I’ll get straight to the point. Emotions, stress levels, and uncertainty are all running high after the election, regardless of which “side” you’re on. Personally, I am feeling all these things, and more. Everything seems very personal. The day after the election, I wrote this open letter and posted it on my Facebook wall.Read More
What is something you experienced that you really cherish the memory of AND what is happening in your life right now that could use that kind of loving feeling? For me, one of my fondest memories is being taught to ride my bike by my Dad. The feeling of pure joy when I realized that he had let go of the back of the bike and I was doing it by myself was amazing!!! In my life now, I need to allow myself to acknowledge my accomplishments and enjoy the feeling, instead of wondering if I could have done better.Read More
So, I've been struggling with what to write about this week so I turned to a book my wife bought me, “642 things to write about”. This topic jumped off the page at me "It's not every day someone walks into your life to flip the whole thing upside down". I'm incredibly lucky to have many people who fall into this category so I'm going to focus on 4 of them & tell a brief story of how they changed my life. All of these people allowed me to open up & grow and I am forever grateful. I hope to inspire you to see that change and growth come in many forms and from places you don't necessarily expect.Read More
September is right around the corner and for many, it's a time of rejuvenation, of new beginnings, and fresh starts. I was born in September, so that may be part of why I feel this way but I know I'm not alone. When I was a child, September meant back to school… time to reconnect with friends learn new things and tell our summer stories. We had new books, new clothes (for me that meant a new uniform) and a renewed sense of wonder.Read More
In a recent discussion on my Facebook group “You Are Stronger Than You Know”, the subject of forgiveness came up. But this wasn’t your typical forgiveness conversation…this was one about how to forgive our friends, loved ones, and colleagues for the stuff that’s been uncovered or stirred up during this unusually divisive political climate.
The recent level of vitriol had certainly made it very difficult to have conversations about politics these days without emotions running high. I'm not going to pretend I have all the answers but do have a couple of thoughts on the subject. I understand how hard it is when you feel betrayed by others. Even though it's not "personal" it certainly feels that way, doesn’t it?Read More