Kindness: The Perfect Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day, SheLovelys! In the weeks leading up to this holiday, we’ve all been encouraged to show our love with sparkly trinkets and pretty packages wrapped with silky red bows. It’s lovely to get an elegant offering, but when I reflect on the things that have made me feel cared for, it’s often smaller […]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

A new year can feel like a fresh start, a clean slate. We dust off those dreams that fell by the wayside and away we go! But maybe once we’ve named and claimed our sparkling visions for our future, we start to backpedal. Our fears and self-doubt pierce through like a pin to a balloon […]

The Sweetest Journey

I have so much to do. [Shoulders creep up.] How am I going to get it all done in time? [Shoulders in knots.] I’m never going to get it all done in time. [Shoulders now replaced with boulders. Hard and heavy.] I should take a break.  I don’t have time to take a break.  That’s […]

The Grace in Girlfriendship

Last night I had dinner with a dear friend. We’d gone to high school together but hadn’t really connected until we found ourselves in the same evening class at college and decided to carpool. For a year or two we were chums, and then we lost touch. We reconnected 15 years later, thanks to Facebook. We […]

The Gift in a Gut Check  

Life, in all its beauty, is ripe with questions and choices. As we grow and learn, we’re bombarded (or blessed) with opportunities to get clear on what we want and need. We’re called to make decisions, much of the time ones that impact others as well as ourselves. There’s not always a “right” answer, but […]