Hi, friends! It’s been a beautiful and healing time — nearly three months as a mom of two! My daughter turned two last week, so I now no longer have the excuse of “two under two” when things go awry, ha. My son, Isaiah, recently started to smile and laugh, and when he does, it’s like a thousand flowers bursting at once. I love it.
Big transitions (like motherhood) naturally evoke an evaluation of what’s most pressing and important. I am listening to my inner wisdom when it comes to how I can be of service to the world beyond my family, in a way that feels validating, enriching and worthwhile.
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Ecclesiastes 3 is one of the most poetic verses I’ve ever read in the Bible. I read it today, and it provided much hope. This is but a season. Plant what you wish to grow. 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be… Continue reading This Is But A Season
I woke up to a work e-mail that was not the most pleasant.
It colored all my thoughts a glassy blend of dark blue-gray.
After I responded, I started to deal with the internal and bodily reactions of being provoked by conflict.
Knot in the stomach. Anger. Judgement. Interrogation. Fear.
In a flash, I witnessed a beautiful thought: God is bigger than this problem.
I repeated it again and smiled.
But, the bitter thoughts returned.
When I create a resume for a client, I always start the conversation out with this question: if you could describe three standout characteristics about yourself, what would they be? Lately, I’ve been imagining what a LIFE’S resume would look like. You know, instead of parceling out the highlights of your career onto one page (with the appropriate buzzwords!), illuminating the moments and high points of your life’s most significant work (buzzwords not needed).
When all your words feel stale, and your writing needs juice, there is an antidote. Her name is….
on editing: getting started is the hardest part. because it’s work, and the work is deep and exhausting. but, once I’m in it, in the rich and tender heart of someone else’s storm, i feel so calm and purposeful, directed. like a quiet ship that’s wading through with a white flag that says, “not to… Continue reading on editing: a seafield.
There is always a way. When one door appears to close, open your eyes. See clearly what is before you; there are several entrances. Choose one. Walk through.
At the top of the hour of your writing day, remember this affirmation: I am a well of positive energy and light; creativity reaches me easily. There is nothing I can’t do in my writing, in my life, and in my work. No matter what, I speak my truth with grace and imagination, in a… Continue reading Affirmation for every hour