Do you find yourself always saying no to new experiences? Are you consistently avoiding new situations because you fear you have nothing to offer or are unworthy of an experience? Let me tell you that you’re not alone. Sidestepping new adventures that throw us far out of our comfort zone is a defense mechanism. It’s meant to protect us when it really just holds us back from the awesomeness and love of the world we live in. It keeps us on the sidelines of personal growth and prevents us from being who we are wholly meant to be.
Our lives are lived in intense and anxious struggle, in a swirl of speed and aggression, in competing, grasping, possessing and achieving, forever burdening ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations. – Sogyal Rinpoche Tonight I can see the new year over the horizon. In a few hours, the hands on the clock will stack on top of each other, chimes… Read More
Here it is. The Proof. A proof copy is the final stage of the editing process. But, for me, it’s so much more. It’s The Proof that I did it. That I worked through the writing pains, made it through the creative process, and trudged through the quicksand known as doubt and insecurity. The Proof is in the writing, and… Read More
For those who are closest to me, it won’t come as a surprise to know I have quite a few pet peeves. In fact, it doesn’t take much to annoy me. That’s a bit a bit of a problem. I am working on being more laid back thanks to incorporating more stress-free elements in my life like free writing, hiking,… Read More
Shed your skin. Meet me in that secret sliver of space where vulnerability welcomes you. Come to me with your pain. Lay your sadness and uncertainty at my feet. Let me soothe your aching soul and acknowledge your fear. In this space devoid of expectations, anonymity is yours. Breath in the freedom and awaken to a new you. ~ Piper… Read More
I know a lot of people who read this blog are creative-minded souls. Hopefully, you’re flourishing in your creativity, but let’s face it. Sometimes the ideas are stagnant and the creative flow runs dry. Expressing gratitude is one of the easiest ways to open up our hearts and minds allowing us to overcome creative blocks. Here are some ways that I… Read More