Beauty · Brave Soul · Self-Compassion · Writing as Healing

Where the Water Runs Clear & the Sky is Blue

A FACEBOOK POST FROM NOV. 7, 2017: Some say that writing must come from sitting down and practicing, determined to make it happen. But mine has always come from nothingness. It has always come from a place of silence within myself. From this place, an idea, an inspiration--with a literal in breath--brings a burst of… Continue reading Where the Water Runs Clear & the Sky is Blue

Brave Soul

You Are Worthy

I’ve decided that Dolphin Tale is now one of my favorite movies, ever. I watched it for the first time a couple years ago, and felt inspired to re-watch it last week. It makes me cry in all the best ways, and dolphins in general just bring me so much joy! I love re-watching movies… Continue reading You Are Worthy

Brave Soul · Grief & Loss

The Wisdom of Hope, Renewal & A New Start

A Reflection From This Week One morning this week, I walked out the front door to see a favorite tree that had fallen on the house. My eyes welled up with tears as I felt the shattering and longing for some of my favorite memories in the front yard of my family’s Portland home. You… Continue reading The Wisdom of Hope, Renewal & A New Start

Brave Soul · Self-Compassion

I’m Back! (In a Yellow Submarine…)

“We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine…” Photo by Sung Jin Cho on Unsplash This Beatles song keeps popping into my mind and unexpectedly flowing out of my mouth over the last few days and weeks. Sometimes the songs I hear, or find myself singing (seemingly out of nowhere) have messages,… Continue reading I’m Back! (In a Yellow Submarine…)

Brave Soul · Grief & Loss · Self-Compassion · Writing as Healing

10 Ways to Connect When You’re Feeling Isolated & Alone

I still remember standing outside visiting with people after church. I could feel the warmth of the sunlight on my skin, but I couldn’t feel the compassion or understanding of those around me. It felt like an invisible curtain appeared right in front of my face as I talked with them -- you couldn’t see… Continue reading 10 Ways to Connect When You’re Feeling Isolated & Alone

Blessings · Brave Soul · Grief & Loss

Would You Like to Be Part of the Launch Team for My New Book?

Here's the scoop: You get a free copy of the book before anyone else, and you get to connect with me, and the rest of the group, leading up to launch week -- and even after, if you'd like! And you commit to read the book (or play with a few of the prompts that speak… Continue reading Would You Like to Be Part of the Launch Team for My New Book?

Brave Soul · Grief & Loss

By the Light of the Moon {+ Top 3 Title Choices — Help me decide!}

Having returned home from a trip to Easter Island, at one point it dawned on me--Grief is like being plunked down on a distant island in the dark -- strange terrain, not knowing your way, not even with a simple street light to guide you.There is no map. No clear road ahead.Only your inner compass,… Continue reading By the Light of the Moon {+ Top 3 Title Choices — Help me decide!}