Thursday, May 7, 2015

Preparation + Opportunity + Abundance (and a Special Offer)



Motherhood, Depression and Sex Panel at Catalyst Con East with Jessica Cary, Anain Bjorkquist and Miko Technogeisha

Over the past two months, I have sat on and hosted panels at two conferences.  I got to speak about topics that I am deeply passionate about, topics that once upon a time I thought I would never have the credibility or the balls to talk about in public --  in front of people, with a mic in my hand, feeling at home and completely unafraid.   (When I worked in Corporate America, I hated public speaking!)

Now that I am doing this work and I've committed myself to the process, opportunities pop up unexpectedly and I have to be ready to step up to the plate.  I never know what email will pop up in my inbox, who I'll meet or what I'll be asked to do.  I dedicated the #30Layers30days challenge in March to the concept of 'leveling up' because I know that all of us have goals that scare us and that sneaky temptation to sabotage ourselves when opportunities intimidate us.

When dreams start to manifest, the pressure increases and the urge to self-sabotage is so real.  Fear of success.  That is all it is.

I am currently hosting my first comprehensive online writing workshop and during one of our chats, I shared how my writing practice has given me confidence to not only know what I have to offer and why, but to articulate myself to others with conviction.  I look back at this post from April 2013 where I talked about not knowing myself enough to speak up, letting people treat me any kind of way, and feeling embarrassed and uncertain about my voice.  The road has been anything but easy, but damn it feels good to look back and see progress, even when I know the journey is always upward and never ending.  I'm so thankful and I'm here for it.  Every bit of it.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

When We Judge Ourselves Most Harshly


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"A writer – and, I believe, all persons – must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our misfortunes, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art." ~Jorge Luis Borges

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Do You Write Better Than You Talk?




photo credit:  dfinneyphoto.com


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//  Writers who are scared to call themselves writers. 

//  Writers who feel blocked and uninspired.

// Writers who want to I N S P I R E and I N F L U E N C E.

//  Writers who want to clarify their M E S S A G E and D E L I V E R Y.

//  Writers who want to connect deeply with their audience. 

//  A N Y O N E who wants to fuel their self-discovery and write their way out of fear and confusion. 


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Monday, March 9, 2015

She Always Waits for Me




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“You’re a liar. You said you would wear the blue one and you said you would wear your hair down. I’m beginning to think that you just tell me things to shut me up.”

I step in the front door, kiss my accuser on the cheek and bear hug her to change the subject. Darian doesn't hug me back. A punishment. She looks at me with feigned disapproval but her eyes dance. Her eyes always dance.

Monday, January 5, 2015

How to Protect Your Energy and Preserve Your Peace of Mind (Step by Step)


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One minute you're fine.  The next minute you feel like you've been slapped.  Punched in the stomach.  Caught off guard.  Ripped from your happy place.