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Exhale

I'm always a bit doubtful about New Year's resolutions. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of choosing specific practices to improve on and accomplish, but every January I start to wonder whether now is really the best time…

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What If

Do you ever remember the closed doors in your life and just wonder? Do you ever consider what might have happened if, way back when, you said one different word or did one different thing? Uncertainty can bring about these…

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On Feeling Inadequate

Breathe in, breathe out. Today is bigger than the discomfort you're feeling at this moment. And besides, this is how you grow, right? Get out there and make it happen. But maybe get an iced latte first so you can…

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Blank Slate

One week. Seven days. 168 hours, give or take. That's how long I've been in New York City, which feels like a blink and simultaneously like an eternity. Everything about life is so different here and every part of my…

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Compass

"There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of…

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Force Quit

Life has a way of revealing¬†tough realities whether or not we feel ready to face them. In this case, my brain feels something like¬†a car screeching to a halt after driving down the highway at 100 miles per hour. It…

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Grace and Grit

I've officially reached my final month of consulting. (What?) In my typical fashion, I get reflective as chapters are ending, and today I'm reminded of the two words that have gotten me through the tough moments of this year. I first heard them together…

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Live is a Verb

I'm sitting in a Brooklyn coffee shop on this rainy Sunday listening to John Mayer's "Born and Raised" (like any trendy twenty-something Southern girl, I know, but he's my favorite) and the song 'Love is a Verb' is playing through my…

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I’m Not Sorry

I'm not sorry for speaking up at the table yesterday. The words were uttered in haste, a meek apology for stating my opinion when I worried it might contradict your own. I'm not sorry for the time I moved my…

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