unvalued inner life

Do You Value Your Inner Life?

  I completed the Tribe Writers course and found myself doing a lot of introspection. I needed to determine what now? I looked back over my journey and my writing and had these questions. Am I applying what I’ve learned? Am I being clear? Am I providing value? Why should you read what I write? […]

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How To Laugh More (Don’t do these 2 things)

Face it, even though life can be hard, boring and painful at times, you don’t have to let it make you a sourpuss. You need a healthy sense of humor. You need to laugh more. Kids laugh all the time. Adults don’t. I could prove it to you. There are statistics! But I don’t want […]

Which will you choose?

6 Ways Change & Growth Differ – Which Do You Need?

Change and growth. Growth and change. Aren’t they the same thing? We use the terms interchangeably so often the lines between them disappear. But what if it matters? Change and growth are not the same. What if your happiness depends on which you choose – to change or grow? How do you decide which you […]

You are enough

Fear Detox: How to Choose Love

Just like two weeks ago, today my writing didn’t go as planned. I had two other drafts before this one. What was my problem? Well, last week I said I’d talk about the love I mentioned at the end of the article. The love in the manifesto. The love in my book. The love that […]

Open your heart to know & be known

What it Means to KNOW Someone (3+7)

 Love’s manifesto has the subtitle To be seen, to be known, and to be loved into wholeness. This is the craving in the heart of every human being whether they will admit it or not. We already talked about the being seen part. What it means, why we want it, and what it will do for us. […]

Emotionally hiding

Why We Hide Emotionally (2 things we need)

I had a different topic in mind for today but I woke up feeling strange. Have you ever done that? Just felt weird inside. I found a vague sense of discontent rolling around inside me. I responded with what I believed would fix my problem. Gratitude. I practiced some gratitude. Looked for reasons to be […]

Reaching for our needs to be met

LOVE’S MANIFESTO

I’m excited to announce the launch of my eBook! It took weeks of writing, editing, and formatting, and I’m thrilled to finally share it with you. Love’s Manifesto. Love’s Manifesto To be seen, to be known, to be loved into wholeness   About the manifesto Love’s Manifesto is a small eBook about becoming your true self through […]

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7 Benefits to Vulnerability & Connection

Last week I talked about how together is better, tapping into community, and what it takes to access the support we need. How we need to make ourselves vulnerable. Speak up. Allow ourselves to be seen. But is it just about getting support? Reaching out for help is good. Getting the help we need after […]

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How To Get The Support You Need

I made up a word today. I do that sometimes. I made up the word pondery*. This morning I was pondery. A photo grabbed my attention. One of our grandson walking together with me and my husband on South Mountain in Arizona. The frame is inscribed with the words Grandparents fill the world with love. […]

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How To Put It Back Together When Your Heart Breaks

Last year was rough for many people. This year didn’t waste any time dishing out difficulty in my life. January first was an emotional day. I had one family member in the ER and another taking a larger step toward death. I wrote about it in the article Are You Emotionally Ready For The Unexpected. […]