Talking Back to Shame
Over the last few months, every time I sit down to write something to post, I stop myself. My mind gets involved and reminds me of how quiet I have been over the last year plus. It tries to convince me there is no way I can start to speak and share now, after all the silence I held during such a tumultuous, horrific (at times), uncertain, heart-opening, mind-opening period of time.
The shame gets loud and I put off writing for another day.
But that’s not how I want to live. I don’t want shame driving the bus. I don’t want to worry about saying the wrong thing.
I want to offer myself the same grace I would a friend.
And if I was talking to a friend about this past year, I would offer compassion and remind him/her/them that we were doing the best we could at the time.
I can remind myself of all the growth that happened during that quiet time. And move on with conviction and determination that my season of silence has allowed me to find a stronger, more truthful way forward.
So here I am. Moving ahead, feeling more equip to communicate with more honesty, curiosity, and compassion.
My writing is where I work out whatever’s on my mind (there’s always a lot going on as I tend to overthink) and on my heart.
I chose to put Brené Brown’s words front and center on this website as a reminder to keep writing to uncover and share the wild parts of my heart – the parts that don’t want to listen to old prescriptions about how things “should” be done or felt.
Do the world a favor: speak your truth. Follow your wild heart.– Brené Brown
WILD is a word I am trying on and hoping to embrace – people probably wouldn’t think of that word when they think of me and that’s ok. I’m ready adopt words in a new ways. And see myself in new ways.
I’m following my curiosity and getting better at listening to the soft whispers of a wild heart asking for more play, more love, more beauty, more of ME.
Here we go!
Talking Back to Shame
Over the last few months, every time I sit down to write something to post, I stop myself. My mind gets involved and reminds me of how quiet I have been over the last year plus. It tries to convince me there is no way I can start to speak and share now, after all…Read More
Lighten Up & Shine On
“Traveling lighter helps me shine brighter.” – Danielle LaPorte This sentence came through my inbox and when I read it I could feel it’s truth. I wanted to say “AMEN, sister.” But, right after that Amen came the twinge of fear. Because in that truth, in that clean, simple phrase, I could feel a call. …Read More
Need Permission to Let Go?
Are you in one of those seasons of life when you have taken on too much and are overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities? Or maybe expectations at work increased at the exact same time as a family commitment became more intense? Or maybe you are feeling the pressure of the upcoming holidays and all…Read More