An Inspired Life.

 Life through the
lens of a control-freak perfectionist in recovery.

The Importance of Imperfection

The Importance of Imperfection

To not doubt or sabotage  but to Live  in Love.    To not criticize  or judge but to accept the Beauty  that is imperfection.    To not strip  nor degrade  what is natural  and true.    To soften and not defend.    To speak  with kindness.    To sweeten a...

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From Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light

"You sort of do need to start without light... in order to find it."  - Es Devlin   Whoa what a magical time... But today I woke up in a heaviness. This is a feeling so familiar to me, as it’s how I've spent over a third of my life feeling like. Depression. We’re old...

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An Empath’s Drug of Choice

An Empath’s Drug of Choice

Oh heyyyyy insight... You are such a welcomed, and sometimes hilarious guest that punches me in the face (or the gut) with your truth. Today’s truth:  I choose abusive relationships. Gulp. Deep breath. Sigh. Yes I do. But now that I know better, of course, this is a...

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Happiness is…Heartbreak

Happiness is…Heartbreak

It’s funny how songs hold memories. Feelings, moods…all from the past. Nostalgia, Sometimes. Sadness, Sometimes. For me this song reminds me of my broken heart. How beautifully and deeply it was broken. Broken open. Cleansed. All in its place because it brought me...

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I Have A Confession…

I Have A Confession…

I used to be so terrified of change. That's the life of a control freak though. We’re afraid if something changes we’ll fall apart. And with a grip as tight as mine, it usually did. But it was all for my highest good. The change I feared most was actually the best...

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The Most Intelligent Thing We Own

The Most Intelligent Thing We Own

“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” – Buddha   I caught a cold one night this Summer. It came on like a lightening bolt. One minute it wasn’t there, the next minute it was. Just like that. Boom. Sneeze attack. The...

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The Fear That Made Me

The Fear That Made Me

Fear. Let's talk about fear. I mention this a lot to my students and clients, and when I do I speak of my own fears. And just how much power they hold over me. And almost always, the person I'm speaking to seems to think that can't be true. "You don't strike me as...

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Smells like Fall!

Smells like Fall!

"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go." - Unknown Fall is here and it is time to break out our favorite fall traditions!  I love to watch the colors change, and although we don't get too much here in Charleston, we do get some! The air smells woodsy...

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I’m Having A Love Affair…

I’m Having A Love Affair…

I'm falling in love with life... I’m not waiting for a lover I'm having a love affair with the wind The way the sand moves through my toes The way the water moves past my skin I'm having a love affair With the sounds of the trees The movement of the breeze The ways my...

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Doubt is a Drug I’m Quitting.

Doubt is a Drug I’m Quitting.

It’s raining today. Just started Thunderstorming… the perfect time to nest and let creativity soar.  So I do this thing… (Perhaps many humans do this thing. Or only Perfectionists) I do this thing where I doubt the shit out of myself.   Why?   Because being perfect is...

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