Breaking Ties With Storylines You Thought You Needed to Finish

Can you tell when it’s time to start breaking ties with storylines you thought you needed to finish?  It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately.  Like so many others, I had a creative vision and direction locked in my mind for 2020 - with an execution strategy to match. There was definitely flexibility and wiggle room to make shifts and changes on the fly, but I was not prepared for a “full stop”, prolonged break from in-person connection. I also wasn’t ready to lose … [Read more...]

Blend Creative Fire With the Patience of Being in Progress

It takes courage to blend creative fire with the patience of being in progress.  We have to listen deeply to what our heart is saying, and notice where inspiration is guiding us next. Feel into it. Trust it fully. Then, we need to begin to envision, dream or brainstorm possibilities. Map out steps. Choose to take action in alignment with our vision, while staying flexible to the how, when, and where to empower what we “see” to come into being - without force or expectations around the … [Read more...]

Are you Acting Against Your Own Best Interests and Creative Desires?

Can you tell when you are acting against your own best interests and creative desires? I’m going to take a gamble and answer for you - most of the time you probably have no idea. At least not until things get REALLY uncomfortable or challenging on a personal level.  Of course you don’t do this intentionally. Your personal value system, experiences, and upbringing all inform your actions. Add in underlying fears, traumas as well as the impact of life-changing disappointments, an … [Read more...]

Balancing the Energy and Emotion of Endings and Beginnings

Being present with and navigating the energy and emotion of endings and beginnings at the same time is a tricky process.  It’s easy to fall into the pattern of creating great plans, intentions, strategies and long lists as we wrap up one year and begin another, and do it all on auto-pilot. In a way it’s a holiday tradition - finding our personal way to say goodbye to the current year and look forward to the promise of the next. But let’s be honest, 2020 has offered up a much more of a … [Read more...]

Understanding the Ways We Avoid Seeing and Accepting Our Truth

There are so many ways we distract ourselves from seeing and accepting our truth. Not only do we generate ever-evolving coping mechanisms to tune out the heart’s voice while external elements high-jack our attention, we create tons of reasons to lock in habits and a way of life to maintain a level of “normal”. It’s not conscious or intentional much of the time; we just mimic what we’ve learned and build well-worn routines to stay protected from experiencing personal trauma. It’s a common h … [Read more...]

Uncertainty Paired With Acceptance Creates Personal Empowerment

The vibe in the air feels crackly and unstable right now, for various reasons, which makes it critical to remember - uncertainty paired with acceptance creates personal empowerment. Now, go back and read that intro again… let it really sink in. It’s a sentiment that can feel completely untrue in our day to day lives as the twists and turns pile up. Simultaneously, it’s what makes it imperative for this sentiment to land in the mind and heart; for it to sit there, melt in and stick … [Read more...]

Connection, Flexibility and Openness Help Create the Future You Actually Want

  In some ways it goes against all of our instincts to allow connection, flexibility and openness drive the direction of your life overall.   Where is the gumption? What about taking charge and stepping up? What about producing “something of value” so you can be seen as a useful member of society? And don’t forget the to-do list that helps keep you always moving forward and onto the next goal. You know - some of the hallmarks of “making something of yourself” and constantly exp … [Read more...]

Time to Break Ties With What Is No Longer Your Truth, For Good

  When it’s time to break ties with what is no longer your truth, you don’t necessarily have an active choice in the decision.   It can start off as a nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right. Then it moves into a state of frustration, and no matter how you try to push forward, things are at a standstill- as your feelings get more rocky and intense. Then you reach a point where things can morph into full blown melt-down mode where the friction and discord is so clear th … [Read more...]

Can You See, Own, and Appreciate the True You As You Transform?

  We are all in the middle of changes that have no timeline or clear outline, so how will it all define the true you as you transform?   Wow...now that’s a way to begin a blog post!   Joking aside, in some way or another we are each being asked to dig deep internally to connect with what’s true for us now, and transform externally by being flexible without forcing personal expectations. This push/pull energy is intense, and in many ways is the “face” of 2020. No long … [Read more...]

Explore and Define What Keeps You Rooted in the Present and Within Yourself

  What keeps you rooted in the present and within yourself?   Do you have a clear path of consistent self-care, support tools, habits, creative expression? Are you connected with a community that acts as a support system and aligns your basic human needs and well-being? Do you know beyond a doubt that no matter what, you are loved, and things will be OK? If not, the world is providing a really big opportunity for you to explore all of these dynamics starting right … [Read more...]