3 May, 2017

The Lesson (for us all) in Launching Imperfectly

One of the greatest bits of business inspiration I've received (from a very successful person) is this: "If you're only putting PERFECTION out into the world, you're doing it wrong." In other words, *put stuff out into the world imperfectly!* Because the need for your offering to be PERFECT will only hold [...]

27 Oct, 2016

Mouth Open

So, we recently visited Cotopaxi National Park. Wowzer! It was stunning! It turns out a friend and mega talented photographer (Joshua Brown) came with us. Pics and video will be coming soon. :) And while the three of us were sitting by the fire, drinking tea after a travel day, [...]

3 Oct, 2016

There’s More to Say…

I didn't quite get it all out with my last post. Because I wanted to say this: LGBTQ people are some of the greatest examples to me. Because they have to do SO MUCH WORK to come out and to be true to themselves in our society. I think that [...]

1 Sep, 2016

5 Year Anniversary: What I’ve Learned From Sharing My Voice

This September, I will have been writing blog posts here for FIVE YEARS!!! Starting with this post.  The experience has been extraordinary to me. I can't thank you enough for being a part of this. We've experienced a lot together, huh? I wouldn't trade it for anything.   -------- Today, [...]

25 Jan, 2016

In The Arena

You all know that I'm a huge fan of Brené Brown. I first heard of her sometime after my divorce. Life was actually incredible during that time (which shocked even me) as I had been putting into practice all the stuff I talk about on the blog for a few [...]

10 Sep, 2015

Nope, Not Alone

Due to this beloved blog, I am constantly reminded of something so beautiful about this life:  none of us are alone in the challenges we face!!!  It can be so, so very easy to look at your life and say..."Ugh... How on earth did I get stuck with this?!?!" It's [...]

20 Apr, 2015

Things That Worry Me

Not sure if you guys read Design Sponge. I really quite enjoy Grace's essays! Maybe you can tell I'm an essay kind of a gal around here. :) Grace recently wrote a post called, "Things That Scare Me" - a post in response to a blogging movement that happened 3 [...]

8 Apr, 2015

On Sharing Your Voice

(Photo by Saydi Eyre Shumway, of Boston) I used to not have anything to say. NADA. You may not believe me, but people who have known me a long time can probably back me up on that. I just felt like I didn't have anything to offer. One of my [...]

6 Apr, 2015

How Can You See What Your Life Is Worth?

(by Danny) In honor of this Easter weekend, Mara and I just finished watching one of my favorite animated movies - The Prince Of Egypt. While watching, I was reminded of just how much I love the song "Through Heaven's Eyes" in the soundtrack. I understand that when something like [...]

2 Mar, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Tips For Speaking Or Hosting A Retreat

Oh my goodness - I've had some really unique life experiences over the last few years. One time we spoke for 3 days in Washington D.C. as keynotes at a women's retreat. One time we spoke for 3 days in West Virginia as key notes of a singles conference. I've [...]