Being a woman is hard. Being alive is hard. I can't speak to what it is like to be a man, or what it is like to be dead, but these two things I know to be true. In childhood, things seemed much simpler, but as we grow we are exposed to the realities and… Continue reading Mind, Body & Spirit: A journey of self-love
By E.Louise When waking up is success enough, When my make up is the mask I show the world, Because my own face isn’t strong enough to bare the scrutiny, Because falling down and getting back up can hurt even the tough. But when you stand beside me I feel softer than snow. My strength you… Continue reading You.
After I post on my blog, or upload something new to Instagram, I always click through the posts with the same hashtags I used. At first, I think I did this to get more attention on social media. Now, I do it for inspiration. To see what other creative spirits are putting out into the… Continue reading Full of Life
Last night, I went on the best first date I've been on in years...except it was with 29 other women, no men, and instead of dinner and movie, we made succulent terrariums at an all natural beauty and skin-care shop in Lawrenceville. I know, best date ever. I was supposed to meet Aaron's sister there,… Continue reading Flying Solo
If you're anything like me, your relationship with money is broken and it hasn't been your priority to fix it. This weekend I finished a book, Creating Money: Attracting Abundance, one that I'd been working on for a while. When I first picked up this book, I was prepared for practical budgeting advice, lucrative entrepreneurial… Continue reading Want, Need, Abundance & Bills.
Going through The Desire Map process was therapeutic, and really tied together a lot of pieces for me. Last Fall I participated in Seth Godin's altMBA program, where we pushed ourselves and our peers to dive deep and find our "why." We analyzed our actions and our goals, and dreamed about what we could… Continue reading Filling in the Circle
It wasn't until this morning when I got to work that I began to feel settled back into my real world. As some of you already know, I went to my first yoga retreat this weekend, with a group of wonderful women from all around the Pittsburgh area. Alyssa, the yogi who led the trip, rented… Continue reading How Do You Want to Feel?
Last night I left work and journeyed to my very first yoga retreat. 7 women and our yogi guide, Alyssa, are staying in a cabin in a nearby state park, spending 4 days practicing, meditating, eating well and connecting in new and deeper ways to ourselves and to each other. One of the biggest challenges… Continue reading Unplugged
I'm not very good at celebrating myself on a regular basis. Self-reflection is a big part of my life, but unfortunately I tend to focus on the areas that need improvement rather than the areas of success. Every year on my birthday, though, my thinking changes and for just a few hours I revel in how… Continue reading I Love Myself.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? This is a question I get a lot from friends and family, and recently from readers. It's a confusing question for me, because I never decided I wanted to BE a writer, I just was one. Writing was never an option for me, it was… Continue reading Becoming a writer.