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finding peace in the imperfect & cultivating a radically authentic life

Reflections…

I can hardly believe that as I type these words I am closing out this challenge of writing 31 days straight on the subject of Cultivating a Radically Authentic Life. At the same time, I feel as though this theme goes far beyond what any single month can contain – it is SO MUCH MORE. This series almost died before it really even began. It nearly fizzled out half-way through. And now at.. Read More

Authenticity…

Authenticity has become a bit of a buzz word in today’s modern society… it’s trendy, popular, and yet still seems to be more of an ideal, a dream that is effervescent and unattainable, rather than a realistic part of our reality. When I considered what to write about for this 31 day challenge there were no other contenders, it was only this – this ‘cultivating a radically authentic life’ – that revealed itself.. Read More

Intuition…

I’m deeply grateful to have been raised to trust… ‘trust my gut’, trust my intuition, even to trust and believe in a Creator God. Intuition is a deeply difficult thing to explain for me, it’s entirely based on faith, on my deeply held beliefs in God – even as I’ve let go of all of the doctrine, religious principles, and any other boxes that become so common in society today – however shockingly void.. Read More

Support…

I truly believe that those who have experienced radical change in their lives first had to work to create a supportive environment for the change they wanted to see in their lives. Without the framework, the foundation, whatever growth taking place cannot be sustained. When I wrote out my Vision Map one thing I listed under Health is ‘Supportive, Balanced’. I don’t want to be healthy for the sake of it, the accomplishment and.. Read More

The creative soul…

I’ve been a creative soul for most of my life, but I haven’t always honored this part of me.  I’ve struggled with not being able to bring my creativity to work with me.  This is not how I long to live my life – segregated and compartmentalized.  My heart longs to fully embrace this deeply innate part of who I am, to not have to lock it away for 9+ hours a day,.. Read More

Vitality…

I can’t imagine a better way to start my day than sleeping in until I wake up on my own (which surprisingly was just the right time for when I wanted to get up), feeling rested and excited about the day ahead, getting up and heading out while my precious hubs and sweet pups dream away to run to the grocery store for a light shopping trip, roaming the aisles with a tasty.. Read More

A playful spirit…

Though I’m often told that I’m an ‘old soul’ and ‘wise beyond my years’ I’m also very much known for my childlike spirit, and goofy, fun-loving, bubbly nature. Once I was even told I should ‘curb my enthusiasm’… though it was not a welcome comment at all at the time, I love that it’s been turned on its head and become the fodder for regular good-spirited fun between me and those who love.. Read More

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