It was one of those wet blustery days where if you own a pair of purple patent faux leather boots, you must wear them. I like purple, and I like shiny. Nobody loses when one wears such boots on a grey afternoon. So our family and my boots dashed in the rain from our car ... Continue Reading »
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I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. Woody Allen Is there any such thing as a soul? If so, what is it, where is it and why does it matter? People often think of the soul as something ... Continue Reading »
February 4th, 2013
1. I have a louder than most would agree necessary laugh 2. A wonky social filter that kicks in sporadically. 3. An eye for sorrow lurking in corners. 4. A stubborn unsubstantiated confidence that the best in life will always bob up to the top. 5. I don’t wake up well. If given time and ... Continue Reading »
Being authentic is one of, if not THE highest ideal in life. We all aspire to know and be the fullest and freest version of who we are. What do you do when your decision to live authentically clashes with others? Its like the old saying “My karma just ran over your dogma.” Does there ... Continue Reading »
A friend made a decision to leave a job recently. It was a hard decision for her, because even though she knew it was the right time for her to leave, she didn’t want to disappoint her employers and coworkers. What do you do when being yourself causes other people pain? Is it ever appropriate ... Continue Reading »
There’s a world of difference between fitting in and belonging. Fitting in is trying to squeeze into a pair of skinny jeans. There’s nothing wrong with skinny jeans. But sometimes you just want to relax and let it all hang out. Fitting in forces you to change your shape. It can cut off the circulation ... Continue Reading »
The basis for authenticity is to think your own thoughts, know what you value and boldly live it no matter how strong the pressure to conform. When something is true for you, you HAVE to live it, even if the path is hard, your voice shakes, and few people understand you. The alternative is to ... Continue Reading »
I was in the dollar store. Buying brightly coloured plastic landfill, and crying. Did everyone else feel like me? I looked around – it was hard to tell as they filled their shopping carts with crap. I held fart putty in one hand while tears streamed down my cheeks. Nothing was funny. My kids do ... Continue Reading »
Bit different? Speak with a lisp, or like to read? Long nose, big lips, small ears, weird name, wrong shoes, no dad, no fun, too serious, too dumb, too tall, too short too, too, too- just too something. There is always Something. too loud, too popular, too shy too, too healthy. Can you sing? Shut ... Continue Reading »
Speak your truth, even if your voice shakes, your knees buckle, and the earth trembles beneath you. You will be okay. In fact you will be better than okay. Stand by your principles, and the truth will set you free. How? You will like yourself much more this way, and your confidence will show. You ... Continue Reading »
August 31st, 2012
Marianne Williamson has lost her marbles. Or at least that’s what I thought when I read her famous “Powerful Beyond Measure” quote for the first time (in 2001.) “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” I cocked my head like a confused dog. ... Continue Reading »
The essence of who you are doesn’t age. It’s like a new born every moment, pure potential, unconditional acceptance. Rediscover your born identity, your original nature, before the thief called fear and the thug named judgment filled you with doubt. Listen for the heart beat of authenticity and move to its rhythm.
Be prepared to stand out from the field. Make your unique mark and bring your unique color to the world. Stand under the umbrella of authenticity; with self confidence, a willingness to take risks and passionate purpose. Be boldly yourself. No one else brings your skills and genius. soulseeds believes in YOU
This is part two in a series about showing up to life in your best three-piece suit; goodness, truth and beauty. The first article looked at truth which is tangible and measurable like a resume of life achievements. But truth is only meaningful when combined with goodness (ethics) and beauty (self expression). This piece is ... Continue Reading »