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Amplify

Encouraged/Brokenhearted. Woke/Unraveled. Energized/Exhausted. All of these emotions holding front row seats on a roller coaster of righteous anger. My Minneapolis community enraged, and in mourning. The loss of precious life, #JusticeForGeorge. I am less than 6 miles from where George Floyd was murdered. I am less than 4 miles from where the riots and protests … Continue reading Amplify

Navigating Uncertainty

Let's just start right here: It's ok to not be ok. A myriad of emotions, the last couple weeks have rocked and unsettled most of us. Many of us are struggling with the physical distancing we have been asked to practice. Here in Minnesota, our stay-at-home guidance was just extended another 3 weeks. It's become … Continue reading Navigating Uncertainty

Be Not Afraid

Whoa mama. Who would have thought literally nothing, and everything, could change in the blink of an eye? By now, we've all been personally impacted in some way and it's easy to get swept up, so I invite you to take a deep breath, pause, and give yourself a break from every news source for … Continue reading Be Not Afraid

The Only Question That Matters

Whew! Happy new year, happy new decade! What a whirlwind several months has it been for me. Where to begin... My last blog in early December announced a foreshadowing of major changes coming into my world. What very few knew at the time was that I had made a court date to legally change my … Continue reading The Only Question That Matters

The In-Between

There's a tender space in the in-between where what was and what is yet to come gives way to what is. It's a pensive space of acknowledgement and gratitude for seeing how all life events line up for our greatest good and how bittersweet endings are disguised as new beginnings. A space where today has … Continue reading The In-Between

Sometimes Moving On With the Rest of Your Life Starts With Goodbye

I know there’s a blue horizonSomewhere up ahead, just waiting for meGetting there means leaving things behindSometimes life’s so bittersweet ~ Starts With Goodbye, Carrie Underwood Last week was a very long week of goodbyes to people I had worked with and cared about for more than a decade.  It’s not that I’ll never see … Continue reading Sometimes Moving On With the Rest of Your Life Starts With Goodbye

Good Friends and Perfect Strangers

It's a slow and quiet morning sipping my coffee. Still in pajamas, I stare out the window at the winter wonderland that has arrived just in time for my vacation. If you listen closely, you can hear the wind whip and you almost catch a chill despite being curled up with a blanket on the … Continue reading Good Friends and Perfect Strangers

Resentment

According to Brené Brown, the number one reason people feel resentful is lack of holding boundaries.  This is a reminder to practice good boundaries this holiday season.  We will all be bombarded with advertising promising a joyful season if we have the latest, greatest toys, appliances, fashion, technology. I invite you to remember that going … Continue reading Resentment