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This year has been a time of so much learning and deep, tough soulful work for me.
It has been humbling and it has been healing. It has been unnerving and it has been awakening.
I’m in the middle of what feels like a big turning point in my understanding of Self, in my work, and my journey in this life. Phew. It’s been intense.
I had the opportunity earlier this month to speak about this and so much more with my beautiful friend and colleague, Amber Lilyestrom, on her podcast The Soul Fueled CEO.
The girls and I were looking at their baby albums and at my wedding album the other day.
Flannery said to me, "Mama, you don't look like you did at your wedding. You've really changed."
And I said to her, "You're right, I have."
Today is the first New Moon since last week’s Autumn Equinox. The New Moon is an opportunity, each month, to be in the space of new beginnings, rebirth, and starting fresh.
So today is your day to set intentions for the next 30 days.
What do you desire to embody over this next month?
What vision do you have for yourself?
What commitments are you willing to make to yourself so that you may take aligned, life-giving action in the coming weeks?
Every New Year, I choose a word of the year that I most desire to live by for the next 12 months. My word this year is JOY.
Well here's the message I received from the universe on joy after I proclaimed it as my word this past winter:
Universe: "If you want joy in a way you've never had it before, than you're going to get sadness in a way you've never had it before, too."
Me: "Wait, what? But I really just want joy, Universe! I've done sadness. I've been through the mess of life. I've paid my dues, haven't I? I simply want to be present to joy. Is that too much to ask?"
Have you ever felt stuck or been struggling with something in your life when common advice like "move on," "just get over it," or "let bygones be bygones" all fall short of the healing you really need?
One brilliant way to get unstuck comes through understanding that you're not "broken" but that the stories and beliefs you're living by need to be revised.
From this place of liberated self-awareness you can re-write your story and create a more joyful and enlivened pathway forward in your relationships and life.
If you're noticing that your life or relationships are defined by struggle, there is a way to re-author all of this into something more empowered, authentic, and true to who you really are, and I'm so excited to share with you how.
I had a powerful call with the women in my Mama on a Mission Mastermind circle last week and I'm going to let you in on what we did.
We celebrated summer. We invited ourselves to feel deep gratitude for what is. We invited ourselves to be real about, with self-compassion, the challenges we face. From that space we got clear about two things so we can properly plan out our lives this coming fall.
I'm at once scared and determined to write these words to you. I told you last week that I believe the political is personal and what I'm sharing here is in devotion to my promise as a mother.
I'm actually on vacation with my family at a lake in Maine right now, and figured out how to create a personal hot spot on my smartphone so that I could get internet and send this message to you today. My calling is greater than my fear, dear women.
Before I share with you how I'm letting my conscience guide my vote at the presidential election this November, I want to connect in with you and where you stand.
I want to know what you're vision, hopes and dreams are for your community, your country, and your children's future.
What I'm sharing here may or may not sit well with you. But I want you to know that I share this with the deep intention of speaking up and taking a stand for safety, justice, and freedom for all. I share this in solidarity with all Mamas on a Mission (that includes you) because our voices, leadership and change work are so desperately needed.
As Cornel West says, "Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public."
And you can't separate the political from the personal. I believe that you and I are here to create a legacy of love and justice for our human family, from the private sphere of home to the public sphere of our communities.
Last week was truly transformational for me. I went on retreat with a dear circle of women in North Carolina. I left feeling more of who I truly am. More than this, I left our circle feeling into the power of what I and all women have to offer our world at this time in history.
On my way home I stopped in New York City to visit my in-laws and see Dolly Parton. My sister-in-law, Maeve, a tried and true Brooklynite, is obsessed with Dolly Parton. And Dolly was playing in the city. So the decision was made for me.
I thought I was going to watch Maeve watch Dolly. I thought it would be fun and sweet and hilarious. But let me tell you, Dolly brought me to CHURCH, and I’ll never be the same.
I cried here by the creek this morning in my beloved woods feeling so many emotions... From what I've been holding for my daughter, Flannery, and her complicated recovery since her accident three weeks ago, to the mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday, to the expanse of the truth that we have no control, and we can at once be filled with grief, anger, anxiety, love, joy, awe, and hope.