Detours

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien I was on a road trip the other day, trying to get from the Sacramento area to the Bay Area,  when I had to take a detour.  The I-80 freeway was backed up for miles due to an accident.  I quickly checked my map app andContinue reading “Detours”

Vulnerability

“Dr. Brene Brown studies human connection – our ability to empathize, belong, and love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.” Watch her thought-provoking, 20-minute presentationContinue reading “Vulnerability”

Fitness – A Journey, Not a Destination

Ever since I was a teenager I enjoyed consciously moving my body, whether dancing, or following a workout video (yes, on VHS), or running outside, or making up my own workouts.  I thought it was fun.  After high school, I continued playing volleyball in various intramural groups.  I couldn’t wait to get to my nextContinue reading “Fitness – A Journey, Not a Destination”

Stop Being “Perfect”

“Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.” I read this statement one day on a poster in the front lobby of a dry-cleaning shop, of all places.  It hit me like a ton of bricks.  You mean, I have permission to be happy without every little thing in my life being in place?Continue reading “Stop Being “Perfect””

Your Authentic Life

What does “living with authenticity” mean to you?  What does it feel like?  It might be easier to describe what NOT living authentically feels like.  For example, when what you truly believe is stuffed down inside, when you’re really unhappy at work, when you have a bad gut feeling when you hang out with certainContinue reading “Your Authentic Life”

Step Out

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart A year ago, I was just wrapping up my employment with my favorite boss ever, at my favorite job ever, Pure Massage Therapy.  My husband and I were relocating, neither of us having jobs or really knowing what awaited us afterContinue reading “Step Out”