Embracing Traditional Femininity in an Alpha Female World

I'm surprised how frequently people refer to me as an "alpha female," or try to lump me in that category.Usually, I think it's meant as a compliment--a recognition that I have leadership qualities and am not afraid to step into roles of authority. I try to receive the compliment for its intention. But really, as … Continue reading Embracing Traditional Femininity in an Alpha Female World

Bra Burning, Awkward Stares and Other Things that Happen When you Become a Christian Hippie

From the time I was small, my mother told me stories about the 70s. One of her favorites was about all the women who burned their bras. I got the impression she didn’t think too much of idea. Especially when many of those women put their bras back ON again in the 80s and 90s … Continue reading Bra Burning, Awkward Stares and Other Things that Happen When you Become a Christian Hippie

What It’s Really Like to Live under the Arabian Sun

Nobody can really prepare you for life in the Arabian desert. Oh sure, they can tell you to bring your sunscreen and prepare to scuttle in and out of the air conditioning like a beetle between patches of shade. But my God, that sun. I’ve read that solar power will be the new oil fields … Continue reading What It’s Really Like to Live under the Arabian Sun

7 Things That Happen When You Get Emotionally Free of your Past

Sometimes, on the healing journey, it can feel impossible to believe that you will ever be free of what happened to you. You’re a goal-oriented woman, and you love to have a target to aim your arrows toward, or a finish line to run for. But when it comes to your emotions and healing from your past, … Continue reading 7 Things That Happen When You Get Emotionally Free of your Past

10 Ways to Experience Your Feminine Energy

For most of my life as a woman, I didn’t really feel like a woman. I dressed like one. I tried to act like one. I checked the “female” gender box on forms. But deep inside I felt like all the other girls had that special something, and it had passed me by. It wasn’t until after … Continue reading 10 Ways to Experience Your Feminine Energy

Telling Your Story Is Great, But Which One are You Telling?

It takes a great deal of courage to tell your story. In my old life, before Nothing, the suitcase and cross-continental moves, I used to do a lot of coaching for women. Telling your story was something I preached and taught. And to a certain extent, I lived it. But I did not understand then … Continue reading Telling Your Story Is Great, But Which One are You Telling?

How Everything Began with Nothing

 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. Genesis 1:1 (ESV) Walking up Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee, you wouldn’t immediately call it a great place for meditation. Especially not at 4 o’clock in the afternoon on a … Continue reading How Everything Began with Nothing

9 Ways to Love Your Body When You Don’t Really Like It

“Don’t you you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that His spirit dwells in your midst?” - 1 Corinthians 3:16 You know deep inside if you don’t love your body. It’s hard to admit aloud, perhaps, but not hard to know in your soul. You hate mirrors. You don’t want to have your … Continue reading 9 Ways to Love Your Body When You Don’t Really Like It