The Joyous Light in Your Heart

The Joyous Light in Your Heart

Your joyous light: Is it extinguished? Is it diminished? Or is it radiant? We were all created wonderfully and fearfully, on purpose, for a purpose. How do you keep your heart shining with radiance? Looking back on my life, I am aware of times when my heart has been...
Investing in You

Investing in You

What would be added to your life, if you were to invest in you? I recently wrote about how essential it is to be selfless in my blog Selfish vs. Selfless. I have never been more aware of how investing in me would change my perspective, change my attitude, and help me...
Selfish vs. Selfless

Selfish vs. Selfless

From the time I was a little girl, I was taught to take care of others. I watched my parents offer help and support to others. I learned in church to be the “Good Samaritan.”  All the jobs I have had, and currently have, serve others, including caring and supporting...
Reality vs. Alignment

Reality vs. Alignment

I find myself in a season of life that I did not see coming. Nine years ago, I made the decision to move back to St. Louis to care for both of my elderly parents. At that time, Mom’s health was declining and Dad was increasingly becoming tired of doing it all himself....
Ready to Soar

Ready to Soar

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31 How many of you set intentions, especially at the beginning of a new year? I have...
What is Your Next Chapter?

What is Your Next Chapter?

Wow! October is upon us, and with it comes change. I don’t know about you, but I welcome this season of change. The chapter of my life, from January 2016 through today, has been all about change. A chapter full of exploration, and an expansion of my wings. My...
Reset and Reclaim Yourself

Reset and Reclaim Yourself

Imagine what it would be like if you had a special ‘reset’ button you could push whenever your emotions were spinning out of control, or whenever you were experiencing resistance while navigating through life. What sort of features would your reset button include? My...
Courage

Courage

What is your definition of courage?  How much courage do you have?  What does it take to embrace that courage and go forward? It takes a tremendous amount of courage to ask for help, or just to share your needs or concerns with someone else. Here are some of the...
Words Become Stepping Stones

Words Become Stepping Stones

Do you remember a time when you were engaged in a conversation only to find yourself searching for a word?  And as you were searching, your tongue tripped over two or three words until the right one exposed itself? It’s funny how many times I’ve called all three of my...
Verbal Sabotage

Verbal Sabotage

Words have life. Are you beating up on yourself with words? What words are you saying to yourself following a negative or unpleasant conversation? If you don’t like what you are seeing, hearing or saying about yourself, plant different seeds. Words invoke either...