don’t lose it.

don’t lose it.

  You may have stuffed it, but everyone feels the urge to create. If we don’t, we know something is missing. We ache for it.   When I was younger, I loved drawing and writing stories. I felt so alive and free in my imagination. I remember my teacher in 3rd grade telling me writersContinue Reading

not holding it all together.

not holding it all together.

My boys go back to school Monday. On my weekly accountability call with my business buddy Wendy, I shared that I needed a break. Solo time… but it’s the last week of summer vacation. I really want to make it special. Wendy told me, Your kids don’t know what you’re planning in your head. What ideal are you holding yourselfContinue Reading

listening to the wrong guidance

listening to the wrong guidance

Most of my life, I’d trust my feelings. I’d listen to what felt good. If I started to feel unsure, I’d reevaluate. If it felt hard, a sign to go another direction. If I felt overwhelmed, stop everything and realign. Well, I discovered a couple years ago, I was listening to the wrong guidance. Not only was it untrue, but it was actually keeping me stuck. Keeping meContinue Reading

expectations can kill celebration

expectations can kill celebration

  In order to change and keep changing, you have to celebrate what you’ve already shifted.   The thing is, most of us don’t celebrate. It doesn’t come naturally to brag on yourself and what you rocked. Most of us see what didn’t work. We focus on what we could or should have done. ThenContinue Reading

time to fill back up

time to fill back up

Those who really know me, know I’m an introvert. I’ve been well trained as an extrovert. If I didn’t have a mission to help hundreds of thousands of women step into their creative calling, I’d be home painting and writing… by myself. Creative hermit. Over the years, I’ve learned to listen when I need to nurtureContinue Reading

you’re not responsible for it all. let go.

you’re not responsible for it all. let go.

It’s easy it is for women to over caretake. I think it’s in our blood. It feels good in the moment. We’re being helpful. Others think we’re awesome. We can make things happen. Get stuff done. BUT our energy spreads out thin. Spread out trying to control everything around us. When I first started holding woman’s circles, IContinue Reading

realignment moments

realignment moments

Have you ever not spoken up and wish you had? Had something happen that made you vow to do things differently? Last week I was with my family on vacation in Kealakekua. It was well needed and we had a great time fishing, snorkeling, and lounging around. With lots of games of Monopoly. One day weContinue Reading

(finally) open to love

(finally) open to love

Do you ever hold yourself back from love? Keep a part of your heart hidden? What if you opened that space? What would happen?   I was always told I looked just like my mother. We both had dark hair, brown eyes and tanned well (as opposed to Dad who is English-Swedish-Norweigen and turns lobsterContinue Reading

this is it. do what you love now.

this is it. do what you love now.

I’m feeling my mortality. This week I got the news 1 of my dear friends has months to live, and 2 others were just diagnosed with cancer. Aaaaaaand my mom has been hanging on the outskirts of my mind. Some people say the veil between the living and dead is thin around May Day. Perhaps Mom’sContinue Reading

stop stopping. how to move through fear.

stop stopping. how to move through fear.

Fear is unrecognized excitement. What if that were true? What if fear was actually pointing you towards what you’re supposed to be doing instead of stopping you?   When I was 15, fear pointed me down my path. My mom had died 2 years before. My dad was doing his best to hold things together.Continue Reading