Womanhood is a multidimensional experience. We birth nations and carry the weight of the world on our backs. The pain of our foremothers is twined in the helix, transmitted generation after generation. Trauma has been sewn in the lining of our womb… and still, we rise.
Relationships… it all comes back to that, right? How we relate to everything and everyone in our environment informs the quality of our lives. Yet, we spend so little time investing, really investing, in the relationships that mean the most to us.
Life is bigger than romance, happiness isn’t effortless, and all relationships are optional. Where we focus our attention determines the perception of the experience. But knowing better is not the same as doing better.
Sexual assault/misconduct/harassment has been a hot topic this year, along with a slew of other button pushers. Not because these things are new, but because the chickens have finally come home to roost. Voices have been activated and are being broadcast on every platform. Victims are becoming more empowered as the voices of freedom continue to ring.
Inappropriate sexual behavior has gone unaddressed for far too long, but that’s over now. A new day has dawned and the reckoning has begun. What goes on in the dark…
Depression wears many faces, it is completely indiscriminate. It does not care how much money you have or how fly you look in a catsuit. Depression is not concerned about your friends’ list or about your viral videos. It is unimpressed by your leadership skills or your 12 best-selling books. Depression crosses class and color lines. It takes root in suburbia and the ghetto. Depression is all-inclusive.
I have made 44 trips around the sun, and I was unknown to myself for most of the journey. But making the choice to be present, for everything, changed everything. And I don’t know if I have ever felt more of myself than I do right now. Everything about the woman I am today feels delicious.
It’s Thanksgiving eve here in the states, so I’m not hosting a guest this week, but I am riffing on what it means to be fully expressed! It’s a short, sweet, must listen to episode… check it out:
Life always serves opportunities for expansion. Whether it be in love or business, at work or at home, the peeling back layers of yourself never ceases. But when you open yourself to the possibilities evolution is inevitable. And truth be told, you will evolve whether you choose to open yourself or not. But making the choice is a lot less painful…
Relationships are the cornerstone of the human experience. How we relate to one another and how we relate to ourselves creates the texture of our lives. Yet, we rarely invest the kind of time and attention that healthy relationships require. From neglecting our self-care to ignoring the changes in ourselves that create riffs in our pairing, relationships need to be tended, regularly.
The womb is a gateway, a portal from which souls reincarnate into flesh once more. A sacred passageway to and from the ether. The womb is a reflection of the Universe. A physical manifestation of the creative thread that unites every thing.
The Universe is not big on straight lines… neither are humans. We are made of complex darkness and stunning light. Our capacity for love is expansive, yet we resist. We are capable of creating amazing things, but we are equally capable of committing heinous acts. The human body is by far one of nature’s most brilliant creations, animated by the soul of the cosmos. Yin AND Yang. Light AND Dark. This AND That.
If you scroll through the newsfeed of your favorite social media platform you are likely to see people crying out for help, validation, and attention. The political infrastructure appears to be collapsing upon itself. Humans feel so invisible that they have replaced intimacy with status updates. And attention whoring has become a PSA for emotional bankruptcy.