Authenticity Is Not Perfection

Maybe we’ve gotten it mixed up in our heads, the quest for Authenticity is a quest for perfection. Like if we are authentic that means we have to do all the things perfectly and be all the perfect things.    Authenticity is about being human and real and raw.   The road to Authenticity is…

How Much Could Change If You Lived By This One Truth?

It’s the end of a long day.  You’ve expended your energy on grasping for straws of appreciation. You long to experience one ounce of being seen and known and deeply loved. You fall into bed empty and lonely. You’ve used up all your gifts for mere breadcrumbs that just don’t satisfy your hunger for more. …

Lessons From Our Third Grade Bullies

When I was in 3rd grade, we had a playground bully. Her name was Marcia and she was MEAN. She picked on me something fierce. My first instinct was always to run away, as far and as fast as I could. To this day, I thank God for the extra adrenalin push that got my…

Authenticity Over Approval is: Knowing Our Truth

Lately, I’ve been digging into the practice of knowing my truth; my wants, needs and desires. I’m frustrated that I keep getting stuck. Why do I find it so hard to put my finger on what I want and what I need? When someone asks me, I truly don’t have an answer. When I need to…

Mastering Hard Conversations

Can we talk about the four Totinos pizzas, two packages of double stuffed Oreos and the one gallon jug of Blue Bell Double Fudge Mint ice cream currently residing in my kitchen? They are the blaring alarm horns that something isn’t right in my life. Instead of handling a difficult situation – especially one that…