All Relationships Serve Us

October 14, 2012 by  
Filed under INNER JOURNEY

Sometimes we experience relationships that really, really test and try us. We’ve all felt the power of a certain relationship that can bring us to our knees — in awe, in gratitude, in defeat, in humility, in sheer unabashed numbness. These relationships are in our lives to illuminate the dark spaces of our heart that […]

Empowerment 101: Embrace the Questions

October 5, 2012 by  
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I have been thinking about how it is a blessing for someone to ask me the Really Hard Questions. I used to hate this. It made me squirm, get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, and leave me feeling helpless and inadequate. Now I see what a gift it is for someone […]

A Dream Has Come True

September 23, 2012 by  
Filed under LIFE STAGES

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 […]

Be Proud of Your Path

September 18, 2012 by  
Filed under INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

Be proud of where you have come from regardless of your current circumstances. You are on your path, your journey, and all your experiences good and bad have led you to this point. You always have choices, you always have power, you always have strength, you always have the best guidance you could ever hope […]

Cultivate Courage Daily

August 29, 2012 by  
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Have you gotten brave enough yet? Brave enough to REALLY believe in yourself THIS TIME? You can. You must. Being brave is a skill and all skills must be learned. You’ve got to practice being brave everyday. Start small, think big, scale up. Everyday you’ve got to promise yourself you’ll do one thing that’s outside […]

Get in the Game

August 23, 2012 by  
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Stop listening to the naysayers. There are so many! Surround yourself with people who believe in you and will encourage you — and then just get in the game! You don’t have to know everything all at once or have perfect conditions in order to try something new, launch a project, make a change, or […]

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