Empowering choice with affirmation: Accept only who and what affirms your best you.


Most of us spend too much of our lives surrounded by stuff we don't feel we can really choose for ourselves.  Partly because we feel forced to choose from a limited selection among family, school, friends, work, or church. When we finally reach a place where we recognize our decisions are truly our own, options …

Gifted part 2: Honoring men who embrace and share their gifts.


Over the weekend, some girlfriends and I had a stirring conversation about authority, and how differently we communicate when we embrace authority.  We also acknowledged how intimidating it can be to know the awesome responsibility that comes with it. As I continue the never-ending journey of self-discovery, there are several awe-inspiring, beautiful souls who motivate …

Gifted: Honoring others who embrace and share their gifts


When I sing, I completely abandon myself and transcend to another level of being.  For most of my life, I denied this and other talents, refusing to be put in a box as a singer, writer, artist, fashion designer, dancer, cook, or anything else on the shelf.  None of it fit.  I realize now, all …

Remaining hope-filled: If it’s not good, it ain’t over yet.


This weekend, while absently allowing an advertisement to play, I heard a powerful quote: "It's always good in the end.  So if it isn't good, it isn't the end yet." On Sunday May 27th, I listened to a friend of mine sing, tears springing forth as I listened to him pour out with passion and …

Choose who you like carefully: You become like them.


I heard a line yesterday that stirred me: "Do you really want to be like him?" The question was posed in the context of a budding romantic relationship and was so simple. When we choose to be intimately involved with someone as a friend or life companion, we have to choose carefully. Too often, because …