Life is full of ups and downs and all the moments in between. We know this, friend. We’ve reveled in its peaks, suffered in it’s lows, and rested in its valleys. Life is a perpetual climb, one in which we’re always striving for a… Continue Reading “The Climb”
Emotional exposure is terrifying. I can’t be the only one that does everything in my power to attempt to control it? To refine, diminish, and play small in order to avoid potential pain In order to regulate vulnerability? Something wonderful comes into my life… Continue Reading “Emotional Exposure”
There used to be a time when we called for someone to catch us with no fear or trepidation. A time when we were filled with wild abandon. We trusted completely in the fact that the one we called to would catch us. We… Continue Reading “I Used to Leap”
I don’t want to lose myself, I want to be found.
True meaningful connection, I believe – friend – can only happen when people are able to show up as authentic versions of themselves, ready to let go of any sort of need of other to fulfill or satisfy any inner shortcoming or longing.
Large chunks of our lives are devoted to what we think we should do, who we think we should be.
All the shoulds and coulds can be so very loud and prominent as we learn to navigate self identity.
No one can show up 100% of the time, there is no such thing as perfection, or of even being the best version of yourself all of the time. To have this expectation placed upon you either externally or internally doesn’t show respect for the fact that there are ebbs and flows. If the moon can be allowed to wane and wax, be full or new, so can I.
One of the most basic needs we have as human beings is connection. We want to know and be known. Not just for how we make others feel, but for who we are – deep inside.
Life can feel sometimes like you are facing a fire breathing dragon with nothing to defend yourself with. You’re forced to stand and take the brunt force of the fury of the beast full on. Miraculously, though, when the fire is spent, you’re still standing.