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?
Note: Before you dive into this post, I want to give you a heads up so that you can decide if now is the right time for you to read this. I will be talking about autoimmune diseases, trauma, PTSD, breast cancer, and miscarriages. That’s a lot in one place, and while significant detail won’t be … [Read more...] about A Heart of Compassion
Is it time to forsake your goals? This is how the conversation in my head started a few weeks ago. Say what?! Oh my! If you’ve been with us for a bit on this Anchor journey you may be able to sense what is coming: Hold on, we may be going for a ride in the mind of Angela. ;-) [Note to … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Forsake Your Goals?
What comes to mind when you hear: “Be bold. Be courageous.”? Is it fierceness? Strength? Fortitude? An unwavering spirit? Perhaps righteousness? Perseverance? Is it more than that? Can being bold and courageous include being kind and humble? I think the answer to that is a BOLD YES!! In … [Read more...] about Be Bold, Be Humble
There is much in our world today that has us feeling tired, overwhelmed, frightened, sad, angry, disappointed, and so many other seemingly negative emotions. Those things (and those feelings) are real — I am not going to downplay them or pretend they are not there, as that serves no one. Sticking … [Read more...] about What Are You Creating?
I made the conscious choice years ago to be a person who works to learn and grow as long as I am blessed enough to be on this journey to do so. After I made this choice, one of the unknown-to-me-at-the-time lessons early on was that to stay on this path of growth, I needed to learn how to forgive … [Read more...] about We Are Not Our History
As is often the case for me, I sat down today to write about one thing (daily intentions) and when I started brainstorming, what came out (intentions and goals) was much different than the plan. I’m going to go with it and put that other idea in the idea garden for another day. And me taking a … [Read more...] about Honoring My Brain and My Heart
I started playing with something a few weeks ago to see how it worked for me. This is something I’m still testing and is definitely not an engrained practice yet, but I’ve really enjoyed the results thus far, so I thought I’d go ahead and share it. When I find myself in one of two different … [Read more...] about Love Is Always a Good Idea
Sometimes ideas come to me slowly and gradually sink in and I realize, “Oh, that’s a good noticing.” Other times, I feel like I get smacked on the side of the head — a wake-up call of sorts. Still a good noticing, but perhaps a bit (or a lot) ouchy. I had one of those ouchy moments this morning … [Read more...] about Are You Worthy of Your Own Trust?
What if one of the best ways you could be of service to the world right now is by doing your work? This question came to me about four weeks ago when I was struggling with how I wanted (and needed) to be an active participant in the global movement for social justice. I shared recently that I … [Read more...] about Doing Your Sacred Work
You’ve probably had this happen to you before: some well-meaning person tells you that there is always good to be found in a situation or that there is a gift in the struggle you are going through right now or not to get so down because — you’ll see — it’s better right around the corner. Thank … [Read more...] about What Is Here for You to Learn?
Close to two months ago I shared the Daily Anchor, “What Are You Taking With You?,” asking what lessons you might be able to take from this forced pause (due to COVID) in your daily life. I want to revisit this topic again and I hope you will take this opportunity to do so with me. I am going to … [Read more...] about Have You Really Honored This Pause?
I have a practice that I want to share with you today. And, by practice, what I really mean is that this is something I have tried many times over the years and have never really “stuck to it” for long periods of time — but when I do use this practice and stay present to it, the results are … [Read more...] about Enjoyment in Every Moment
I was talking to a friend last week and she shared with me that she is doing really well. She has good energy, is taking care of herself, feeling hopeful, and all-around feeling positive and upbeat. I noticed, though, that she shared all this with hesitation. She then shared that she feels … [Read more...] about It’s OK to Be OK Right Now