For The Hard Women

I am not afraid of your hardness. I know it grew out of necessity, just like mine did. I know it keeps you safe and in control, and that's okay. I see the part of you that is soft and open and wants to have the conversation, the one where you're heard and seen and … Continue reading For The Hard Women

Let It All Fall Apart

Save your strength for those who need you to be strong but how tender can you be with your own heart how patient can you be with your own growth how kind can you be to your weak parts Hold it together when others are collapsing but once in a while let it all fall … Continue reading Let It All Fall Apart

Being Human

I wonder how we can dignify this human experience our birth days and our funerals our love stories and our tragedies our collapses and our relapses our wounds, scars and beauty I don’t have the answer, but I have this embrace I offer you each time we meet I have this heart that beats and … Continue reading Being Human

Body & Soul

I'm in search of a little bit of soul lately. The kind you find by going in and not out. It's an itch I can't ignore, and it usually grabs me when I've been neglecting myself for one reason or another. This soulfulness I seek feels a lot like groundedness. I know it when I've … Continue reading Body & Soul

Answer Your Fear With This Question

Have you had a life-or-death experience? Has someone close to you died? Do you shy away from the topic of death because it's uncomfortable? Those were questions I never contemplated for most of my life. Nowadays I embrace the conversation because I've realized that contemplating death can inform our lives powerfully. I was given an … Continue reading Answer Your Fear With This Question

What Inspires You?

What inspires you? What inspires you to take that next step courageously, to trust yourself instead of doubt yourself, or to dig a little deeper for some hidden inner strength? In a literal sense, inspiration is the act of drawing air into the lungs. When we receive inspiration figuratively, we experience that same sense of … Continue reading What Inspires You?

Breaking Open the Beauty Within

On a recent trip to a rock exhibit with my family, I passed a table that was labeled, "Ugly Rocks." I stopped and looked at the rocks. They were all brown and pretty boring looking. They weren't especially ugly, but they definitely weren't as shiny as most of the other rocks in the exhibit. I … Continue reading Breaking Open the Beauty Within