“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

“We struggle with perfectionism in areas where we feel most vulnerable to shame, So we’re all comfortable saying, ‘I’m a little perfectionistic,’ which is code for ‘I do things really well’ — but I’m not comfortable saying I have shame. But perfectionism, what is that? I call it the 20-ton shield. It’s a way of…

“I define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. Showing up and being seen when there are no guarantees.  With that definition in mind, let’s think about love. Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back, whose safety we can’t ensure, who may stay in our lives or…

look for those beams of light
that fill the gaping shadows between the trees
& know that you have done the same for me.