My Unique Creative Expression of Self

My Unique Creative Expression of Self

“Put everything away except your pencils.” That is the directive from my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Carlson, signaling it is creative writing time.

A collective groan comes over the class.

Desperately wanting to fit in and be part of the crowd, as I was so good at back then and still have moments of wanting to fit in, I moaned and groaned along with them, but secretly my insides were doing a happy dance.

Expressing My Creative Side Without Shame

As Mrs. Carlson put the creative writing prompt…

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Where is Home?


My GPS on my phone is really confused these days. It doesn’t know where my home is. When I get into my car sometimes it tells me I have fifteen minutes to get home, but that is where I lived last month. Sometimes it tells me I have twenty minutes to get home, but that is where I lived last week. 

The fact is I have lived in a lot of homes since September of 2021 when the call was put on my heart to sell the majority of my belongings and begin my journey into the unknown with God embracing uncer…

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Have the Guts to Make Your Dreams Come True

Have the Guts to Make Your Dreams Come True

Have you stopped dreaming in life? Have you given up on your hopes of making your dreams come true?

It takes guts and inner strength to make our dreams come true, especially when it seems impossible or feels like it’s too late for us.

There are many times in my life I have stopped dreaming and the result has been a loss of aliveness, feeling complacent and trapped in my own life. I call that living a life of quiet desperation.

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life …

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Just Persevere

Just Persevere TISW FB

I love to watch golf. It’s more than my love and passion for the game. It’s the individual stories behind everyone who plays. Every professional, amateur and weekend warrior has a story to tell.

We all have our reasons why we spend countless hours pursuing a game that challenges us to the core of our being. In the end, I have realized, it’s not even about golf.

Perseverance, Tenacity and Grit

It’s about believing in myself, never willing to give up on my greatness. It’s about perseverance, te…

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Reverence for Life


This one precious life.

I hold it with deep reverence.

To live in the moment in full enjoyment with the people, work and surroundings I love.

It’s a get to.

Every breath I take is a gift.

A gift from the Divine.

I don’t ever want to take it for granted.

Reverence for life keeps me at peace.

The only way to bring world peace is to find that reverence for life within us.

We are one.

Can we simply create a win-win for all?

It starts with me.

It starts with love and peace in my heart.


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The Formula for Freedom

The Formula for Freedom

What does it mean to live free?

Is there a formula for inner freedom?

A way of Being in the world.

A way to be true to my soul.

A simple formula to live my best, most fulfilling life.

Truth + Authenticity = Freedom

That’s it.

Seek my truth.

Seek my own wisdom.

Trust my own intuition.

Listen to that still small voice.

I am the master of my own life.

Yes, there can be guides along the way.

But, ultimately it’s up to me to find my own truth.

It’s up to me to live my truth.

On the pat…

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Embrace the Tree


All I have to do is be like a tree.

My feet are rooted deep into the ground.

I am unshakeable.

My spine is like a trunk of the tree.

I am grounded, centered and balanced.

My head is lifted tall like the tip of the tree.

I am proud of who I am.

My arms are like the branches.

I simply sway with the wind.

I take no thought of what I will eat or drink.

I know I will have enough for today.

I simply rest in being a tree.

A tree has nothing to prove.

It just has to be itself.

A tree provi…

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Go All In

Go All In
What would it take for you to go all in with your life? To make that commitment once and for all to be your authentic self. That is what this blog is all about. Overcoming self-doubt to the point where I can go all in being me.

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Embrace Who I Am

Embrace Who I Am

I have tried to fit into the way I think the world wants me to be.

It has never worked once.

In my younger days I tried to be someone I wasn’t through heavy alcohol abuse.

It just about destroyed me.

I thought something was wrong with me.

Why don’t I fit in?

Walking into a crowded room with hundreds of different conversations brought me deep anxiety.

Being around too many people for too long drained my energy.

Loud environments are a lot to handle.

There is a strong sense that I don’t b…

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It's Safe to Be Great

It's Safe to Be Great!-3

My greatest fear is standing out from the crowd.

Being different.

Not being accepted.

Not belonging anywhere.

You see, I have kept myself small to stay safe, to fit in.

I have shrunk back in my life time and time again.

The spotlight, no that isn’t for me.

It’s not safe to be great.

To put myself out there means the possibility of rejection.

It means I could be hurt.

But then the realization hits.

Who am I not to be great?

We all get to be great.

The world needs me to be great.


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