Releasing Fear

Who Are You?

  I am a big baseball fan for those who don’t know me well. Specifically, I am a St. Louis Cardinal fan. I’m excited that the season is back on after months of the owners locking the players out. I follow a Facebook page for Cardinal fans, and while I LOVE it, it also reminds …

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Bravery shows up differently for each of us.   If getting out of bed is a brave thing you do today. I see you.   If staying in bed is a brave thing you do today. I see you.   If ending a relationship that doesn’t serve you is a brave thing you do today. …

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Rising Above It

Today was a heavy day with what is going on in Ukraine, and other places in the world and within the US. While my heart gets heavy with what is going on in the world, I know that rising above fear is the way through it.  I I find stepping into fear easily and being …

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Desmond Tutu Quotes

On Sunday, the world lost an amazing man – Desmond Tutu, and I lost a man who changed my world. I’ve shared his importance in my life before, so I’ll keep it short. I invited him to join my first global hug event in 2008, and he said YES! He then joined a second time before …

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Someone needs to hear this.

Whether you find yourself in celebration or sorrow, know that someone is on a similar journey as you. There is no need to compare your celebrations or sorrows to others’ joy or pain. Feel your feels. Breathe. Laugh. Cry. And remember, YOU are someone!   SOMEONE: Someone is welcoming in a new life today. Someone …

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The seasonal dance

The seasons are struggling for control. Summer is trying to hold on. Fall is saying it’s my turn to lead. They will dance for a few weeks. Eventually, Summer understands it is time to rest. It begins to realize that fall is here not to take over, but rather to relieve Summer of a job …

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I am a lighthouse

I am reminded daily that the world is both beautiful AND messy. I will continue to do what I can, with what I have, from where I am at to bring more LOVE to the beauty AND LOVE to the messiness.   I will get sad, AND I will return to LOVE.   I will …

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Connect the dots

Have you ever done the puzzles of connecting the dots? As a kid, they were one of my favorite puzzles. I loved watching the picture take form as I connected the dots. What would it turn out to be? Some were easy. Some were more intricate, but all of them were fun. I haven’t done …

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The power of YES

July 24, 2008 – I had the great pleasure of seeing Desmond Tutu speak at The Fetzer Institute with Jim Collier-Verseman.   On this day, 13 years ago, I didn’t realize how it would be a catalyst to my life-changing.   I LOVED his speech and fell in LOVE with him and his work. Fast …

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Sprinkle Hope

JULY 23, 2021 Still at it doing what I can to bring a little hope into the hard places of life. To remind people that they matter in this beautiful and messy world. I wholeheartedly believe that if a person feels ‘seen’ and knows they matter in the world, they are far less likely to …

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