Friendship – Bringing Intentionality to the Table

About a year ago I became aware of a book called “365 Days of Friendship” by The Ruth Experiment.  I know many of you are familiar with these empowered and inspirational ladies and probably already have a copy of this book. If not, I would recommend it. This is a book designed to create something we often forget, especially as

Love in the New Pattern

As he talked about her, I could tell he was super attached to the idea that she needed him. “I have to do this, I have to do that” “she can’t,” , etc. As he continued the stories of where he had to be there for her, take care of her, tell her what to do, and went on and

Summer. Get it while it’s hot!

Close your eyes…imagine yourself; January, freezing cold, winds howling outside, another vortex coming our way. Makes your spine shiver just thinking about it, doesn’t it?  Now, in that imaginary scene, what do you do to comfort yourself in the throws of winter? We imagine summer! We think of the sun, the heat.  Lots and lots of heat.  As Minnesotan’s we

The Self Remembered

Within each of us there is a sacred voice, one that has never been heard before, and will never be heard again. I said that. I say it often, in many ways to clients, friends, family. We are each our own unique self. We come here to this planet pure and fresh, fragile yet fierce, knowing intuitively we have a

The Spirit of Spring

The Spirit of Spring

Thank the great Spirit, Spring is SPRINGING! Folks, here in the Midwest, it has been a loooooong hard winter; record snowfalls, major vortex cold spells, as those of us who have been around awhile have said, “It’s a real old-fashioned Minnesota winter!” That sentiment comes with both smiles of remembering fun filled days as kids, and a little bit of

Smooth Seas Do Not Make A Strong Sailor

“Smooth seas do not make a strong sailor”. No truer statement has been made, and this particular statement surrounds a depiction of a large clipper ship amidst raging seas…on the arm of my son. It is a message he holds dear and one that I believe strongly in. “Life” is not most fully experienced through ease alone. I can feel

The Grace in Falling Down

The Grace in Falling Down

I’ve had plenty of people in my life validate me for being strong; single Mom, self-employed, paid a mortgage on my own for years and still had a great life. I can do things like install hardwood floors, tile a bathroom, sheetrock walls, etc. I got this, or so I thought. Then, something crazy happened. Not all at once, but

It’s All About Walking The Path

It's All About Walking The Path

I was sitting at coffee yesterday, with a client I’ve worked with the last few years in various capacities. That being both personal work, and business coaching. This time, it was to be a business conversation that quickly went the way of personal growth. Really, the sometimes struggles of personal growth. See, when we are growing up, we’re given a

Being our Best

I gave a talk to a local women’s’ group a while back.  It was a talk, that joyfully, turned into a conversation, and I love conversations.  I don’t always like giving “talks. Even I get bored listening to myself sometimes.  But I do truly adore conversations.  It feeds my love of people, and what they think, and who they are

Becoming Yourself – Opening to your intuitive uniqueness

So often I am asked “how can I open up to my own intuition”.  Many people that I sit with recognize themselves as being intuitive.  They know they have hunches that often work out the way they thought they would.  They think of someone and a short time later that person calls.  They’ve had dreams that came true.  All these