A seed planted in the dark soil of the earth. What will emerge? Will anything? Feeling swallowed by the dark. Light has abandoned me. Again. This dark soil of pain Surrounds me and lets in no light. Perhaps light is no more? The weight is heavy. The feelings seep into every cell of … [Read more...] about Dark and Light
Here in the United States, some will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, while others will be protesting with a National Day of Mourning or an Unthanksgiving. While I believe it is happening all over the world, I can speak more so to what I have been witnessing and feeling on a national level here … [Read more...] about Reckonings and Gratitude
A few mornings ago, I did something I feel I haven’t done enough of in my life: I cried because I was so overcome with beauty. It was likely no more than a minute of tears, but wow! I felt it to the very core of me. I was honoring what I so clearly needed. For me, tears can come forward with so … [Read more...] about Sacred Work, Unexpected Beauty, and Honoring Yourself
How would you make decisions if you believed that every choice you made was either made from love or fear? If those were the only two “places” or “emotions” or “categories” — and every single action you take comes from a place of love or a place of fear? Perhaps you already feel and think this way? … [Read more...] about To Love or to Fear
Right now. Here. In this moment. You are safe. Because you are able to take the few minutes needed to read this, in this moment, you are safe. Welcome to “Fearland” Many of us have struggled with fears throughout this year — and understandably so. There is so much happening that we have no … [Read more...] about To Feed or to Soothe Your Fear?
*Possible trigger alert: I am talking about politics in this post and I am much more clear and transparent about my own political beliefs that I have been before. If you cannot or do not want to read that, this is definitely a good one to skip. It is all shared with love, though, and I hope you can … [Read more...] about We Are Not Enemies
I have noticed over the last few days, almost every time I have captured an idea to add to my idea garden for writing, that they revolve around themes of fear and love. Spirit and my higher self have been showing up with messages I need to hear. Messages that are offering some measure of calm. … [Read more...] about A Meditation for Fear
Mere hours after having dinner with his mom he was gone. Hunter was 21 years old and turning the page on a new chapter in his life. He was putting in the work, facing his challenges, and making choices to live fully. Embracing new relationships and saying yes to things that would help him grow … [Read more...] about Every Moment Is A Gift
I shared with you last time about my struggles from mid-August until just recently. About how I’d felt like I was at my limit (and had been there for a while) around what I could process and feel. About so much pain and loss coming at me back to back to back... and that I moved into a place of shock … [Read more...] about Love Notes to Lighten the Dark
Am I broken? Have I lost me? Where did I go? Where are the tears? Where is the anger? Where is the sorrow? Where are my emotions? Why am I not on the floor wailing? Why am I not able to open my mouth and share? When did I cross the line? Can I still feel? Am I capable of feeling any … [Read more...] about To Trust That I Am Not Broken
Hope is hard When our skies darken When our world shakes When our homes burn And we feel afraid Hope is hard When our families are split apart When our friendship circles shrink And we feel isolated Hope is hard When our leaders fail us When governments serve themselves At the … [Read more...] about Hope Is Hard
Note: This post is for those who know they have a bit of time (or maybe a little more) that they are wanting to give to their community in some way, but just need a little extra help to find a fit. I am a member of a small group that generally meets once a month to support one another. (The type … [Read more...] about The Need to Help and Help Is Needed
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. Starting March 13th of this year, the concepts of routine, consistency, and productivity evaporated from many people’s lives, including mine. (Side note: I wanted to use “sublimated” but found out that word also means, “to divert something into a … [Read more...] about 5 Key Ways to Identify Your New Strengths in 2020
To be vulnerable takes courage. You’ve probably heard something along these lines before. And, to be courageous takes vulnerability. This is likely something you’ve heard less often, but it is also true. What I love about this — and what is also challenging for many of us — is that these … [Read more...] about Courageous Is Vulnerable Is Courageous
Last week I shared about one of the biggest gifts I’ve gotten from this year of COVID: an ability to focus more of my energy on the things that really matter. I’ve been able to let go of a lot of things that don’t matter as much and focus my limited, precious energy on what truly matters to … [Read more...] about You Got This
For much of my first 40 years, I had a habit of “holding joy” until I earned it. There were a lot of stories in my head about why that was necessary: That joy had to be earned. That it would be more joyful if I could just wait. That hard work and sacrifice come before joy. That it … [Read more...] about Your Morning Joy Infusion
How much of your time do you spend thinking about what has already happened or what is going to happen? In other words, how much time do you spend thinking about the past or the future? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably quite a bit. In fact, even now in this moment (I just took a pause … [Read more...] about Where Is Your Energy?
I’ve shared in a few other Anchors some of the lessons and gifts I’ve taken from the paradigm shift that is COVID. Some lessons have been hard to learn; others have been welcome surprises; and still, yet others have been surprisingly easy. (I say surprisingly easy as I have the annoying habit of … [Read more...] about What Really Matters?