Spiritual Growth

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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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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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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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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What does it mean to live life uninhibited?

That is the question I have been asking myself.

Something I haven’t done very well in my life.

I have lived controlled.

I have lived self-consciously.

I have lived worrying about what others think of me.

What is the root of this inhibited life I have been living?

What do I need to do to live uninhibited?

To live from a place where I express my thoughts and feelings unselfconsciously and without restraint?

That sounds very freeing.

Somehow it …

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3 Reasons Why I Love to Practice Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is the skill of working with energy. It’s the art of effortless power, mirroring the movement of nature. It originated 4,000 years ago in China. 

It’s a powerful practice that helps us to increase our energy and reduce our stress. 

We are energy, that is why I train my energy body through the Eastern bioenergetic practice of Qi Gong daily.

I Feel Empowered

I have learned the hard way that most of life is out of my control. At least the external circumstances are. Trying to control pe…

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Trying Not To Try

Letting Go

I have always been a trier.

Try harder.

Push myself.

Make it happen.

Of course we all need a certain amount of effort to move forward.

But sometimes that over-trying gets in the way.

It creates tension.

It creates anxiety.

Being overly attached to outcomes takes all of the fun out of life.

This has been really hard for me to overcome.

The perfectionist in me wants to get it right.

Be perfect.

To control.

It feels like smoke and mirrors.

I am “trying” to shift out of trying.

There …

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This one life.

This one precious life.

There have been many challenges.

Obstacles to overcome.

Dreams dashed.

Divorce endured.

A disintegrated knee.

A metal hip.


Physical pain.

Emotional pain.



Lessons of perseverance.

And then there is waking up to the truth.

Everything is for my higher good.

To realize the truth of my being.

 I am the master of my life.

No matter what comes my way it is meant to reveal my higher Self.

It’s about overcoming.


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What Would Love Do?

What Would Love Do


The struggle to keep my heart open.

It’s been conditioned to close.

To self-preserve to stay safe.

To protect my energy.

I have told myself so many stories.

It’s not who I want to be.

But it’s so damn hard to change.

The ego is fighting me tooth and nail.

It doesn’t want to let go.

I know the truth, but yet the hardwiring in my brain is holding on for dear life.

Yet, here I am.

Doing the work.

Asking myself the hard questions.

Looking in the mirror.

In the thick of transformatio…

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