The power of sisterhood

“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.”  ― Marianne Williamson I once spoke at a girls empowerment conference to a group of three hundred ten to thirteen-year-olds. As I was waiting to go on stage, I overheard a small […]

Holding it together is overrated

I’m known as the oldest of seven, the product of overachievers, a hyper-competent “woman who always has answers and knows where she’s going,” the go-to girl–the one who always seems have it together. And as I move deeper into the second half of my life, I’m questioning how this affects me–what is the price I […]

What are you missing?

In the next three weeks, I will be managing an extra full plate at work: multiple speaking engagements, leading a retreat, finishing a new telecourse and more.  And as I look at my schedule–all things I truly love to do and that feed me–at times, I’m finding myself wanting to blink and wake up on […]

Sisterhood

“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.”  ― Marianne Williamson I once spoke at a girls empowerment conference to a group of three hundred ten to thirteen-year-olds. As I was waiting to go on stage, I overheard a small […]

Year-of-Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway

Self-care—the art of attuning and responding to your needs and desires—is a moment to moment process. It’s not about adding something to your to-do list; it’s about cultivating a new way of being. Renee Trudeau I remember the first time I ever attended a powerful women’s retreat. I left the weekend feeling aligned, deeply renewed, […]

What does self-care mean to you?

I just returned from leading a self-renewal retreat for women at a new retreat center in the Midwest. The beautiful women I gathered with from Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Missouri were all at different life stages but shared the same desire: to reconnect with who they are, to live more intentionally and to […]

My 7 Favorite Birthday Presents

January is not my favorite month. I don’t like the cold, I love and need lots of sunshine and my birthday–January 7–often brings with it an array of emotions, which often include sadness around not having my mom and dad around to tell me about the day I was born. But with all of that, […]

Holding it Together is Overrated

I’m the oldest of seven, the product of overachievers, a hyper-competent, perpetual “woman who always has answers and knows where she’s going,” the go-to girl–the one who seems to always have it together. Lately I’m questioning how this affects me–what is the price I pay for stepping into this personae? Yes, I’ve come a long […]