When You Stay Stuck in a Story…

…you give your power away. Truth be told, most of us love a good story. An account well-told captivates us; it brings us together and allows us to feel solidarity and connection with others. In fact, a catchy story played over and over in our own heads can be just as...

Eliciting Intimacy

When I set the intention to journey into more intimacy in all of my relationships, I wasn’t certain what that would mean for me and others in my life. A part of me thought that I would be met with wide-open arms, and in some instances that was the case. A few of my...

On Being Self-Full

I used to really struggle when it came to putting myself first, though taking care of others came very naturally to me. If I sensed that someone needed something, I quickly prioritized it, putting it above my own needs. I gave and I gave and then I would give even...

Healing Systemic Candida Helped Set Me Free

I spent a lot of my life feeling afraid and disempowered. I’ve written a lot about it, and I’ve always focused on the emotional aspect of it along with the trauma trigger that precipitated it. That is the because the primary focus of my healing work with myself and...

Cause to Celebrate

Celebrating feels good, and there’s been a lot to cheer for over the last few days from where I stand. As the Confederate flag eases down the pole and equal rights are extended to same sex partners with respect to marriage, the energy on my Facebook feed has been...

Stretching the Boundaries of Me

I’ve been writing a lot on communication lately, mostly because it is what is up for me in a big, big way. I’ve been working on my ability to share and trust and be vulnerable with others for years. Expressing myself through speech challenges me in so many ways that I...

Acknowledge, Accept, Allow: The Unfolding of Our Selves

Our feelings are our soul whispering to us so that we may better understand our values, our aspirations and our dreams. When we pay attention to them, we know who or what to avoid, which situations don’t agree with us and which do; we are able to navigate our personal...

Nice + Assertive = Authentic + Empowered

Assertiveness can be very difficult. Most of us have grown up during a time in which we are taught to put the needs of others over our own. We are often shown that the happiness of those around us is more important than ours and that we should do whatever it takes to...

Telling the Heart

“I’ve become so intimate with fear/I am now the presence that exists at the end of it.”— Meggan Watterson Fear was like this three-headed monster that hung over me for most of my life. When I look back at my youth and my early (and even into mid-) adulthood, most of...

Honoring our Inner Super Hero

Today I am reminded that we are all connected. It’s easy for me to forget that, despite the fact that I get to experience the joy of connection and Oneness on a daily basis through my work. Still, my ego – my fierce and loyal and way-overly-zealous protector – is very...