Tag Archives: Human Design

Come alive in 2016

Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you. ~David Whyte   At the beginning of a year, it seems only natural to pause and take stock of our lives. We might ask ourselves variations of the following: Where am I? Where did I want to be this time last(read more)

Navigation tools for windy days

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” —Dolly Parton   It is so easy to be blown by the wind, isn’t it? Lately, it feels like every day brings new hurricanes. Illness. Breakups. Paris. The San Bernardino shooting. Things that feel too big to bear. This Dolly Parton quote is one(read more)

To Come Alive

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman The warm air tastes like crystal mixed with juniper. Everywhere I look, sparkling turquoise glimmers against rough red adobe walls. I meander about the sun-drenched(read more)

Taking off the masks

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. ~ James Baldwin “You have quality relationships.” This is the second of my five Well Loved Woman Principles. So many of us have a lot of “relationships,” but when it comes to the quality of them … well,(read more)

Save your life

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living. ~ Simone de Beauvoir As the oldest child in my family and the only girl, growing up at a time when options for women seemed limited, it didn’t take long(read more)

Take your strengths to the bank!

“You cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a lot more of who you are.” ~Tom Rath If I asked you right now what your strengths were, how would you respond? Most people would say things like, “well, I’m loving, organized, friendly, funny…,” but would your answer change if this(read more)

I know my strengths; do you?

“Celebrate your victories! Be verbal about it. Haters will say you’re bragging, but those who love you will celebrate with you.” ~ Steve Maraboli “Celebrate your victories! Be verbal about it. Haters will say you’re bragging, but those who love you will celebrate with you.” ~ Steve Maraboli Last year I went to a luncheon(read more)

When the opposite of freedom is loneliness

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~Maya Angelou You’ve been embracing your freedom and relishing your choices. Learning to listen to your inner voice. Creating your own refuge. All that is fantastic. But sometimes, as you step into more active self-love, loneliness(read more)

Big courage = big life.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one‘s courage. ~Anais Nin For those of you in America: how was your holiday weekend? July 4th always makes me feel a little more courageous than usual, maybe because I am so moved by the stories of American founders. They were so resolute in their vision of how(read more)

Know Yourself: So, how do you like YOUR eggs?

“As you become more aware about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey How do you like your eggs?  Do you know for sure?  I loved the movie Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts. The main character’s role resonated with me so strongly, especially the(read more)

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