The Courage To Leap

The Courage To Leap

“Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” – Toni Morrison My instructor held out a tattered jumpsuit. “Here,” he said. “Put this on. It’s about 30 degrees colder up there.” The jumpsuit was purple, my favorite color. I took it as...
How I Made Peace with Perfectionism

How I Made Peace with Perfectionism

“Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.” ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power I once heard a famous, self-help guru/podcaster say, “Purpose is the thing that launches you out of bed each morning, ready to attack the...
5 Healthy Ways to Manage Frustration

5 Healthy Ways to Manage Frustration

When things go wrong, they really go wrong.  In the span of two weeks, I lost my biggest contract job, my entire family came down with a stomach flu, my husband had to leave on a long business trip, and I barely missed getting into a traffic accident three times...
Lessons From Nearly Losing My Life.

Lessons From Nearly Losing My Life.

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett. When I was 27 I almost drowned. I was caught in a rip current at an unpatrolled beach on the South Atlantic coast of Brazil and I was not a strong swimmer.  I had arrived at the beach with a friend only 5...