What is nudging you to your greater good?

We all have something in our life that is nudging us to our greater good.   I’ve had many of these nudges along the way…the latest being my business (BTW, this isn’t a blog about business; there’s a much bigger picture at play here, so read on…)   Being an entrepreneur has by far been one of my most significant life teachers. Nothing has made it more obvious just how important it is to follow my intuition; yet nothing has made me more stubbornly want to stick to the perceived safety of what is known.   Of course, following our intuition is necessary in all aspects of our lives, but for me business is where I found myself wrapped up in more outside beliefs, rules and ideas of how things “should” be than anywhere else in my life…or at least that’s how it felt.   I had worked with and let go of so many rules within many areas of my life, but this one theme was annoyingly effective in exposing my doubts and fears.   Eventually I hit a wall.  Actually I hit a...

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Too Scared to Live the Life I Wanted

I'm now living my life how I always wanted to…but for a long time was just too damn scared to.   I’ve intuitively felt that life was supposed to be easy, joyful & fun; that we are supposed to relax and live a life of outrageous good.   But not everyone agreed.   When confronted with passionately heated questions of…   • Do you know what is going on in my life right now?! • Do you have any idea what my childhood was like?! • Do you see what’s happening in the news?   My certainty would waver, and I’d hesitantly wonder…   • Am I totally off base? • Am I just plain ole selfish? • Am I insensitively thoughtless and heartlessly uncompassionate?   I mean…come-on…in the face of “reality” it sounds a little unrealistic…doesn’t it?   But I couldn’t shake the feeling that buying into the struggle was leading us astray. That somewhere along the way, we’d somehow gotten it wrong…and it was decidedly time to start getting it right.   So, little by little I gave myself permission to trust what I was feeling; and I stopped making myself wrong.   Little by little I...

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#LifeIsGood Experiment

So, I’m wondering…Is your life as outrageously good as you would like it to be? As outrageously good as you want it to be? …and outrageously good as it should be?   Or maybe you don’t know that it should be. Well…it really should.   And quite frankly the only thing that is keeping us from living the outrageously good life we’re meant to live is…drumroll please…our focus.   Sound too simple?   That’s the irony. It’s actually much simpler than we could ever imagine, but we haven’t trained our minds to consistently focus in the direction of our good. But when we do…more good just keeps on comin’! That’s actually a scientific fact. Look it up!   I’ve established a practice where I consciously focus on my good every day. A lot of the time it’s in the form of writing and journaling, and I frequently end my journal entries with “Life is good! TY!”   I’ve also recently been having a lot of fun with taking snapshots with my iphone.   So I thought, why not blend the two?!…and from there this idea was born!   I took the...

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New Look. New Direction. New Possibilities.

I’ve been going through my own personal “upgrades” (at least that’s what I like to call them!) and it seemed only fitting that the look and feel of my site get upgraded along with me!  Its still got some tweaks underway, BUT I’ve decided I’m moving forward warts and all….perfectionism be damned!   In addition to a new look for my website, I’m also slightly shifting the direction I’m going.  I say slightly, since living life without struggle and with your own flare has always been the underlying current of why I share what I share; why I do what I do….and it mostly certainly has been a major theme in my life.   Of course, the topic of Soulful Parenting is still of interest to me, so I’m definitely keeping that avenue open.  I mean, I am still a parent after all, so that’ll always be close to my heart. But I’m expanding the focus to where I know the crux of it all lies.   The reason that I have felt so connected and intuitive in my parenting isn’t...

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Life Can Get a Little Messy Sometimes

I usually wait to share until after I’m through the fog.  It always felt safer that way.  I’d have time to gather my thoughts and feelings.  Then when I’d have some clarity, I’d be able to deliver the “pearls of wisdom” I picked up in an “articulate and insightful” way (well, that’s my take on it!).  …And there’s nothing wrong with that.   BUT what I’ve come to realize more and more….and am trying to fully embrace…is that there are some “messy” parts along the way; that our emotions can blindside us; that we aren’t able to keep it all together, to look good in every moment, to say all the right things and do all the right things.  Nope. The road can get a little sloppy, and we are going to get a little messy. …And that’s okay.   That’s really what it’s all about…embracing it all; loving up all ‘em little bits.  Accepting ourselves, loving our journey, and snuggling up into life.   In the past I spent a lot of time and way too much energy making myself...

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