By sharing our truth and finding our voice, we stretch our hearts open to love. Through words written or spoken, I will practice courage and vulnerability by sharing my stories and thoughts with you here.
Hearts opened through love and loss
On May 6, 1997, my mom passed away from breast cancer, with...
Promises of Spring: 20 years of marriage
We start from a place of abundance, of new beginnings, of promises. Spring is a time of growth, healing, new life, new light. All around us we see the promise that life will continue. We witness the tenacity of bulbs that survived the dark winter and now literally move the earth to emerge into a new cycle of life and blossom, transformed into beautiful flowers.
A Poem: The Idea of Mother
While many people see a world of EITHER / OR, I’ve learned that life is complex and filled with BOTH, AND.
A Poem: The Infant Ones
I don’t know who held me and welcomed me. I know it was not my birth mom nor my birth grandmother. Some kind nurse, I suppose.
A Poem: Moon Mother
Today we celebrate 29 years of reunion. As a person adopted as an infant (four days old) in a closed adoption, I searched for and met my extended birth family when I was 23. Poetry became one way that I navigated those early years that ran deep with emotions. This week I will share a variety of poems written in that timeframe that still resonate today. And to also celebrate the Full Moon, here is the poem, Moon Mother.
Nurture your business with OKRs
OKRs offered an effective planning approach that included both inspiration and accountability, dreaming and doing, vision and results, which allowed me to build and nurture a strong business foundation.
Reclaim Your Holiday Sparkle
We are entering the winter months that bring many traditions, holidays, and cultural celebrations. What do you hope for this season?
Stepping bravely into art
I took an art class once – in 8th grade, for six weeks – that lit a creative fire in my heart.
Celebrate incremental and transformational growth
As the season turns to Autumn, I see the trees change at different paces. There is the early adopter, with its race to yellow. And the reluctant maple who holds onto green while the red-orange-maroon blush advances slowly. Gradual changes shift things over time. Rapid...
Bring your nurturing self to work
Many of us bring a nurturing presence into our personal life with family and loved ones, yet arrive at work with a perception that we must leave the personal at home. Ranging from professionally neutral, to cold and uncaring, to harsh and judgmental -- some corporate...