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Kenya!

Kenya!

Kenya! Africa’s land, big sky and animals made me feel five or 10 years old again!

This second visit, similar to the first, I felt awe, the kind that only nature, the natural world, science, space or the many arts (or healing arts) might elicit.

Part of the magic of safari is that everything is only ever a maybe (part of awe is not knowing what you’ll see, when you’ll see it or how you’ll react or how exactly it’ll change you…).

Simply put, the wild doesn’t do what you want it to do (and that’s awesome).

Kenya!
Kenya!

There’s no order, just a wish…no “to go”, but simply a wait and see and be in the moment, and the only super size being the majesty of the animals you might, if you’re lucky, catch a long glimpse of.

What we’re privy to as we shhh and watch is a circle of life that reminds us of the many little deaths — and lives! — we, too, experience, sometimes all in one day…

Kenya!
Kenya!

You see every season play out before your eyes + inside your heart (also in just one day): winter, spring, summer and fall.

You exclaim with joy, you shield your eyes, you reflect, you get quiet and retreat, you’re on the edge of your seat —

Kenya!

We saw death on this trip…there’s an awe in it we don’t often allow in — such beauty, too, of course, in the life…a baby hyena, baby monkeys, baby leopards, baby elephants…even the scene of a mama & baby Thompson gazelle still connected by the umbilical cord…

We call the journey safari, but we could easily name it reverence.

Thank you, Kenya, THANK YOU.

Kenya!

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good!

Conscious Dying…

Conscious Dying…

“I came back to life!” 

A good friend I did my ecopsychology apprenticeship and vision quest alongside told me about a roommate of hers who, a few times a week, would yell this out from her room in the morning upon waking…

I found it one of the best things I had heard in awhile…and one of the best visuals as I tried to imagine all of it…her friend, the pitch at which she might have said it each time, Brenda hearing it and what her reaction each time might have been, especially not knowing and being surprised, perhaps, each time it came…the laughter that must have come some days.

Sweet perfection.
Funny.
Important.

Imagine if we had this level of excitement and awareness of the ability we have not just to enjoy life, but TO live the magic of keeping our breath, heartbeat or organs working EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Each 365.
And another.
And another.

Each set of 24 hours.
And another.
And another.

In many ways, this simple phrase doesn’t just acknowledge LIFE (and that we have it and get to wildly LIVE it another day). But acknowledges the mystery (and mysteries) of and IN it all…

There is so much mysteryyyy. And remembering this helps us ultimately innovate in our lives. Innovating is not a business thing, it’s a whole life thing). 

I was supposed to bring at least one person with me today on this first day of adding Conscious Dying & Death Doula work to my coaching practice and brought these two gorgeous souls with me.

And ~ energetically behind them there are so many more ancestors who brought their color, wisdom, joy and all their physical and spirit-ual promise inside some pretty deep life experience.

Life experience is our everything. 

What do you most want to do with yours on this day, month or new year of life?! 

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good.

Voice Said To Me (@ 4am!)

There’s been one time in my life that a “voice” has said something to me.

You can call it what it is, but that’s what happened.

It was about four or so in the morning and I was not dreaming and I also was not awake, but I heard this loud and clear: It’s only when you show who you really are that more is revealed.

I took it to heart. It’s tucked away there and, at the same time, it’s in my pocket to readily use and work with everyday.

It’s not lost on me that identity is what I help women with every day…giving an identity to their business foundation and to the expression of that business in the world, but most importantly, helping bring a voice and a language to their values (at the end of the day, this is what it is).

Everything you do in business or in life, essentially comes back to the values you have & hold, whether consciously or unconsciously.

What do you value most? Fulfillment? Service? Relationships? Creation? Wellness?

How do you want to bring *this* most to life through the work you do?

As importantly, and/or if you don’t have a business, how do you want to continue to bring your top values to life as you walk and talk each day?

Show who you really are, the more fully integrated you, not the quarter or the half or the 75% you, but more of all of y o u ~> the more you do the more that doors — the “right” doors, French doors, even — will swing open giving you the answer to where to go next…

Is this not what we’re all looking for…the answer to what is next?

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good!

Photo From Tulum (We Are Made Up Of Water)

Photo From Tulum

The water in you…

Water doesn’t force itself, yet it is a force.

It surrenders and flows with the river or with the energy passing *through* it to produce waves in the ocean, it fills whatever cup or cold tray it’s in and always provides for life which is a most surrendered process…

It gives itself the permission to be what it is and where it is (the definition of grace), which ends up making it a strong element ~ a force to be reckoned with ~ smoothing rocks in a stream effortlessly after weeks, months and years of it passing over, under and around them. 

Water is grace.

You are made up of water*.

YOU are grace.

Tap into it.

Give yourself permission, too, to be WHO you are and WHERE you are right now.

Let the sweat sweat, let the tears tear up. And if it’s joy you feel, let that flow, too! Don’t stop, diminish, pretend or contain any of it away… not for anyone or for any reason.

Let it in, let it out, let it in, l e t i t o u t (this is flow), knowing that whichever you are naturally in or choose, you are letting it get good. 

Tulum, Mexico. Chamomile tea, no sugar, no milk in the cup, basically…water. (-;

[*The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, the lungs 83%, the skin is 64% water, with muscles and kidneys being 79% water. Quite literally you are water…grace].

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good!