Quote of the Day

Brene' Brown TED 2012

I love this!  Brene's books have been a huge part of my path to joy over this past year.  Thank you Brene for being so brave!


Definition of love from The Power of Vulnerability, by Brene' Brown

"We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.  It is not something we give and get, it is something that we nurture and grow.  A connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them.  We can only love others as much as we love ourselves."

Brene' Brown, The Power of Vulnerability

"Authenticity demands wholehearted living and loving, even when it's hard, even when we are wrestling with the shame and fear of not being enough.  Especially when the joy is so intense that we are afraid to let ourselves feel it.  Mindfully practicing authenticity during our soul searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives."

I knew that the work I was doing on myself, with the information in Brene's books, was changing me, when a man I knew, once again, crossed a boundary and rather than feeling I was to blame and I was "bad", but that he was wrong.  I knew that relationship had to end.  I also knew that I had changed.  My perspective on life and relationships had changed.

Thank you Brene' for making so clear with data, facts and personal experience that I could take these steps in a new direction and change my life.

Quote of the day - May 1

On Angels Wings, by Karen Taylor-Good  Love Note pg 40

"Listen to the 'still small/loud voice' when it speaks to you - and perhaps especially on those days when you want to hide under the covers and/or stick you r head in the sand. Be brave, come on out to play, and say 'YES' to life!"

I am practicing being brave in May!

What was the last brave thing you did?