Just a little perspective.

AnXiety- You X the spot where I don’t want to be. Even in the light, you sneak around it and make it impossible to feel safe and in the worst of situations, you completely cover it up like it never existed. Anxiety is very sneaky and I know it is coming. I am its prey.Continue reading “Just a little perspective.”

Make it Happen: Action + Reflection = Change

This year, I decided to choose a mission word for 2019. My word is action because dreaming big is just the beginning, but change requires so much more than a great idea.  We need a plan for action with results… No matter if we are 14 or 41…. Every month, I am going to completeContinue reading “Make it Happen: Action + Reflection = Change”

Hope. Strength. Courage.

There was a time and place where I would have written, “Facing the unknown creates anxiety and fear.” I find myself progressing and developing awareness of self, which allows me to experience life differently and more fully. Today, I write, “Facing anxiety and fear moves you from the unknown to full knowledge of your potentialContinue reading “Hope. Strength. Courage.”

Self-care and so much more…at Ohio Reach’s first College Retreat!

I have attempted to keep my writing separate from my work, but this week,  my professional career and personal journey of transformation blended. This week, we conducted a week-long conference and  inducted new Scholars (former foster youth) into the Columbus State Scholar Network. We have nearly 20 students this semester! Yesterday, Columbus State Community CollegeContinue reading “Self-care and so much more…at Ohio Reach’s first College Retreat!”

Twinkle Twinkle

As a new mom, three years ago, I didn’t have a pre-existing catalogue of songs stored in the library of my mind. I don’t remember my biological mother being very nurturing or singing to me when I was a child; we never had a close relationship. Sometimes she would even say she wished I wasContinue reading “Twinkle Twinkle”

Let it be.

This video prompted today’s post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGgOimJaqT4 Let it be. Okay, so I had a conversation several weeks ago with a colleague about my anxiety regarding flying on planes (and about being in situations where I have no control over the outcome). And he said something to the effect of, “so your calm demeanor, it’s justContinue reading “Let it be.”

The Experience of Hoping…..

Just a little while ago,  I cleaned up the living room and managed to make a path from here to there. And then I decided to turn off the TV… Thankfully,  this process prepared me to clear my mind. I now hear the rain, my son’s cough and the humming of the fridge; thank goodness,Continue reading “The Experience of Hoping…..”

FYI: (Re)Centering in Progress!!!

(http://www.unitync.net/Labyrinth.html) Meditating and journaling are tools that I have practice since I was in 4th grade; I have learned to thrive and evolve as a former foster youth/leader/ professional because I invested time in taking care of my core, the center of my being.  Journaling is a tool to self-reflect, record thoughts, evaluate options, shareContinue reading “FYI: (Re)Centering in Progress!!!”

(Heart, Soul and Mind).

To be transformed, in my opinion, is to have an experience that completely revolutionizes one’s way of thinking and doing; in other words, it’s an experience that alters your state of being, including every fiber of one’s existence. I can share many stories about “leadership transformation,” but there is just one, which truly revolutionized myContinue reading “(Heart, Soul and Mind).”