…In a world where we’re told that ‘faster, bigger, better’ is success and ‘having it all together’ is what will make you happy - it’s no wonder we tend to avoid exposing our messy truths, in particular, the messy truths of change…
…However, when we live, love, and lead from this place, we feel whole and undivided within ourselves. We become untangled, we are more clear and confident about our next steps, and we feel the sweet notes of our unique existence (harmony) in both the tension and the release of our life.
So today I’m sharing with you a process I created to help you discover and define your core values.
…Yet, those things didn’t lead me to lasting happiness either.
Again and again, I had chosen a very different approach to life, yet there I was…confused, ashamed to admit the truth, even to myself, thinking, “Why am I not happier?” I ran in the opposite direction, yet ended up exactly where I was seeing everyone else. Unfulfilled.
Purpose - a sense of meaningful accomplishment and contribution that truly feels like a gift to ourself and to the world…because we know that living is giving and change making belongs to all of us.
We are the Seekers of “what else is possible?”
Presence - a deeper connection to who we are in this world, what our values are, how we want to show up, and a clear roadmap for continued growth…because we know this precious life of ours is a perennial journey and who we are being always, always precedes what we do.
We are the Devotees of depth.
Peace of mind - a confidence that resides from within enabling us to lean into the messy as much as the marvelous. There is a feeling of sacred celebration for this life that leads us to act without attachment (we are more curious than afraid), to see our goals not as a place to arrive at, but rather, a place to come from, and to do the work (even when it’s hard)….because we trust, no matter what, we will be okay.
We are the Changemakers courageous enough to bring our full self to the world.
“Most people live a Reported on Life. “The economy is tough… My boss is unfair… My boyfriend doesn’t understand me…” They react to life. Often they complain about it. “Life’s unfair… It’s alright for them… I wish I had your opportunities…” But there is another way to approach life….”
It’s one thing to fulfill our deepest aspirations, but it’s a whole other thing to arrive there with levity, courage, and joy. In today’s short video above, I share with you one of the most powerful things I have learned on my journey to fulfillment.
I consider myself a world traveler, with countries like Brazil, Peru, Nicaragua, and Thailand gracing my well-worn passport. Yet, the United States, the country I was born in an lived most of my life, was a country I had done very little exploring within…
In today’s very first Mentor Musings VLOG, I share five SOULutions to filter through all your big, beautiful ideas and how to take aligned action, when you feel a lack of motivation and follow through.
When I was a young girl I had a neurological disorder that created a lot of confusion in my brain, and thus my little world. I didn't see things as most saw them and I didn't process things as most processed them. When I tried to explain my perspective, it was often received with frustration and confusion by others. Because of this, I often felt very alone in the world...even when I wasn't.
I sat with it and felt it in my bones - the anger, the love, the sadness, the conviction, and ultimately…the peace it generated in the depths of me. I journaled on it. I spoke about it. I created my work in the world based on it.
I know who I am and what I’m made of, because of it.
Have you ever felt like life was so ‘on the go’ that you didn’t realize just how deeply tired you were, until a circumstance (good or bad) presented itself, carving out the space for you to notice the depth of it?
This experience is about awakening the changemaker in you. It’s about discovering, creating, and sharing your gifts with more authenticity and depth. It’s about singing your song with more confidence and courage. Its about more honesty navigating the messy parts of life so you can be more present for the marvelous parts. It’s about growing, contributing, and celebrating life with more joy, more ease, and more presence. It’s about bringing your full self to the world - owning all parts of you and your story and making beautiful art out of YOU and your precious life. The Changemakers Circle is about mining your soul for gold and creating more beauty in your life, your loved ones life, your community, and even the world at large.
Raise your hand if, at least in one area of your life, you feel you’ve fallen behind. Because I’ve never known any ambitious souls who haven’t, at least at some point in their life, felt like they have ‘fallen behind.”
...When my parents tell me this story I feel myself sitting up a little taller. I feel my body soften and my soul rise as I fill my lungs with fresh air. This the how the body feels when it takes in the energy of being ‘on purpose.’...
Most people truly believe that if they just had more money, the things that make them unhappy would disappear and their lives would be better. And though it’s true that money can make life more comfortable, it’s not the answer to these deeper calls for happiness, joy, meaning, and fulfillment. Absolutely, it’s a piece of a grander puzzle and can create a lot more ease and security, but the answer to your questions abouthappiness can only be found in a much deeper well.
When I was a child I use to daydream about living a life where I could be myself fully. But as a little one I deeply feared rejection due to some ‘learned’ experiences from society. I was a charismatic and vivacious little girl who also had a neurological disorder, which inherently made me ‘different.’ I remember being ostracized by schoolmates (including my childhood best friend) after ‘I was found out’ due to having seizures in school. No doubt, it imprinted on me some strong beliefs about myself and the world (that I no longer hold).
Did you know that the odds of you being born - You, at the moment in time you were born, to the parents you were born to, with your unique DNA structure, is 1 in 400 trillion! Imagine that! 1: 400,000,000,000,000 - that's A LOT of zeros.
So what does this mean for you?
It means that your very existence is EXTRAORDINARY. You are already enough by the very nature of your presence. So my question to you then is this...
Are you living up to that legacy? Do you feel that your potential in life, love, and leadership is being tapped into? Or you are 'waiting for a better time' - when the kids are grown, when you have more money, when life isn't so busy. when you know more. when you're 'more' ready.