It’s okay to feel weird…

Sometimes it’s hard to not feel weird when you are grieving something that other’s view as insubstantial. The truth is you can always find someone else with a loss greater than your own. Viewing loss this way in our own lives can minimize it to unhealthy degrees. There is a time for joy. There is…

I Still Mourn… It was a busy Saturday afternoon at the grocery store. The time of day I don’t like to come. I’m in the zone with my list. As I wait in line, I watch the family in front of me. I make judgements I shouldn’t when the mom seems overly irritated. Then I…

Don’t Settle for Less

Don’t settle for less. This is something I have to remind myself of often. I am my own defeatist as much as I can be my own champion in my goals and dreams. Can you relate? I have a passion that’s been a part of who I am since I first saw glimpses in high…

Happy Mothering Day

Nope that isn’t a typo! Thank you Jo Saxton for those words today for what I’ve felt for years. You may not be a biological mom, but you have the power to be a mother. Young, old, single, married, childless, you can be mothering without the biological act of being a mom. As women, we…

What I’ve Learned in My…

I finished an amazingly insightful book on female leadership by Jo Saxton this week, and I’m sure it will be in my top five lifetime reads. One of her last assignments in our online book club was to journal five lessons of leadership we have learned. I did that today and while that was helpful…