Living Life Unchained

“Shame was the chain and guilt was the lock that kept me in my place and broken.” I did not want to die chained.                                            You can’t free people who don’t know they are enslaved … especially yourself. You can’t shed old skin, old ways and old thoughts until you have something to replace it with. […]

Home is Not a Place

“Home is not a place. It is not an address or a zip code. It is not made of walls nor does it have a roof. It is not three bedrooms with two and a half baths on a one acre lot. It never has been and it never will be.” By Desiree Adaway | […]

The Story of Enough

“Oh, the stories I told myself. Stories of my unworthiness, my smallness, and my shame.” By Desiree Adaway | Twitter @desireeadaway I have a simple truth I want to share.  I have lived the majority of my life from a place of scarcity. Deep and dark scarcity. A place of deep fear and shame. I was […]

Removing the Mask

“The mask I believed was my salvation was actually a prison of my own making.” By Desiree Adaway | Twitter: @desireeadaway When I was young, I had a horrible time sharing myself with the world.  I was awkward, nervous, hormonal, uncertain. I felt different and I had no idea how to articulate my quirkiness, nor […]

BRAVE: Who You Really Are

“I admire the way you love and live. You inspire me to be brave just by being you.” By Desiree Adaway | Twitter: @desireeadaway “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” […]