Encouragement · Hope · Sow Kind · wisdom

Mother’s Day Experiences

Mother’s Day evokes a wide spectrum of emotions–from deep satisfaction to inexplicable sorrow. For as many mothers there are in the world, there are that many varieties of experiences with a mother and as a mother. While I never imagined I would be a mother [for fear of not being a good one], I cannot…… Continue reading Mother’s Day Experiences

Encouragement · wisdom

Moving Beyond Fringe-ships

Relationships are both work and reward. Without the work {which often consists of a mix of vulnerability and humility}, the reward of growing deeper in love and compassion is often missed, but sometimes the cost of the work appears greater than the reward. I have experienced a lot of “fringe-ships” over the years. I’m generally…… Continue reading Moving Beyond Fringe-ships

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Just Below the Surface

Although I was born and raised in Illinois, I moved to Texas to complete my student teaching experience. It felt like a study abroad opportunity, but it carried a smaller price tag. I expected tumble weeds, cowboys, and lots of wide-open spaces. While I wish I could tell you I am exaggerating, I most certainly…… Continue reading Just Below the Surface

Encouragement · Faith · Hope · wisdom

Bent Low to Stand Tall: An Easter Reflection

Sometimes an unexpected storm becomes fertile soil for insight and breakthrough. Although we were on Spring Break, we knew it was a distinct possibility. Looking at the surprise of the morning, a blanket of white covered the terrain for as far as the eye could see. Boundaries once created with the silhouette of hedges, were…… Continue reading Bent Low to Stand Tall: An Easter Reflection

Community · Kindness · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

BINGO: The #Sowkind Movement Turns Three

How the #Sowkind Movement Started Three years ago, I told the world what had been brewing in my heart for many years. I had quietly pondered all the little clues and soul downloads I had been receiving, and it was finally time to share them out loud. Show up. See others. Sowkind. While I had…… Continue reading BINGO: The #Sowkind Movement Turns Three

Community · Encouragement · Kindness · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

The Value of Good Words

When someone has “gone off on you,” what is the residual effect? Maybe you fight back with words, internalize the hurt and become depressed, or intentionally avoid future interactions with the perpetrator. No matter how you respond, there is fallout that negatively impacts you. Broken relationships and compromised trust are not high on my this…… Continue reading The Value of Good Words

Encouragement · Hope · Love

Slow and Steady is an Acceptable Learning Speed

True LOVE story. For many of my childhood years, I sincerely believed my dog was the only one that loved me. Nothing would have been able to convince me otherwise. I know now that was a skewed truth, but can we all agree that dogs ARE incredible companions? They offer an easy path to connection,…… Continue reading Slow and Steady is an Acceptable Learning Speed

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Wisdom in the Weeds eBook

You might be thinking why an eBook? Why now? Well, those are both fair questions. Here is the deal; the most common thing people tell me when I finish speaking at an event is that I put words to how they felt but did not know how to articulate. I have ruminated on that feedback…… Continue reading Wisdom in the Weeds eBook

Community · Encouragement

Table Talk: A New Video Podcast

A new year calls for new perspective, renewed purpose, and audacious goals. Actually, I am not typically one for making resolutions, and I often resist sharing my goals out of a fear of failure. However, in 2020, I opened my mouth and shared a nudging with a small group of fellow creatives, but the story…… Continue reading Table Talk: A New Video Podcast

Encouragement

YES—>It is ALMOST Time!

I have spent the better part of the last nine months birthing something to share with you! No, this is not a twisted attempt at telling you I am expecting, but after the year we just had, that would seem like the worst kind of choose your own adventure ending. Several years ago, I dedicated…… Continue reading YES—>It is ALMOST Time!