Planting Roots

Saturday, I woke up feeling out of sorts. The change in season always requires me to do a little regrouping. I realized I was in need of grounding and centering. I had daffodils that needed to be planted so this seemed like as good a time as any to get into the dirt. If you…

Inspired Gratitude

This week, I began reading a book called, “Thank and Grow Rich.”  It’s not a book about being financially rich, but actually having a full, grateful life.  I have only read the introduction and a few pages of the first chapter, but I am already intrigued. One sentence stood out for me. I am paraphrasing,…

Acceptance & Forgiveness: The Entangled Pair

All month long, we have been dabbling in acceptance. It’s a term that’s often confusing and misunderstood. Much like forgiveness, we often confuse acceptance with giving in. And forgiveness we mistake for condoning. But in reality, acceptance is the process of being received as “adequate or suitable.” Another way to think about it is OK…

Accepting the Risk

Life is all about risk. When we step on the bus the first day of school, away from our mother’s embrace, we risk everything we have ever known for something more. Knowledge. Friends. Hope. Independence. Confidence. Opportunities. Growth. A Greater Self-Esteem. Love. Challenge. While we don’t really understand that we are embarking on this journey…

Tribe or Triage?

I have had some great learning experiences lately and, much like Lowi mentioned the other day, when people show you who they are… you should believe them. Similarly so, when it seems like someone doesn’t value you, your time, or your contribution — they don’t. So stop already. All it really means is you are not…