Category Archives: Resiliency

She No Longer Fears the Wolves

She no longer fears the wolves. She has learned how to howl and run like them. She no longer envies the butterflies. She has sprouted wings and lets the wind carry her where it may, unleashing her thirst for adventure. … Continue reading

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Compassion as the Cure

I posted an image on Facebook with the words, “Compassion leads us to understanding,” and was caught off guard by one of the responses I received. It said simply, “does it?” At first I was unsure what to say, or … Continue reading

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Revolution

Revolution begins with a questioning mind.   Often the simplest and yet most profound question, the one which acts as fuel to ignite the ember of change, is this… Why?   It is our asking of this most basic of … Continue reading

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Pain on Repeat… acknowledging a need for change

The events in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, June 12, 2016, rocked the nation and left a community of people feeling unsettled and betrayed. I spoke with a dear friend who is part of the LGBT community.  She shared that the … Continue reading

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Transformation

There is often terrifying splendor in transformation.  The way it takes what is familiar and twists it, turns it inside out, and all but snuffs it out of existence.  And, if we can look past the pain and discomfort, we … Continue reading

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The Echoing of Loss

When your heart is breaking and there are no words to describe the way you feel how do you go on? What is it, within us, that gives us the strength to put one foot in front of the other … Continue reading

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The Eye

You can dance in a hurricane But only if you’re standing in the eye ~Brandi Carlile     I’m not going to tell you that it’s all going to be ok… To tell you that you will never face a … Continue reading

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The Buoyancy of Human Spirit

  “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  ~Nelson Mandela Resiliency… according to the dictionary, can be defined as: The power or ability to return to the original form, position, … Continue reading

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Do You Know Where You Are?

“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”  The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”  “I don’t know,” Alice answered.  “Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?” … Continue reading

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Inside the Chaos

“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.” – Jill Bolte Taylor As a … Continue reading

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Finding My Voice

To quote Mary Lambert’s song Sum of Our Parts, “I didn’t know I was a phoenix ‘til I learned how to speak, even with ashes in my mouth I was still born to breathe.” From a young age I was … Continue reading

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