Primed & Penned

Words that will grow wings

Reading words can sometimes be more preferable than speaking them or hearing them.

Sometimes we need our own mental voice to focus and truly see the possibilities in front of us, instead of talking over them. I enjoy penning these possibilities in my blog and hope that if something resonates with you, or you have further thoughts, you’ll feel welcomed in contacting me personally.
I hope that as you peruse through these penned thoughts, that are sometimes dotted with tough love, you’ll feel the freedom that you are searching for begin to come into focus.

We need our friends and family. They form the pulse of our happiness by presenting a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold. In a world where 40% of American adults report feeling lonely, there is no question that a strong social network is...

Most of us are programmed to avoid risks at all costs. We like comfort. We like knowing what to expect. We like the warm and fuzzy feeling of security and certainty. Our culture convinces us that it's the only way to get through life. It's also...

Lately I've been enjoying TV shows such as Spiral, Witnesses, and Dicte. What do they have in common? They're all on Netflix. And they have subtitles. The first two shows are French and the third is Danish. And Witnesses in particular has some awesome scenery as it...

You know it's okay to do things differently and follow your truth, but sometimes it's so dang hard. I've been dancing Nia for over 3 years and if there's one thing it taught me, it's this: move your body's way. (it's actually taught me many things, but...

Have you been waiting for the perfect time to do what you know is right or what you deeply long to do? This is a very common theme among many people - especially women - so you're not alone. Whether it's remaining in a job you...

You've probably read or heard of the advice to act "as if" from many articles, books and workshops. Act as if you've already got your dream job. Act as if you’re successful. Act as if you’re confident. If you believe in the theory behind the action, it...

So I came up with my word of the year. Actually two words: playfulness and rise. Playfulness was chosen during a Toastmasters meeting, during which I led the meeting. I gave everyone a self-care card in an envelope and at the appointed time, I asked everyone...

Just before and after the new year my inbox was inundated with emails about all the things I can do to make 2017 "the best year yet." I'm not opposed to the idea. Not. At. All. It's just that I've found I'm not really inclined...

I’m honored to be a contributing writer for Aspire Magazine’s ‘A Miracle Mindset’ issue featuring Transformational Leader and New York Times Best-Selling author, Marci Shimoff. Along with my article, 5 Signs You’re Ready to March to Your Own Drum and Live Authentically, you’ll discover empowering content...