In my younger years, I put up walls around my heart to protect my true essence from people who could take it or harm it. Sometimes, I wore a mask to shield others from seeing my pain. But, getting hurt is inevitable and pain is a part of life, so why do so many of us attempt to hide from it? And,
I recently gifted my friend, Deb, a tarot reading for her 50th birthday. I asked Deb to pull a theme card for her year (followed by 12 cards for each month). The theme card she pulled was transformation. At first glance, we were thrilled by the idea of transforming at 50! Then, we noticed
At the start of 2022, I chose the word “flow” as my word of intention for the year. I chose this word with the intention of welcoming, and not resisting, changes that may occur on the path. I quickly realized that in order for me to 'keep my word', my choices need to
What a year! What a journey! After reflecting back on the last 10 months since I began writing this newsletter, I realized that being on the path to authenticity is about being in the present experience of your life and being accountable to your truth. So, why is it so hard to stay
Since my last newsletter, I have been actively making time for joy as a way of shifting my energy from heavy (trauma healing) to light (feeling free). It has been uplifting and soul-affirming! Joy is being in the energy of your truth. It is a source of light that connects us to other
Emotional Habits: Part 3
Letting go of a familiar story is hard. But, if the story is holding you back from being your best self, then letting it go is the only way you can move forward. Old stories and emotional habits are often considered familiar and "safe". But, what exactly are they protecting you from?
Emotional Habits: Part 2
I have a tendency to over-react with anger when my kids don't listen. I don't want to do that anymore. I spent the last two weeks exploring the reasons for my anger. This week felt like a walk in the valley of darkness.
Emotional Habits: Part 1
The pandemic brought up a lot of difficult emotions for me and ultimately raised the question about whether my emotional habits are serving my purpose to live authentically. After some consideration, I realized that a few of my emotional habits are harmful and, in fact, they are getting in the way of my
In life, we often stumble, fall, and mess up. This is what it means to be human. Unfortunately, however, for many of us, we learn that falling is weakness and making a mistake is shameful. These social labels or "standards" make it very difficult for people to embrace their humanness.
Being vulnerable and sharing your emotions with others is like opening a door to your heart and letting people see you - the real you - in all your messy feelings. It's hard but it is the only way for people to really get to know you. In my experience, the gifts of love