Why can’t I say it hurts? I grew up in a "suck it up and wear a smile" culture, but that is not restricted to where I grew up. It didn't help that dance performances reinforced that message in the physical as well, and that I have been dancing for most of my life. I truly thought resilience meant being able to smile, breathe and function like a well-adjusted individual, regardless of what happens to you. I've been through some brutal things and came out smiling because I thought that meant I was no one's victim. What’s your journey been like? Where is it taking you now? I hope this inspires a greater sense of freedom to simply Be.Read More
In life, business, relationships, whether publicly or in private solitude, authenticity uses far less energy. Being authentic, being true to oneself, is not a series of actions or reactions, which may reflect our true thoughts or emotions in one snapshot of time. Those moments are important, yes, because they reveal issues that affect us adversely so that we can address them, or boundaries that have been violated that we need to reinstate. Those snapshots are not, however, who you are inherently...Read More
Here's to you, readers. What I hope this will do is give you a quick conversation to have in your head should you find yourself surrounded by folks pushing you to go against your intuition, your vision. Let me know if it helps.Read More
A big shift for me has been to stop directing clients along the mainstream path, or mine, and start inviting them to take ownership of their own. It's now about inviting people into a space where they can BE. It is, actually, more about holding space for them as they create the space they need to have in order to freely be. What do you think? Do you do the same for clients?Read More
At Successiory, pricing, process and project management, which now includes feasible schedules, begin as intrinsic discussions. Social media is the only service I offer that is world-facing first. Social media can be a lot to navigate, without clarity on who you are (and aren't) as a business and what you offer (and don't). Media, friends and organizations we follow, bombard us with information, factual or otherwise, that push our buttons and drain our energy, and we wind up going wherever they tug us. More, they feed anxiety and depression for many.
Enter mindful reading.Read More