Note from the author: I almost didn't share this, out of concern for those who would feel triggered, and also because I was protecting myself. Sharing my own suicidal thoughts, worries and emotions comes with the burden of worrying everyone around me, but a very wise friend reminded me that way of thinking is exactly … Continue reading The Human Experience
It’s Wednesday, hump day, just another day of the week. As we say goodbye to November, let’s take a look at our average day. Perspective is everything, and if we can just shift that view, re-frame our reality, perhaps there's a better way we could be seeing today. One of my favorite bloggers, writers and … Continue reading Day #6, Re-Frame Your Day
Good morning, and happy Saturday. The holiday rush is probably over. Maybe you're already home or headed home today. Either way, happy Day 2 of our journey! Today, I want you to look around and notice those people closest to you. They might be the ones you see at home, or the people you rely … Continue reading Day #2, Share the Gratitude
Even when I'm running late, and feeling disheveled, I feel grateful for the life I have. This morning, I let my alarm go off for nearly an hour, and finally woke up only thanks to sweet Simba. I let the pups out to do their business, and they came right back in after. I herded … Continue reading Light & Gratitude.
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 Sunday Afternoon.
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
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?