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Donald Trump Is a Soulmate: Learning to Love from Those Who Try to Make Us Hate

October 6, 2017 [loving, raw, unedited] Everything about President Donald Trump stirs “crazy” and “angry” in so many of us. Some of the things he does and says violate every aspect of our being and what we deem compassionate and humane. So much of how he moves through the world stirs up feelings of fear and uncertainty, lack and loss. This is how we know he’s a soulmate. He makes us feel and feel everything deeply. You see, our soulmates are usually the people who will hurt us the most and cause us the most heartache, angst, discomfort, and pain…. 


Video Series: Understanding Hate – Through Tolerance, Love & Forgiveness

September 15, 2017  — Learning to Love from Those Who Hate — Have you ever wondered why some of us hate? Why there are humans among us who connect with hate or racism as a way of being and a way of living and loving? Have you ever wondered if you yourself could become more tolerant—not just of those who think or believe as you do, but even of those who don’t?   If so, please take fifteen minutes to watch this video about understanding hate. The video is Part One of a three-part series of a casually recorded conversation… 


Video Series Preview: Understanding Hate – Through Tolerance, Love & Forgiveness

September 13, 2017 [raw, unedited] Three days after the protests and counter-protests in Charlottesville, VA — a man walked up to me — his body covered in what most consider symbols of hate. And I knew instantly that my life was going to change. I didn’t know how or why, I just knew that it would and that I was getting ready to take a ride on a rollercoaster of love, faith, compassion, tolerance, trust and truth. I also knew that I was being handed an invitation to grow, heal, evolve and get even closer to love. And I was… 


Connecting With Those Who Have Departed

August 7, 2017  [unedited, raw, written and shared in real-time]   Have you ever lost a loved one — either by death or the person leaving your life in some way? If so, have you ever had a moment when tears come to your eyes and you are instantly overcome with emotion and with a deep longing, a deep missing, a deep sorrow, a deep affection and pain for this person?  A deep wish for just one more hug . . . one more laugh . . . one more moment in the world together?  Just. One. More. This happens… 


Finding the Energy of: What Do You Do?

August 5, 2017  [unedited, raw, written and shared in real time]   What do you do [for a living]? This is a question I have always been able to answer with ease, clarity and confidence. But, yesterday a man asked me in the grocery store, near where I’m vacationing, and I struggled to find the words to describe what I do. Up until Monday, July 31, 2017, I was an institutional investment advisor working with institutions large and small on the set-up, compliance, operations and ongoing fiduciary oversight of their company’s retirement programs and the investments within those programs.  On… 


Loving Someone You Hate

  Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to love someone you hate? I mean, why the hell would anyone want to do that?! Well, read on. There’s a really important reason why. Loving someone you hate. It’s probably one of the most difficult concepts to grasp. And probably one that seems illogical. Why on earth, would someone want to love a person they hate? And what does “loving them” mean? Let’s deal with the first question first. Loving a person you hate means you desire peace over personal conflict. It means you desire freedom over self-imposed restraint. And it… 


Morning Call to Dance

June 19, 2017 [unedited, raw thoughts] Have you ever had those moments when you wake and feel disconnected from yourself and from your essence?  …Those mornings when you feel ugly or unloved, lonely or un-nurtured, sad, angry, longing or lost?  I woke this morning feeling all of that, feeling utterly unlike myself and feeling completely disconnected from my essence. And for whatever reason, I also felt called to dance. I felt my soul calling me to just move – in whatever direction my hips and heart desired – to not judge myself – and to play the song that had… 


Free To Be [Me]

Have you ever wondered who you are, what you want, what you like, and what you don’t like? And I don’t mean a pie-in-the-sky response. Have you ever really sat down and dug for the words to describe who you are—the good, the bad, and the fugly? The parts of you that are amazing? The parts of you that can be challenging? Mid-year 2013, one of my “safe souls” (see Vulnerability & Safe Souls) suggested that I write a profile for an online personal ad. She made the suggestion because she thought it might be cathartic for me to put pen-to-paper… 


Getting Our Buttons Pushed: Or So We Think

  Someone asked me the other day how you handle people in your life who push your buttons. Here’s the dirty truth: The only way someone can push your buttons is if you let them. I know, it sounds totally unfair. After all, it’s they who are doing the manipulating, trying to get under your skin, and it’s they who are pushing on your damn buttons! But, here’s the thing (one of my fave sayings!)—the only reason they CAN push your buttons is because you’re unaware of your triggers and your shortcomings, and so you unknowingly let them. Once you… 


Vulnerability & Safe Souls

May 2014 The other day, I was sending my editor some of my posts and I got this knot in my stomach and this feeling of utter insecurity overcame me. I sent her the following email. Kelly, I have to tell you that I feel a little insecure about the posts I sent to you last night. I’m not sure why. I know that mastering vulnerability is a significant part of my journey in this life, but I must say … I have a knot in my stomach. And the thoughts that I’m battling are “they are not good enough,… 


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