I remember sitting on the beach, the morning sun glistening like diamonds on the water. The gentle breeze whispered through strands of my long hair. Waves crashed on the shore and seagulls sang their morning song. While I connected to the beauty around me, I also found the courage to reflect on my failed marriage and the loss of my identity. On that beach I faced myself, became accountable for my bad decisions, and stripped away the layers of who I thought I was in order to reveal my authentic and true self.
This was the moment when I realized that sometimes you need to fall before you fly.
Who was I? I was the wife to a man who did not love me. I was a mother to a beautiful baby boy. I was an extremist in that I had sacrificed my dreams, my beliefs and yes, even some of my values to make another person happy. Continue reading
I see you over there. I know you are afraid. You are afraid that you will fail, afraid that you will be judged, maybe you are even judging yourself? Perhaps you are afraid for someone else and don’t know how to support them?
I’m here to tell you that fear is a liar and a good one at that.
Choosing courage over fear is part of living a meaningful life. You do this by digging deep and putting one foot in front of the other. You do this by holding your head up high, by tossing the blanket off of your head and by making a decision to believe in your own inner strength and sometimes even in the goodness of others. My mother used to say “what is the worst thing that can happen?” and once I visualize that, I often feel silly for being so afraid. Continue reading
I loved the TV show Gilligan’s Island. I’m not sure if this show was available around the world, but it certainly was a hit in the United States. The theme song was pretty catchy, and for some reason it popped into my head today. I found myself singing my own lyrics based on the crazy week I’ve been having with my kids. So today’s post won’t be so serious but it it may make you laugh with or at me. Either one works! Life is too short and laughter is my favorite! Continue reading