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Life: The Worthwhile Mess

Life is a mess. And I don’t mean that in a “hot mess” kind of way. It’s not even a reference to all the tragedy, unkindness, violence, hatred, shaming and simple evil we see all around us in recent and not-so-recent news. I mean…

June 16, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

The Power of Saying “I Don’t Know”

Sometimes, all I can say is, “I don’t know.” And the truth is that I sometimes hate that answer. We feel like others expect us to know; sometimes, I expect myself to know…pretty much everything. My expectations (as they often are) are based on…

June 8, 2016
Living with Intention

No Expectations: Finding Peace in Uncertainty

Have you ever stepped into an important situation without any expectations? Many years ago I was talking with a friend on my way to a first date. I told her I was trying to keep my expectations low. Then something revolutionary happened. She suggested…

April 7, 2016
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Living with Intention

Liberating the Leader Within

You are the most important leader you will ever encounter.  You may have teachers, mentors, friends and other inspirations that belong on the list of influences and supporters, but you are the one primarily tasked with leading yourself.  I’m guessing this will make some…

January 26, 2016
Life Beloved

The Risk of Retreat

After my oldest daughter was born, my marriage went through a difficult transition.  Of course we knew things would shift and change, but no one can really prepare for major life changes, can they?  In addition to the obvious responsibilities of caring for a new life,…

November 10, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

How to Change

I sat in a church service – maybe 15 years ago – and listened to what was a pretty straightforward message about financial giving.  For me, there wasn’t anything particularly noteworthy about this message…until the end.  That day, I heard a pastor say something that…

October 20, 2015