Yes. Hell, Yes.

As a woman, I was taught to take care of the needs of others, to say yes to things that felt like no, to distrust my intuitive sense of the right direction, and instead fill my plate with responsibilities, not passions. In other words, I was given an out-dated map to guide me through life.

It didn’t work out so well for me.

I am done doing that.

I have cleared my plate and cleared my throat; I feel a stinging sense of rightness, of joy, rising up from the root of my life.

There’s no time left to do anything that doesn’t make my whole life say yes. … More Yes. Hell, Yes.

XOXO

A – Z Challenge – Day 24 “Energy grows where energy goes.” ~ Lisa Nichols A Love Letter to Life It’s Sunday morning and the whole house is silent, save the sounds that any house makes, shifting and creaking on its foundation, settling in for another day. My dog’s doing the backstroke on my bed, … More XOXO

What a Wonderful World

A – Z Challenge – Day 23 “Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having.” ~ D. H. Lawrence A Handmade Life I love the show, Nashville. … More What a Wonderful World

Vulnerability: Allowing Ourselves to be Seen

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will … More Vulnerability: Allowing Ourselves to be Seen

Unforgettable

“Do not allow me to forget you.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons A – Z Challenge – Day 21 Unforgettable What are the unforgettable moments of your life? What are the times you think back on without regret or nostalgia; just joy, pure joy? For me, I remember experiences, people. Holding hands. That first … More Unforgettable