For your consideration…….

This weekend during the wrap up of my retreat, we shared what were the parts that held the most value to us. Christine shared that one of the biggest take aways was the validation she received when Carol had shared her story and experiences about her workplace.

These two friends had never met before.  During lunch and just regular chit chat, they discovered that they had worked at the same location. Ultimately Carol shared that she had to retire because the environment had become so toxic she had become physically ill. Christine has been struggling with the negative energy she feels at this same place. She has questioned these feelings over and over thinking it was just her. What was wrong with her? She now knows that nothing is wrong with her. It is the what is right with her. She now knows that the leave of absence she had already put in for is the right decision.

We never really know what is going on with those around us. Much of the dynamics surrounding friendships is the safe place created to share our real thoughts, hopes,fears, dreams etc. Most of us know what that safe place looks and feels like. It is a place where we feel we can speak our truth and we are heard. We are validated.

What we frequently do not think about, is the validation we can give to those who are not close friends or maybe we don’t know them at all. We give that validation when we speak our truth from our Core Essence Self and it hits the recipients own truth.

How many times have we heard phrases like; “I would never have thought that about him/her.” ‘Who knew?” Compare those to the proverbial, “Me too!”. Do you see how different that feels? Do you feel the exclusion versus inclusion or validation?

It goes back to the pebble in the pond scenario. We don’t know how far the ripples go or who we may ultimately touch. We don’t need to know. But truth validates truth. Honor your truth by sharing it.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, hope by hope action steps anyone can do….

-Spend at least enough time outdoors to get 10 deep cleansing breaths

-Pause for as long as you can.

-Feel your own energy, notice your feelings, honor them by writing them down

-Call a friend

-If there is someone who has been on your mind, call them, do some active listening and then speak your truth. There is a reason they are on your mind.


What made me smile yesterday…..

-My beautiful 23 year old, Alex.

-Jeannie’s beautiful “singing bowl”

-Pat, Jeannie, Jane, Leah, Jackie, Andrea, Mara, Christine

-The sunshine

-My little baseball player, AJ, and his dance to the woods.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,






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