About Your Host
As long as I can remember I've been a restless spirit - even as a child. I had so many questions and observations that seemed odd to most people. And I recall feeling alone even when surrounded by people. Living in my head where I could make things make sense, or so I thought. This "ism" has pulled me up to some incredible vistas and allowed for my survival. It has also dragged me down some very destructive roads.
I am enthusiastic about emotional expansion. I've had to do (am still doing) my own healing and recovery from all kinds of people, places, things and ideas. With the help of many, many people, mostly women, and my incredible family, I've been building on a new perspective over the past decade or so. It has changed everything and I am compelled to share it in hopes it will help someone else. For years I've stayed logical, practical, in my head space to pay the bills and protect my independence and my heart. To my detriment as it turns out. Now, I'm living out of my heart space. That low hum of anxiety and grayness I've experienced is a result of not being aligned with my passion.
I'm stepping back into the light after literally 3+ years in hermit mode. Pushing away relationships, noise, activity and anything else that got between me, my spirituality and healing. I needed to sit with all the pain and did not want to. It was a lonely time and also really hard, but absolutely critical in my ascension and I see that now. Colors are brighter, divine timing is my guide, surrender is a blessing rather than a punishment and the things that used to define me are falling away to make way for freedom. The kind that happens in our inner worlds.
Losing my Pop to cancer in September of 2022 was the final piece of that season and it broke me open and woke me up in ways I'll never be able to fully express or understand. I'm ready now to heed my intuition and pursue what matters to me. This podcast is the first step.
I really hope you'll come along. There is a community of people waiting to receive you just the way you are right now.
You are the sky. Everything else – it's just the weather. ~ Pema Chödrön
The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ~ Fred Rogers
“I believe in recovery, and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.” ~ Ann Richards
“Stand up straight and realize who you are. That you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight.” ~ Maya Angelou
"Pain is the fuel of revolution." ~ Glennon Doyle
“My identity shifted when I got into recovery. That’s who I am now, and it actually gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else, because it keeps me in a manageable size.” ~ Eric Clapton
“When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ~ Audre Lorde
"When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected." ~ Laverne Cox
“If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.” ~ Brene Brown
"To us, the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek." ~ Alcoholics Anonymous