Audacity to be Authentic

Audacity to be Authentic

“Have the audacity to be authentic.” This statement feels bold, something brave people say.  Or it’s an option we use when the time is right. It can be a permission pass we give ourselves to show up more fully, but only if conditions are right enough to take action. Make the decision. Speak up. Raise our hands, and say, “Yes, count me in!’ or “No, count me out”. Being authentic can also sound like a really nice extra-curricular activity we do when the picture-perfect life has arrived.

Shine Your Light Mantra

Shine Your Light Mantra

Today… I show up. Speak Up. And let my light shine! I absolutely know this is how you can activate your most natural state of power. It’s how we come into the world as a child. All great change in our lives and in the world comes from our willingness to fully show up to the moment, the day and all that is… in the here and now.
Speak up and show up to what is truthful to the moment, situation and what is… and your light will shine brighter. In doing this most powerful act, everything shifts into a better place of change. Once this mantra unveiled these words to me… I found myself repeating these words so easily with effortless grace over and over….
Let your light shine. Show up. Speak up. Start today.

Choosing to Be the Change You Wish to See – Welcome 2015

Choosing to Be the Change You Wish to See – Welcome 2015

I embrace family, love family. I am a family person. I come from a big family, and like many others may have experienced, my holidays have been riddled with family dramas. There are so many ways the dramas show up with holiday festivities as opinions, dysfunctions, addictions and long standing antics that mix with pure doses of love and family bonding. Despite all those twists and turns of agendas and dramas that USED to churn their own twists and turns on my insides, I have had the best Christmas and holiday ever. I have spent so much of my life trying to get inside that place where I was untouched by the swirling craziness or lack of it because of disconnection. Neither extreme felt like home to me. There was a time when it felt so hard to get into that place when the very immediate and primary family I was creating began to have unsettling dynamics. My primary family didn’t feel like an “at home peace”. This Christmas has the most confirming to me for the inner work I have done to get here. It took honor, deep truthful self-honor. It was tough, one of the hardest decisions of my life, to step toward what I call, “getting inside my life”. There were so many unknowns I had to cross, especially with having young kids because I wanted to do right by them. I wanted so badly to have health, peace, love and connection in my core family unit. My soul craved it, yearned for it. I longed for that comforting family belonging. Why was it so hard...
Authenticity in Action! Exquisite YOU!

Authenticity in Action! Exquisite YOU!

ticity in Action” Let your unfolding be… graceful, natural and exquisitely YOU!

I wanted to post something last night about being “authentic” I wrestled with the words. I didn’t want it to sound cliche about a phrase that is thrown around a lot. I wanted to find the right way to express the magic power authenticity carries if we have the courage to be authentic in the most simplest ways.

I deleted the words from the FB status and copied them into the notes on my phone to save for later. Then this morning my mom called.

She began telling me a story about her travels over the past weekend. She was at a professional convention with my dad which included success motivation topics. During a presentation my mom saw a woman who appeared very sad, a few rows over. Her face was red and she looked like she had been crying. My mom said she couldn’t stop thinking of this womAuthenticity in Actionan while listening to the presentation. She said there was an energetic pull, almost like a magnetic draw she couldn’t stop toward the woman.

Overcoming Obstacles & Barriers

Obstacles are a part of life, but some are self-induced. How do we overcome them? What skills can we master to empower ourselves. Sometimes obstacles and barriers can result from the best parts of ourselves. Yes, our strengths can turn into weaknesses if we can’t see something for what it really is.   Join the conversation as we explore new angles on overcoming obstacles and barriers. MONDAY MANTRA: I am in the “Serenity of Safety” as I expand into my unknowns. Big or small unknowns… making the phone, meeting the person, waiting for the answer… the many multitudes… unknowns track with life. Let this powerful mantra of protection help you stand strong… Say it 3 times in your mind right now and you will feel a calm grace wash over you… I am in the “Serenity of...

Gift Giver – What’s Your Gift? It’s Your Purpose to Know!

I felt the energy expand as I was packaging this special gift for a little girl. I knew it was going to bring her so much joy. The joy was actually welling up in me in anticipation. It occurred to me that we all are gift givers, literally every second of our lives. Every thought, every action, every interaction and even every frown or smile are gifts that echo energy out into the world. All we have to do is look at when a child is born, and we immediately feel the gift of their presence. Every human being is a pulse of life that is naturally and constantly outpouring the gifts of life energy. The big question is… What’s your gift that you are giving the world this very second? Is your mind hostile ground? Are you constantly tearing yourself and others down? Are angry or antagonistic words your gift to others? What’s amazing with the mirroring of gift giving is that I felt the joy expanding in me for this little girl’s gift. Angry exchanges work the same way joyful exchanges work. When someone gives you their gift of anger and if you receive that gift, you will actually feel anger and its similar companion of unhappiness, expand inside you. And hence, we have the recycling of the same anger energy. What can be liberating is to take full responsibility for the kind of people we want to be in our lives. We are the chooser of the gifts we are giving to the world. Thoughts of hope, thoughts of love, and thoughts of understanding begin with...