Releasing Fear

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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Going for Gold

We are getting ready to see the world’s greatest athletes live their dreams as they compete in the Olympics. They have trained for hours and hours a day, years upon years, to realize their dreams, and we get the pleasure of witnessing them. We literally put them on a pedestal and give them a bronze, …

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Pinch Me

Have you ever thought about life as being one big spice rack? You get to choose which ingredients to add to your life. You can choose LOVING ingredients, or you can choose fearful ones. You can choose peaceful or hateful. You can choose abundance or scarcity. You can choose light or dark. Be the best …

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Odds Are

Did you know 9 out of 10 dentists recommend a certain toothpaste? Or how about 3 out of 4 surveyed like________ (fill in the blank)? It’s interesting how we rely on odds for many facets of our lives, from buying toothpaste to health and LOVE. And we want the odds in our favor. But if …

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