My Heart Hurts

“Grief is the response to loss, particularly the loss of someone to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions.”  – Wikipedia I haven’t been here before. I’d like to say that all the hurt,Continue reading “My Heart Hurts”

A Little More Heart

Let me paint a picture for you: A divorced mom of three is unemployed. The bills keep showing-up on time and mouthes still need to be fed. With each passing day the weight of her situation increases, and she finds herself crying almost daily. On top of the added financial stresses of unemployment, she stillContinue reading “A Little More Heart”

Happiness Is Right Now

Where there is gratitude there is happiness. It’s easy to lose sight of right now because we’re so busy making plans for the future, hoping, dreaming, and wishing for better, often while worrying about the next big thing or how we’ll arrive at the destination we’re pushing ourselves toward. It doesn’t matter what it is:Continue reading “Happiness Is Right Now”

Understand Your Love Languages

Your love language can be used against you, and the impact is significantly greater than other offenses or injuries thrown at you, because it’s the most direct path to your heart. Breakthroughs don’t always show up with lightening and thunder, announcing significance in a way that forces you to pay attention. Sometimes clarity, self-discovery, andContinue reading “Understand Your Love Languages”

Perspective is Powerful

I had big plan for this year; a vision of starting a new decade with purpose and passion, and making shit happen in significant ways – no more talking about it, no more thinking about it, no more making plans. It was going to be the year I stopped standing in my own way. ItContinue reading “Perspective is Powerful”

My Baby’s Birthday: reflection and celebration

My baby is five years old. There’s a part of me that feels like he was born yesterday, and I can’t believe he’s already in kindergarten, learning to read, and having intelligent conversations. With each new day he grows and develops his own interests and personality a little more, always showcasing his creativity and beautifulContinue reading “My Baby’s Birthday: reflection and celebration”

Jujitsu: feeling powerful and reflective

New experiences teach us new things about ourselves, and there’s always something to learn, something to discover, and room for growth. If you’re feeling stuck or indifferent or uninspired, learn something new, challenge yourself, and get outside of your comfort zone. Recently I was invited to try Jujitsu, which is something I sort-of knew aboutContinue reading “Jujitsu: feeling powerful and reflective”

I Am Unbreakable

What we hold closest to our heart and experience in life makes us who we are, and while it’s sometimes hard to see, it’s often felt through energy and the way we connect with others: belief, pain, history, passion, hope, loss. . . there is so much written on our hearts that makes us beautiful,Continue reading “I Am Unbreakable”