Monday Mayhem – Love One Another

I grew up hearing “love one another.” It was a phrase woven into the fabric of the culture I grew up in in Utah. Often said, rarely practiced. Today was the first time that I actually heart it in scripture, read out loud directly from the Bible in church. Us Episcopals are so good with our…

Monday Mayhem – Stop running from yourself

Have you noticed we are always trying to escape? But what are we trying to escape from? Our birthright? Our calling? Our purpose? How many times have we been told who we are isn’t appropriate or good or acceptable? To whose standards? By whose definition? Who makes the rules now is not who has always…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Say exactly what you think

Kids very often say exactly what they think. They have no filter. When they see injustice they don’t think, “well that is awful but I can’t do anything.” They think, “Wow, that is gross, I want to fix that. I wonder what I can do to fix that.” In 2012, I took my daughter to…

Monday Mayhem – Rachel Held Evans – Woman of Valor, eshet chayil

One time I was driving on the 5 freeway on my way to Portland and I was listening to Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love podcast. She was interviewing author and speaker Rachel Held Evans. I cried throughout the entire interview. Rachel inspired me. Rachel gave me hope. Rachel helped me understand the bible and my…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – I love and cherish you my friend…

Yesterday I received a surprise package in the mail. There was a note inside that said, “I love and cherish you my friend. Don’t you ever forget that the worlds needs you. Never, ever forget.” Boy howdy did I need those words. I have been doing some scary stuff lately, putting myself out there for…

Monday Mayhem – I have a prayer

I have a soul calling. I have heard it in my heart ever since I was a little girl. It is a compulsion that I have spent most of my life running away from because I didn’t understand the importance of listening to the whispers of my heart. Every heartache, every struggle, every loss, every…

Monday Mayhem – Look up at the sky

When I was a little girl I would lay on the grass and gaze up at the sky and wonder if anyone could see me down here. I would watch the clouds move and wonder where they were racing off to so fast. Those moments were an escape from the chaos of my life. My…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Misogyny Says

Misogyny says you are unworthy of investing in yourself and if you do you are selfish. Misogyny says if you spend money helping yourself grow and expand and be visible then you are problematic. Misogyny says don’t ask for help, get your shit together woman, no one wants to help you succeed in making your…

Monday Mayhem – You are the grandest tree in the forest

I am a Natural Born Rebel. I am attracted to other rebels. The outside the box thinkers. The people who love to solve problems without subscribing to convention. The Natural Born Rebel is like the tallest most majestic tree in the forest. We are grounded and rooted in our vision. Our water is the change…

Monday Mayhem – 5 things you can do to find your voice

In my workshops and speeches I talk a lot about finding and elevating your voice. Here are 5 things you can do anytime to find your voice and say exactly what is on your mind. Buy a bunch of flowers – I know it seems silly but reflecting on beauty can help you take a…