like others? Do you tell yourself, “I’ll do that tomorrow” or “I’ll get that done later” or “I promise I’ll do that later” or “we’ll do that next year”? Even better, “I’ll start/stop tomorrow”. I’m going out on a limb and guess most of the time “it” doesn’t happen tomorrow, next month or next year. I would like to share four strategies that helped me and will help you … [Read more...] about Next year…
In my experience, the life cycles tend to each last about 7 years. It just so happens I am heading into the last year of the 7th cycle of my life. In reflecting on these 7-year cycles, some feel like yesterday and others feel like a lifetime ago. Until I really took some time to reflect on these cycles, I didn’t really understand how significant they are in my life. I always … [Read more...] about When 7 turns 48
You’ll never know how strong your heart is until you know how to forgive someone who broke it. When we love someone, we can forgive a little easier, right? We can find the good in the ones we are closest to, the ones we can find goodness deep within. We are more likely to forgive because we believe their intention is good. Knowing this, and knowing that our own … [Read more...] about Forgiveness
According to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) trauma is a term used to describe the distressing event(s) that may have a long-lasting, harmful effect on a person’s physical and emotional health and well-being. What this does not define is the definition of a distressing event. What I do know is, a distressing event for me is very different … [Read more...] about Trauma is not linear.
As I reflect on the day, which is something I always try and do, it hit me. It wasn’t different than any other day but a word popped into my head. That word is awareness. I recently facilitated a workshop on personal responsibility and empowerment in an active shooter situation. We were asking for people to have situational awareness and be prepared for such an event So, it … [Read more...] about Awareness
When I wrote this, it was one of the most pivotal moments in my journey to fulfilment and wholehearted living. It was in that moment I was open enough to realize it all begins and ends with unconditional love. I finally had the clarity I needed, and my purpose became crystal clear. I read what I wrote, and I knew in this life I am meant to ease suffering for others. I knew I … [Read more...] about Unconditional Love.
How can women create and cultivate a space of safety for the men in our lives? As I began to write this piece, I found myself broadening my thoughts about this topic and have concluded this is not a gender-centric topic, but a human topic. For now, I want to want to share my thoughts on how women can support men and aid in building resiliency in the emotional health of … [Read more...] about Space…
Remember when you were young, and you wanted something in the worst way? When I was little I used to wish for things such as a wish on a star, a wish on a cloud, a wish for the first butterfly in spring. I was told “don’t tell anyone or it will not come true… umm, confession I always told people (hahaha). Did I get everything I wished for? Nope, and what I now know is I was … [Read more...] about Wish I may wish I might.
The gift of Love. By Christine Saunders When I was younger, like most when Christmas time rolled around we were asked: “what do you want for Christmas?” And most of us replied with “things” toys, games, bikes, dolls, etc. right? Not until much later in our lives do we realize the importance of experiences rather than “things”. The gift beyond “things” can last … [Read more...] about The gift of Love.
After the release of my story in OneTribe magazine, the thought I had, was it would be the end of this journey, the healing had happened and I was finally free. The weeks to follow that release proved to be different. Not in a bad way, in an informed educated way. I had pictured in my head what the celebrations would be that week and when it came time to pop the champagne … [Read more...] about Saying goodbye for good.