Self Trust

The rite of self-compasssion. July 05, 2015

Why is it so easy to have compassion for others, yet so difficult to have it for ourselves? Personally, I am the first one to kick myself when I’m down. However, the other day when I was going through a rough patch, I found self-compassion. My emotions took me for a ride, and were it not for my clear intent to […]

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Catching life’s signals. May 31, 2015

Driving is such a great metaphor for our life’s journey. I was reminded of this several times during the last few days. The first time I was driving on the highway when suddenly a huge traffic jam appeared just down the road. Not completely shocked, as this has happened before in that location I quickly got off at […]

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A hunch? Or an emotion? What’s the difference? May 25, 2015

In preparation for my radio campaign to promote Finding Zoe I found myself preparing to answer that question. Many of the characters in the story had a gut feeling about Zoe—and acted on it—and as a result, she was led home. They had lots of emotions, as well, as we all do. So how is […]

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On the road with Finding Zoe. April 28, 2015

My heart was so opened. Watching Zoe play football with her birth father BJ, whom she hadn’t seen in eight years, see her birth mom, Jess, whom she also hadn’t seen in years, and watching her meet her half-sister Adelynne for the very first time. She saw her loving foster mother, Lois, who signed to her […]

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Looking for Perfection. April 04, 2015

I used to be a perfectionist, always needing to be perfect, never thinking I was good enough, trying to prove to myself that just being me was okay. It’s been a process to be able to accept myself, as it is for most people. The wonderful thing is that, now that I know I’m ok, […]

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What is happiness? March 08, 2015

    Recently, I auditioned for the “Listen To Your Mother” event that will be taking place soon in cities around the country. I was extremely proud of the piece I auditioned that was about my journey to motherhood, and wanted more than anything to be chosen to perform it at the event. When I […]

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Inspiration for your winters. March 01, 2015

When it’s winter and the snow is cold and the sky is dark, how do you find sustenance? When life feels bleak and events seem harsh how do you conquer your own anxieties—and everyone’s around you—to be the light for those who are in your care? Are your children sleeping peacefully in their beds? When they […]

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Achieving our goals can wait. February 22, 2015

Do you know those times in life when nothing definitive seems to be happening? No resounding YES! You nailed it! Go with THAT one! Despite everything you’re doing, things just don’t seem to be falling into place. This describes my life the past couple weeks. I’ve experienced the opposite—when hard work and focus brought quick results. But now, after […]

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What is your life purpose? February 08, 2015

This question, when thought about for even a minute, begins your inquiry. If this question tugs at your insides, if no question is more important, then we can engage in a meaningful conversation. I was asked to write a quote about Purpose in honor of the CLBLive HOA video show, on which I was a panelist […]

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Every mother should learn how to let go. October 31, 2014

  Yesterday was the first day that I left my son home alone. He’s eleven. At first, it felt strange asking him if he wanted to stay home by himself. But he was ready, and so was I. The freedom I felt was glorious; going to the mall and bank solo, just like that. I […]

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