“Here it comes a gentle wave riding forward, hitting the ocean, hitting the beach, hitting all sides in which it impacts. The bubbling sounds, the gurgling underneath, there’s so much life in a single wave. It is this force that propels us forward, this underlining current as we fight for who we are, as we come face-to-face with those who disagree, with those who seem to take a separate path, with those who appear to be so different from ourselves.
Yet underneath, we are all combined. We are all one. And this radiant energy that is moving forward, moving out…
It’s been one year since I launched my podcast, so I felt inspired to share my story.
At the beginning of 2019, I was devastated and heartbroken.
I had recently shut down a retail business that I had worked on for the previous two years. But there was no way to make the business model work. It was an “ahead of it’s time” business and one day, I’ll smile in appreciation when someone builds it — for it needs to be created.
But that’s another story.
What was so difficult about this defeat was that I had found true life…
Front-loading. Have you ever heard of it? Especially in connection to communication within a relationship?
So what is it?
I didn’t expect it to in the dictionary. I thought it was just a slang term of sorts that couples use or my partner had picked up from somewhere.
Webster Dictionary describes it as “to load or fill from the front” and funny enough, that’s exactly how we use it.
In the first year of our relationship, like most couples, we made plans or decisions (involving both of us) without discussing the details. “Want to go eat at my…
She called to say they might be divorcing. He has left, for now, for a break, for some time to think. They began well, and strong and very in love. He brought flowers, and she giggled as I had never heard before. They listened to music and put us to bed early, to chase each other around the house. But life is real and hard and can break anything not built well in the beginning. Beginnings need so much time, so much care. They are for seeing, hearing, and feeling for the hearts involved. It has been happening for years…
This article contains no ads for products, encouragement for exercise or diets, and definitely won’t tell you it has anything to do with looks.
Because it doesn’t.
True beauty is everlasting. It draws you in — makes you look twice. Maybe even makes you fall in love, if only for a moment. It gets inside of you and stays for a while. And it might even be tricky enough to make you feel beautiful just being in its presence.
I love that kind of beauty.
First, it’s important to consider what beauty is or how it is defined by you…
And we were riding, sitting, side by
side, heavy hearts nestled in our laps, cuddled close.
My head leaning into the open window
warm salty air bristling through my hair
rolling of houses, palm trees, brown greenness,
all steadily streaming by.
In this moment I became bold, blushing
I looked at you, your midnight eyes, occupied and
content stood facing me, your entirety
breathing its quiet serenity. Inhaling,
my hand traveled the width of my
leg, onto yours and
I asked you,
How is it possible, to feel so
vulnerable, so yellow and without strength, to
smell the dependence on…
There are few memories near and dear to me as this one. It’s a memory I return to often and when it came flooding through my mind this morning, I felt compelled to share it.
First, I want to say that God and I have enjoyed a special relationship since I was born. He (the pronoun I choose to use) has always been a part of my life, always been there for me and outside of this experience, there was one other when He spoke this clearly.
And while I know God is a loaded term, my definition of God…
No one would know
how many times we
made love on the new
we had worked so hard
to pay for.
They would never see
the mornings spent on
the kitchen floor,
dreaming into one another’s
eyes and bodies
taking the time in which
the biscuits and gravy
cooked, to spread
our love across the counters.
It would seem unreasonable
that our bed was our home
the singular place we
found hardest to escape
hiding under the sheets
snuggling away our day
whispering of the love
we had found.
The bathroom shared our
wanderlust for change
the reflection of us two
brushing our teeth, then my back
propped gently against the mirror
inhaling your body
craving the most it could receive.
Who had time for real life?
We never did.
Want to change or supercharge your relationship overnight? Practice being present.
I’m one of those people who loves picking a word for each year. It gives me one directive that I can sink into throughout the year. It feels doable. Liberating. And I love seeing what my Intuition will bring me each year.
My word for 2020 was Present.
Fortunately, I was given this word before I knew what was coming otherwise I may not have followed through, haha.
Why Present? I’m a fast-moving person, forever working, dreaming up business strategies, solutions, or fantasizing, which is fun but often leads…
In case you didn’t know, all the wisdom you could ever need is within you.
There’s no need to ask friends or family, to review everything with other people in your life, or depend on some type of teacher/professional to provide the insight you need to move forward.
That may sound crazy. May seem untrue. And if you don’t believe me, I wouldn’t be surprised.
From day one, we’ve been conditioned to believe that someone or something external has more wisdom and therefore we often spend the majority of our lives running into the arms of others when help is…