Facing Fear

I’m thinking of a time when I knew I was going to have to speak in front of a large group of people and the fear that I felt from the moment I found out the news. I was so honored to have been selected to speak at a conference last summer filled with strangers,

Pursuing Your Passion

What does pursuing your passion mean to you? People talk about it all the time, but what does it really mean? Does it mean quitting your day job and turning your love of crafts, photography or food into your career?  My answer would be, maybe.  It’s very important for everyone to follow their passion and

The Catalyst – Change is Coming

I remember the moment it happened to me, it was years ago, maybe 10 years ago. I was living a life I wasn’t all that happy with.  I wasn’t miserable, but everyday was just kind of, “meh.”  I was painting my living room with a friend, minding my own business when this notion hit me. 

2012 Mission: Authentic Happiness

This time of year many of us are making New Year’s resolutions which can feel really fun at first.  Some goals are easier to achieve, but some goals really require making changes that can be challenging.  Our optimism for the new year can quickly become squelched by our inability to keep up with all of