I have been on my own now for just over seven years. Seven is a magical number and realizing this has caused me to sit back and think about all that I did to transform and empower myself – and to ultimately completely change my life. It has been a time of sweet and joyous [...]
The energy of a neighbor’s mini-windmill reminds me that sometimes slow and steady is what serves us best. Are you moving too fast?
Today was a wonderful day! I met with Laurie McCutchan, the Executive Director of The Hope Institute of Uganda, to learn about its work in Jinja, Uganda to empower families towards economic viability, education for all, access to affordable health care, and more. Laurie’s fantastic husband Jim came along — because we would put him to [...]
There is so much pressure to OVERDO. Really, it’s ok to just be, to relax, to rest, to NOT DO ANYTHING AT ALL. Sometimes the best ideas or solutions come when you are not thinking about anything. Slow down, rest, unplug, stop the doing, doing, doing. You deserve a break.
There are teachers everywhere and symbols in every day of life to remind us of our power. These little red windmills sent to me by a friend are perfect reminders that power is always possible and that movement and energy are what make our dreams come true. Have you had a pinwheel or windmill encounter [...]
This week I’ve been cleaning out and organizing my office and I came across some notes about the character of the Pinwheel Girl I had written down in a notebook before The Pinwheel Girl Takes Flight was published. I was doing a character study of her and had wanted to articulate why she was so [...]