Journal With Me: Reaching Out

Journal With Me: Reaching Out

Recently I reconnected with a friend I hadn’t been in touch with since early college days. We knew each other as little kids through our late teens. We spent the summers in the same little town, both working for the recreation department as swim instructors, dishing...

How Can You Reconnect This Fall?

How Can You Reconnect This Fall?

It really feels good to be connected with friends, family, community. And these past six months have been a challenge, even for an introvert like me. We’ve had to be creative to stay connected. It’s been great to be able to “visit” with friends while walking socially...

Journal with Me: What Can You Control?

Journal with Me: What Can You Control?

We’re still in wild times with change happening constantly. Just when you get used to the new normal, the normal shifts. Yet at the same time, each day feels somewhat the same. Life feels a little (or more) out of control, but you can still do something about that....

Who Are You? Who Do You Want to Be?

Who Are You? Who Do You Want to Be?

Who are you? It seems like such a simple question, but sometimes it’s hard to answer. I find this is especially true when I’ve spent too much time doing what others wanted or thought I should do and during times of transition. Times of transition are especially tricky...

Journal with Me: Kindness

Journal with Me: Kindness

Kindness matters. I bet you can remember an act of kindness somebody did for you, even something really small that made a difference.  Maybe it lifted your mood on a hard day, got you through a challenging moment or period in your life, or helped you move forward in a...

Stop Your Stories from Holding You Back

Stop Your Stories from Holding You Back

What do you really want in your life? How do you want to feel? What do you dream of doing? What really matters?  Did those questions bring up a glimmer of an idea that you squashed down before you could really look at it? Did you imagine that life you dream of but...

Journal With Me: Reaching Out

Journal with Me – Shifting energy

As the seasons change, energy changes too. While this summer felt different than any summer I’ve ever lived, and fall is missing many of the usual markers too, I’m still feeling something stirring in me. A change, a shift. Do you feel it too?  Journal with Me Try one...

Are You Guided by What Matters Most to You?

Are You Guided by What Matters Most to You?

Things aren’t normal. They haven’t been for a while and may not be for a long time. Normal may become something new completely. So how do you move forward? What guides you?  Whether in the middle of flux and a world in upheaval or in times when the world itself seems...

Journal with Me: What Can You Control?

Journal With Me – Moments of Awe

AWE. We know what it feels like but it’s hard to pin down. Awe is both mysterious and complex. And awe can be a tiny moment or something grand. For example, witnessing my children’s first steps or my grandparents holding hands under the dinner table, seeing a pod of...