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

Self-Compassion

Letting go of perfection for clarity, insight, and freedom instead.

As I play with putting together the pieces of my writing program in a new platform called Teachable... I've been thinking a lot about perfectionism. It is bringing me face to face, once again, over-and over-with this desire to have things be perfect -- just right. And there really is no such thing. We know… Continue reading Letting go of perfection for clarity, insight, and freedom instead.