Changing Clothes

When I was teaching, students would start to out grow their clothes after Christmas break. Pants were shorter, and toes would start to tightly pack into the tops of shoes.  It seemed that the kiddos literally grew overnight.

And so it is with our own lives. When we begin to fully embody our most authentic selves, we gradually out grow our current “clothes”.  The change gradually becomes more noticeable until we must o fully transition into more spacious, better fitting “clothes”, whether those clothes be relationships, jobs, habits, or beliefs.

If you feel its time to change clothes and make a shift, let it be easy. You have waited for this moment and worked towards it, so make sure to celebrate. No need to be ashamed about those worn out things. Just step out and into that which serves your light.

Honoring what was, celebrating what is, and looking forward to what is yet to come. Grateful for the beautifully messy process that is growth.



Expectations and the Unknown: Cultivate14, Day 3

Day 3 Prompt: Unintended Consequences: Sometimes the choices we make have consequences we don’t expect or that run counter to expectations. Do you consider these when looking at your options and if not, how do you deal with the fallout?

I love to have things planned and figured out . I used to try to stay so far ahead that I would avoid following my heart because I wouldn’t be able to figure out how something would end up. Here’s the thing: we can never fully know how something is going to turn out. No matter how much we try there will be stones that are left unturned. I am at the point now where I make choices that feel right to my heart. I trust that I am being led to a certain place for a reason even if it means dipping out into the unknown. 

Each minute we breathe is an exploration into the unknown. When I surrender to that truth, I realize that I have the power to deal with any expected or unexpected fallout as a result of the choices that I make.

Here’s to living life one moment at a time and seeing every choice as necessary to our evolution.




A Few Minutes at a Time

When you learn to be faithful over a little, you will be given much more to be faithful over goes the theme of a popular biblical parable. I have often heard this wisdom referred to money, yet I think it also refers to time.

When we want to move towards creating our dream life, we often don’t possess lot of time.  When I decided to begin writing again, I  had very little time. I’m a writer who also works a full time job. Throw in spending time with the hubby, eating, having a bit of down time , and it’s as if the minutes kept dwindling even more.

Rather than throw in the towel,  I decided to be faithful over what  I did have, which was 10 minutes in the morning. Surprisingly enough, after a week I was able to spend 15 minutes each morning. Just last week I was up to almost 60 minutes each morning working on my writing.

I believe that if I continue to do that, I will be spending my days as a full time writer in the near future. The thing is that I can’t wait for the perfect time for my ideal life to magically appear. I have to work up to it and be excited along this phase of the journey.

Start creating your ideal life now with the small pockets of time you have. Prepare yourself for the grand fruition of your greatest desires.  Manifesting your dreams and attracting the resources to make it happen will come full force when you start taking consistent steps.

Today, I share what was birthed during those small pockets of time: My first product of 2014!  It’s an eGuide called  Everyday Experiences, Extraordinary Lessons.  Its a 21 day journey of appreciating your  life and seeing how extraordinary it is, even when you don’t have a lot of time to notice. I share my own everyday experiences, including the lesson I learned from a really loud car alarm, the realization that happened in a parking garage, and how a messy apartment calmed me down.  It’s gentle, simple, and full of love.

Buy a copy, give it as a gift, and tell someone else about it.  Thank you so much for supporting my work!

Here’s to our dreams unfolding in 2014!



Forward: Reverb 13, Day 20

Forward is the only direction.

The mirror never lies, but everything in it is backwards. 

Look at what you see in the mirror. How does it change if you view yourself with eyes that can only look forward?

I see a woman ready to take more leaps, scared a bit, but a twinkle in her eye. I see years of learning and growth that have brought her to this moment , which will bring her to more moments of realization and actualization.

I see a woman who has grown comfortable in her own skin. Who has fully accepted and embraced her body- her beautiful brown skin, the curves, the natural hair. Taking it all in and loving that which makes her unique.

I see a woman standing taller, feet planted with glimmers of light in her eyes.

I see me. In this mirror simply being:  Vulnerable. Ready. Accepting. Unapologetic. Free.