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.
Together, let's look at the whole of your life and help you achieve wild success, healing, and joy at home and as a leader in your community.
We are the Mama on a Mission Movement™. When you first heal what's holding you back, you become the medicine that our planet needs to heal and thrive.
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The Nourished Home Blog
My six-year-old, Flannery, fell on the playground at school Tuesday morning and severely broke her elbow. She was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and Damian and I were told to meet her there.
As I drove to the hospital it felt like the ground wasn't beneath me. How was it that she was in an ambulance and neither of her parents were with her?
My Dad and I got to the hospital first. Time stood still as I waited for Flanny to arrive. And then I finally saw her sweet face. Her brave spirit. And that arm. My stomach turned.
We weren't designed to live, love, grow, and lead on our own. We humans are relational creatures.
Our deepest power, love, and knowing comes through being in community with each other.
Without community, without support, without being seen and heard in your deepest truths, you won't get far.
Yet when you circle up with other dynamic, devoted, diverse, and supportive women, you BECOME more of who you really are.
Who are you in those quiet moments when no one else is watching?
What is reflected when you look in the mirror?
Love? Anger? Wisdom? Shame? Gratitude? Disgust? Beauty? Courage? Grace?
Whatever you see in that mirror is a reflection of the current perceptions and beliefs you have about yourself.
And I ask you to imagine what's possible for you if every time you looked in the mirror you were devoted to seeing the reflection of love, compassion, and gratitude. No matter what.
I went through a lot in this little town growing up, like you did in your own hometown.
Coming home with my family has been so beautiful, so healing, and also forced me to confront a lot of the stories from my childhood that still impact me today.
It's an unfolding and I must be patient and kind to myself.
When you imagine the children of our world growing up, do you want them to feel safe and even thrilled to let their unique brilliances be fully seen, received, and appreciated by those they love and serve?
If you want your children to feel free and full and alive in these ways then you must give yourself these very gifts NOW.
If you want to live in a world where all children feel safe to be fully expressed, living lives of purpose and impact as they grow, then you must give yourself these very gifts NOW.
What I have learned is that the inner revolution of your own healing is the very medicine that ripples out and changes legacies in family, community, and our global consciousness.
Whatever you are preparing to birth right now -- a baby, a creative project, a mission-driven business, or the next offering on your service path, it's time to feel reverence and awe because what you are doing is sacred.
And whenever you're birthing something substantive into the world you're going to be afraid.
You're likely going to have a moment (or two) where you don't think you can do it anymore.
Giving birth is messy. Powerful energy surges through you. It can hurt. It can feel ecstatic.
Many women ask me, "How do I take that first leap forward with my calling? What if I'm not clear on where to begin? What if I fail? How will I know I'm ready?"
I know that I haven't felt "ready" or "enough" or "prepared" or "clear" when I've taken that first step with any of my own callings.
Think back to anything big that you've done in your life. Were you really ready when you started?
Do the trees feel fear about growing their leaves again each spring? No.
Do the flowers fear sprouting up through the ground and blossoming as the earth warms every year? No.
Do the bees who are called to drink sweet nectar from the flowers and pollinate our world fear their calling? No.
Every living thing on earth is designed to bloom into it's full expression, to follow the path of it's particular calling.
And of all the living things on earth, we humans are the only ones that question our full expression, our deepest potential.
It's International Women's Day today. And tonight is also the New Moon for our next Lunar Cycle. Why is is this important and how is it all connected to you?
You've heard me say before that when you align yourself with nature your align yourself with YOUR nature.
And when we, as women, collectively align ourselves with the the rhythms and cycles of the natural world we're a part of, we are able to more deeply access our truths, our joy, our creativity, our integrity, and our power as Mamas on a Mission.
I seem to forget every year that although I love the dynamic seasons I get to experience in Maine, winter is really hard for me. I'm understanding this in a way I haven't before and I hope and pray I remember the wisdom coming through this time next year.
I went on a walk in my beloved woods this morning and got this message from my Inner Wise Woman.