Awakenings Are Messy!

What should an awakening look like? Is it neat and tidy and everything you expect or is it messy? I’m betting on messy and not at all what you would imagine. In the end, it is how it should be – an awakening. I was looking online for pithy and appropriate quotes about awakenings andContinue reading “Awakenings Are Messy!”

Awareness is a Message from Your Soul.

If I could write a letter to my younger self, I’d say “Listen. When awareness is able to break through the noise and the chaos, listen. Awareness comes from your soul and it’s asking you to face your fears and set yourself free.” I spent far too many years ignoring moments of awareness – momentsContinue reading “Awareness is a Message from Your Soul.”

May My Heart Never Harden

“Stop punishing yourself for being someone with a heart. You cannot protect yourself from suffering. To live is to grieve. You are not protecting yourself by shutting yourself off from the world. You are limiting yourself.”― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars  Right now it seems as if the universe is conspiring against me. An evil dictatorContinue reading “May My Heart Never Harden”

Acceptance is the Key

“You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole–like the world, or the person you loved.” ~ Stewart O’Nan Have you ever said, ‘This is unacceptable!’ or ‘I can’t live this way!’? How did you feel when you said this? I’mContinue reading “Acceptance is the Key”

I Walked a Labyrinth and Awakened

“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. ” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom  I’ve been doing a lot of labyrinth walking lately while working with women in early recovery. Each time I introduce the labyrinth as a mindful meditation tool, I remember my first experienceContinue reading “I Walked a Labyrinth and Awakened”

I’m Flowing

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”― Alan Wilson Watts One day, after living in sobriety for several years – working daily on discovering, uncovering and healing – I noticed that everything felt easier. I wasn’t struggling with depression, anxiety and theContinue reading “I’m Flowing”