First, They'll Call You Nuts. A Poem For Ruckus Raisers.

First they'll ask you why...

And maybe call you nuts.

Later they'll ask you how you did it...

And praise you for your guts.

The trick is to ground yourself during the Why phase because doubt, judgment and criticism (from...

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Focus on What's Right, Interesting and the Stuff That Creates Change

When you’re destined to make change, and you don’t for fear of getting it wrong...

...or being called out as a phony baloney

...or because you’re afraid the responsibility is more than you can carry, you...

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2019: The Year I Commit to One, And Only One, Thing...

I’m deep in 2019 planning, which is different (at least to me) than goal setting.

I don’t goal set. My goals change as often as my underpants.

But I do like to plan out what I’m doing and when...with lots...

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Dear Fancy Pants Gurus: Stop Stage Shaming

“It’s your responsibility to share the gifts God put inside of you. To ignore them, makes you selfish.”

I looked around the room and what I saw on the faces of her attendees shook me.

We were all there to...

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What if Your Insecurities Were a Good Thing?

I used to think my insecurities were a weakness.

Until today...

When it dawned on me that those insecurities have kept me from becoming complacent.

It’s easy to think you’ve done it all or seen it all...especially...

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Why You Can't, Under Any Circumstances, Crawl When You Were Born to Fly

As a girl, I wanted to fly.

Not in the air with wings and feathers...

...and not with a seat belt or machinery.

In those days, what I thought of as flying was really freedom. That’s what I wanted.

Freedom to...

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Fear, Criticism and Other Stuff We Spend Way Too Much Time Worrying About

I’m no stranger to fear of other people's opinion, criticism or judgement.

And while I can’t tell you the first time I felt this kind of fear, I can tell you it crept into my body like a thief in the night just...

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Deliciously Uninteresting & Delightful Things I Did This Summer

Summer is coming to an end. Can you believe it?!?

I can’t say I’ve ever been on a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows as I have in this one season.

Before I close the chapter on summer 2018, I soul...

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Perfectly Imperfect

This photo isn’t perfect.

The lighting is off.

The vase is washed out.

And yet, I think it’s beautiful...

...the way the shadow from the blinds cascade against the wall.

I read a passage in a book once that said...

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What Comes First: Passion, Purpose or Hope?

One afternoon, nearly four years ago, I had all but given up on finding my place in this world.

It was a weird, challenging and difficult time. It was also like being in the order of the Phoenix because I had to burn up and...

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