Friday, January 31, 2014

Taking your power back


She couldn't own herself
until she shrunk her fear
of being alone.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Feeling worthy of love

We may be more comfortable
with people who hurt or abandon us
because we fear love more than
we fear rejection and loss.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Courage and honesty

Being real is no easy task.
It takes great courage to put aside...
 what others may think of you,
 to stand in your authenticity.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Letting go of control

 Little felt heart pins-easy to make




Monday, January 27, 2014

Taking time to play

We live in a society that values accomplishments. There's nothing wrong with accomplishing things, but that is not our purpose in life. Often unworthiness hides behind over-achieving.

It's important to do things for ourselves like walking, stretching, eating healthy...but most importantly, we need to just play... removing stiff, structured areas of our lives. Creativity is our gift to the world, and we all have it. But if our attention has been focused on proving ourselves, we won't make time for fun, play, creating...

Even if you have created a healthy lifestyle, if your spirit isn't playful and happy, you are robbing yourself of one of life's greatest accomplishments-the freedom to experience your magnificence. There is nothing you have to do to find it. It's always been there!!!


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Loving yourself

When her heart
split at the seam,
she mended it
with compassion.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

The art of journaling

Journaling is a place we record our footsteps;
where we've been, where we are now,
and our thoughts about the future;
a place where we get more honest about everything.
Merely listening to our thoughts without going deeper...
can create chaos, confusion,...
 and sometimes lead to bad decision making.
Writing connects us to our deepest truth.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Having faith

“The older I get, the more I see there are these crevices in life
where things fall in and you just can't reach them to pull them back out.
So you can sit next to them and weep or you can get up and move forward.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Changing the way we think

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result
of a belief system that is not working.
To perceive the world differently,
we must be willing to change our belief system,
let the past slip away,
expand our sense of now,
 and dissolve the fear in our minds.”  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Igniting hope

The essence of a spiritual life is hope.
Hope isn’t a flicker,

but a bright flame.

Hope stems from faith...

faith in the uncertain

and sometimes, the unknown.
Darkness doesn't have the power
to smother hope’s flame.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Going deep inside

Her soul had a distinct song.

She listened it’s the sweet melody,

feeling the warmth of God

wash over her.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Sitting in the quiet

There are times when the direction of my day

feel aimless and uncertain.
Days where I don't feel a deep sense
of purpose or joy. 
Can I sit quietly in the emptiness?
Can I find sacredness in each moment regardless?


Sunday, January 19, 2014


“Anger ... it's a paralyzing emotion ...
you can't get anything done.
People sort of think it's an interesting,
passionate, and igniting feeling —
I don't think it's any of that —
it's helpless ...
 it's absence of control —
 and I need all of my skills,
all of the control, all of my powers ...
and anger doesn't provide any of that..."

Toni Morrison

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Feeling grateful

She was thankful...
 for each and every day.
Gratitude had washed away...
 her grievances.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Growing strong

Even in the most difficult times,

she felt immersed in hope.

She had the faith to know

that even when things were hard,
she could rise above it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Peace and acceptance

She saw only brilliance

in what she once called
her “wreckage”.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Stepping out of denial


When you break though denial
to shatter all the lies you've told yourself,
beautiful little seeds of truth
begin to sprout.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Changing the things we can

The in-between place is

 when we are letting go of our old stuff,
(old beliefs, habits)

but aren't comfortable yet

 with the new person we are becoming.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Telling the truth

To heal, we must tell our story.

Not the one we've made up,

but the one that brings us to our knees,

 releasing the sorrow.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

A peaceful past

She released all negative stories...
 about the past.
All that remained were...
 the beautiful lessons she learned...
and the love she experienced.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Being a dreamer


Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love...”