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  • The Beach Is My Spirit Animal

    The beach has such a feeling of freedom and peace. It's like just being there makes everything more calm and relaxed. The stress you are feeling seems to lessen and the rush of the world seems further away. As I sat on the towel with sand between my toes... and literally every part of me, I gazed out on this island and wondered what it would be like to live on an island. Far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Would it be harder? Would it be easier?  Would it be lonely? Would I care? Being back in the mid-west and away from the water brings its…

  • I could never…

    How many times do we say things to ourselves that stop us from going after our dreams?     "I could never do what that person is doing... " I could never be in front of that many people. I could never run a large department I could never be that in charge I could never walk 5 miles I could never.... I catch myself using negative self-talk frequently. It varies depending on the situation I am in of course but the important thing is that I catch it. I know there are times that I do not ... until it's been ruminating for a while! Spinning around in my…

  • How To Inspire A Sheep

    Did you know that when you put crabs in a bucket they actually hang on to each other so much that they will pull any crab who tries to get out of the bucket back in? I frequently remind people to avoid holding each other back when someone is reaching for a new goal or trying to see a dream come to fruition. You hear the naysayers say things like "I can't believe you are going to do that!" or "I would never do that!" What is worse is what you hear in your head... "Am I good enough?" or " Who do you think you are?"...  I could go…

  • AND SHE DID

    I saw a post on FB the other day that asked what three words describe your life and the words AND SHE DID came to mind. I have faced so much adversity in my life. Mostly magnified by my limiting beliefs of how life and the universe work. I have always considered myself open-minded but when it comes to my world I have been very narrow-minded. Very critical and very hard on myself. Learning to NOT do this to myself has been such a hard lesson/journey. It only takes one comment from someone to get my mind rolling on how true or false their statement is. Oddly enough if they…

  • Fear is a liar

    I don't know how many times I have started something and then stopped because I was afraid! I mean I have been afraid of everything! -winning -losing -not being good enough -being called a fraud-trusting my own decisions or intuition IT CAN BE PARALYZING! Fear is an illusion... it’s created by your subconscious to keep you safe... but from what? Pain, Embarrassment, who knows? How many times do you do things that your inner voice tries to talk you out of and things turn out fine? Not just fine but great? We can not eliminate fear... but we can overcome it... Fear tells you to stop, don't, and the all-consuming…

  • We are all Stardust & You are a Miracle!

    It's been repeated over and over since Mel Robbins discussed the chances of you being born as being a miracle in her AWESOME TEDx Talk. Someone calculated the statistics and crunched the numbers and decided that yes... YOU are a miracle. She took it one step further and explained it with such amazing detail! I agree with her and I never needed a statistician (ha, I spelled that right on the first try!) to tell me that. You might find some solace in the technical and scientific details which is totally fine. You do you. The reason for this particular post is that I never realized that I was a…

  • The First Day of The Rest of My Life

    I am a rebel. I have always believed that rules are made to be bent, challenged and often broken in the right situation. I also now realize that unless you understand all of the rules, you should tread cautiously where rules affect other people. "Big Picture" kind of things.   You know.... like the butterfly effect or ripples on the water. The things you do, affect others whether you are aware of them or not. I have always tried to help others. Often times tried to mold people into what "I thought of who they should be",  I now know that it is not my job or my business. Just…