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finding peace in the imperfect & cultivating a radically authentic life

With intention…

One of my greatest struggles over the years wasn’t in the dreaming, but in the completing. My eye’s are always open, seeking out inspiration, knowledge, and the underlying messages I can take away from it all to hopefully apply in my own life. But if I’m being honest, it’s the enduring application of what I’ve gleaned from all this processing of the world around me that has been the greatest challenge to sustain… Read More

Conscious living…

Over the last few months, as we’ve stepped away from our experience with IVF, I’ve been full of all the heady reflection of cracking open my heart – living raw, but bubbling over with enthusiasm and gusto – as if my world just turned from black and white to vibrant technicolor. The internal work that’s been taking place has been deeply sacred, and absolutely critical in my own personal journey of cultivating a.. Read More

Vision…

As I sat down to prepare for the days ahead that will wrap up this amazing challenge of writing 31 days on Cultivating a Radically Authentic Life, I got pulled into the idea of Vision. This word has been coming up more and more for me lately as I’ve really tried to hone in on what authenticity means for me, and how I feel called to serve others with this message. So as.. Read More

Sharing: Some questions…

The post I shared yesterday came only days before my first experience with energy work, and today’s is what followed only hours after. For me – sharing this post came with a ton of fear and trembling – it felt ballsy and radical, it was a game changer and a paradigm shifter. In the hours and days that followed I felt a cracking open within – this is the message I believe God.. Read More

Sharing: Authentically me…

As we continue in this series, I feel it’s really important to share a bit of where it all began for me on this blog – so today and tomorrow I’d like to share two particularly pivotal posts I wrote a bit ago on the subject of authenticity – I hope these will be the game changer for you that they were for me. The below post was first shared here. At the.. Read More

Benediction…

Sunday for me is often a challenge… my heart longs to seek refuge in the divine and sacred, but my head often battles against this with a nagging list of ‘to-do’s’. Sunday can often be harried and fraught with ‘future-thinking’, knowing tomorrow brings the beginning of a new and full week. Our time is precious, and the need to take pause often falls far too low on the list of priorities. So, as.. Read More

Food for thought…

Saturday for me brings a break from the daily grind and an invitation to enter into time with my husband, our family, and to unwind and decompress after a full week. I’m deeply grateful for the time we’re sharing, but I want to honor your own need to break away from the distractions of life so you can be fully present for the things that really matter. With that in mind, I’d like.. Read More

Finding our feet…

I’ve shared Jess Lively’s podcasts a couple of times before, and her most recent one with Caroline Rector didn’t disappoint. There’s a beautiful image Caroline shares​ (around the 9:15 mark)​ that ​really resonates with me as she talks about her own struggles with being easily influenced by the ‘general consensus’ expressed in mainstream media in her own life and that often left her feeling ‘not good enough’ in light of those images. She.. Read More

Sometimes…

Sometimes Truth is overwhelming, hard to swallow, tough to bear. Sometimes it means doing the thing that, on the outside, looks like pipe-dreams – frivolous and ridiculous – but in your heart is scary, choking, full of uncertainty. Sometimes our gifts feel like a burden, a weight that holds us back from accepting what we have with gratitude. Sometimes our calling leaves us feeling alone, misunderstood.  Sometimes the thing we know is best and right.. Read More

More than enough…

Somewhere we’ve been told a lie that there simply isn’t enough in this world to meet all of our needs, wants, and desires. We’ve been told that we have to shelve our passions, the things that light us up inside. We’ve been told our gifts won’t provide, they’re not practical, they’re frivolous and silly, or they just won’t make a difference. Maybe it’s hard to imagine, but I believe that if we all.. Read More