What is your core calling?
Women come to me with big ideas and core callings that they think are too bold, edgy, or out there. They fear they aren't enough to live up to their dreams of making a big impact. I guide them through their fears and into their brilliance so that they can achieve success and impact as leaders, activists, and change makers.
It's time for you to bring more harmony, joy, and peace to your own Nourished Home. And it's time for you to step up and into leadership as a Mama on a Mission, doing your part to create a more nourishing home for our planet and the whole human family.
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Whether you're finding shelter in harsh weather conditions, navigating an emotional storm in your family, or finding your way in the political storm that's unfolding this year, do you want to fight or be brave?
Notice the difference between the two.
When you fight you are engaged in violent struggle.
When you are brave, you are engaged in courageous behavior.
There is no no greater therapy for me than this. Snow shoes. The trees. The snow. And the sky.
What is your medicine? And how are you taking it in today?
I hosted my annual Word of the Year call on January 31st and I shared that my word this year is FREEDOM.
And as it typically goes for me, I get a great opportunity to test out my devotion to my Word of the Year as soon as I claim it!
How are you doing this week? It's been a turbulent time here in the U.S. I know that many people around the country and world are feeling tremendous fear, anxiety, anger, confusion, and sadness.
Please hear me on now.
These times require us to do the inner work of our own healing and self-discovery so that we have the energy, vision, courage and resolve to CO-CREATE THE REALITY we desire to be living.
The work of allowing yourself to feel the relief and freedom of inner healing isn't the "end all be all" of your awakening. It's the BEGINNING.
Swoop, silent, where did it go?
A black cloak draped across the shoulder of our world.
What has happened to life, responsibility, rights?
All of our history gone silent.
Vigilance overcomes us, we need to act.
© Laila Brady, January 22, 2017
My daughter, Laila, will be 10 next month. She has been writing poetry since she was 6. Poetry that has left her mama speechless time and time again.
I don’t know about you, but for me, it takes time to really release the stuff I know I want to no longer be burdened by.
And one of the most powerful ways I’ve learned to release is through the intentional act of ritual.
The more I create simple rituals to help move through my life, the more I find myself empowered, enlivened, awake, and courageous enough to listen to my callings.
Last year, my Word of the Year, was JOY. And 2016 ended up being one of the most painful years of my life.
Not because anything awful happened in my external world.
The universe works in mysterious ways, and looking back now I sense that claiming this word required a deep initiation through darkness into light.
The journey I took last year wasn’t one of rejecting darkness to “be the light.” It was a year of learning to love my darkness as much as my light.
We lost a lot of iconic artists in 2016. David Bowie, Prince, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, Natalie Cole, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, to name just a few. Beyond their celebrity, these artists had something in common. They dared to share their truths, their art, their unique voices, even when they faced fierce criticism for being who they were.
These artists were not "perfect" people. They made mistakes. They were human. And my sense is that they were likely more free than many of us will ever be.
I know how easy it is to get caught up in your desire for approval, acceptance, and "belonging." My attachment to these things held me back from a deeper, more enlivened joy for many, many years.
My wish for you this New Year is that you feel free to be always beginning, each and every day.
When you resolve to allow yourself this level of freedom, when you trust the unfolding, you are capable of more than you can imagine.
The Winter Solstice is tomorrow. Whatever holiday traditions you celebrate I invite you to take a little time to share these five simple Solstice practices with the ones you love:
1. Get outside with your family, even if only for 5 minutes. Be in reverence for the natural world around you. Breathe the fresh air in gently and deeply.
2. Listen. Listen to the sound of the wind. Perhaps the crunch of snow under your feet. Perhaps the sound of your child’s voice. Perhaps the echo of your own inner wisdom. Be quiet and listen.
This is the Advent spiral that we have at the center of our dining room table every December.
We light a new candle each day of the month until we have 24 glowing lights on Christmas Eve! This simple, beloved tradition in my family is one of the most beautiful ways that we connect with each other every holiday season.