Monday Mayhem – Sharing your gifts with others

As we were driving to church yesterday morning, I saw Rebecca Campbell‘s post about connecting with Mother Earth on Instagram. I thought about how interesting it is to be connected to a woman half way across the world. She and I putting a message of connection out into the Universe all because I read her…

Monday Mayhem – Formalize the Soapbox

This morning I was guest lecturing in a class at 6 AM my time (yes I am sleep deprived, this may ramble). One of the students asked me how to formalize their soapbox. And I thought, “THAT IS A GENIUS QUESTION!” There are 4 ways to really solidify what you want to say so that…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – I am a prickly pear

Reasons to be angry: Boys will be boys unless they are black boys and especially if they are Brett Kavanaugh. A woman is beaten every nine seconds in America (Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit, 2014). NINE SECONDS. NINE SECONDS. The Corvallis School District in Oregon is considering cancelling dances for high schoolers because…

Monday Mayhem – 3 ways you can stop making excuses right now!

Excuses. Everybody has them. I make excuses all the time. My husband will get mad, my kids will be upset, my friends won’t understand. They create a special kind of paralysis for nearly all of us. Excuses. Everybody creates them. They keep us in the place where we don’t have to step out, step into,…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Watching her was hell

Watching her was hell. I was just so sad that this is where we are as a nation. Dr. Ford should never have had to come forward because Kavanaugh should never have come this close to the supreme court. I didn’t even know what informed consent was at 16. I didn’t know I could fight….

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – One Liner Nuggets of Joy

Lately I have been coming up with some really delicious one liners that I have written in my journal or said on podcast interviews. Today I wanted to share my one liner genius with the rest of the world. I hope these quotes inspire you like they inspire me!   “We have to start trusting…

Monday Mayhem – Facilitating Joy While Speaking Truth to Power

On Friday and Saturday, I co-facilitated a workshop with a local pastor and folks from the Department of Public Health and the Department of Human Services. The topic was homelessness in our town of Corvallis. This is the first time that I have heard this group of people laugh together, usually they are yelling at…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – When your hate mail is a backhanded HELL YES!

Tomorrow and Saturday I am co-facilitating a workshop with anyone from our community that wants to participate. There was even a nice little article in the paper about it that one of the ladies from church emailed me so I wouldn’t miss it. The homeless issue in Corvallis is DIVISIVE. There is no real shelter…